CSTA is Now Seeking Volunteers for 2020-2021 Committees
CSTA's Board of Directors and the work of CSTA are served by several standing and ad hoc committees. These committees act in an advisory capacity to the board and do a great deal of the work of the association. All committees are filled and directed…
Want to try new NGSS-aligned online chemistry activities?
WestEd seeks high school chemistry teachers to participate in a study during the 2020-2021 school year. WestEd and Carnegie Mellon University created online chemistry activities to help students learn reasoning and science practice skills.
Region 4 Update
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How One Program Uses Hands-on Experiences in the Outdoors to Teach the Environmental Principles & Concepts (EP&Cs)
It’s 7:00am in the foggy coast redwood forest, and students from San Joaquin County are just waking up and getting moving for their day in their cabins, just as they have for the last 63 years here at Camp Jones Gulch.
Mentoring the Next Generation of Science Teachers
Field experiences (i.e., student teaching) early in teacher preparation programs affect new teachers’ practices and beliefs more than any other component of their teacher preparation work. Yet, very few teachers mentoring teacher candidates receive…
Using One-Page Assignments as Alternative Assessments
Not too long ago the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Coordinator at my middle school sent an email requesting teachers to share their one-pagers (also known as one-sheets) with her for our AVID revalidation.
I have been the Elementary Science Teacher On Special Assignment (TOSA) for the last three years at Palm Springs Unified School District and sometimes get asked, “What exactly do you do?”
Environmental Literacy May Be the Answer
Across the state at science education events, environmental literacy is increasingly in the spotlight. At the opening of the CSTA conference, after the Climate Summit, high school teachers were so eager to get more resources that some sessions were…
Creating a High School School Culture that Believes in Kids
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) expect students to do the work of scientists and engineers such as making and revising models, arguing from evidence, and designing experiments. If we don’t think our students are capable of independent…