A Remedy for the “Opportunity Myth”: Bringing the NGSS Progressions to Life with TK-12 Teacher Collaboration
“So my students used bromothymol blue as an indicator to investigate cellular respiration and photosynthesis,” the 9th grade Biology teacher proudly explained.
The Importance of Community
Recently, I signed up for a two-day introductory training focused on Restorative Practices. I have had previous experiences with restorative circles and, as a result, I can honestly say a part of me was dreading the training and potential emotionally…
Region 2 Updates
CSTA Region 2 Calendar of Events By: Claudio Vargas, Regional 2 Director
Region 3 Update
Region 3 update. As the school year gets well underway throughout our region, and classroom instruction and coaching are into the fall groove, it is time to think about attending some professional development!
Region 4 Update
Although school is back in session, and it is September, it is impossible to say that summer is over when the temperature is still in the 100s here in the southern California desert!
New School Year, New Science Opportunities
As teachers, we often finish the year saying, “Why didn’t I…?,” or “I wish I would have.” Then we begin the school year with “This year I am going to….” Well, here is my “I am going to…!”I am going to teach more science than I did last year!
CA Green Ribbon Schools Award Honors Environmental Science in California Schools
Green schools engage kids to understand and act on environmental issues in high-quality learning environments that support the whole child.
High School NGSS- “Where’s My Curriculum?”
At long last, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum is finally here! The state has approved 29 instructional materials for use in K-8. The list can be found here. But wait a minute, those are all K-8, what about high school?
CSTA Welcomes Michele Holcomb as Deputy Executive Director
The board of directors of the California Science Teachers Association made a strategic decision earlier in 2019 to increase the full-time staff to grow and better serve the organization's membership.
The Saga of Cell Phones
When I went to junior high, my father made sure I had quarters in my pocket. After all, what if I needed to get in touch with him? (I might have forgotten my lunch or homework.)