Follow the planets, April through July 2020
In the evening sky, Venus shines at peak brilliance in April, while setting in a dark sky more than three hours after sunset. In May, Venus drops dramatically, disappearing into bright twilight before month’s end. On its way down, Venus on May 21 has…
Hear Their Brilliance: Reflections from Region 4 - San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
Talk provides context and opportunity for knowledge building. Talk helps students develop critical thinking skills.
CSTA Outdoor & Environmental Literacy Webinar Series
CSTA is thrilled to introduce a new webinar series: Outdoor & Environmental Literacy Learning. The over-arching goals of the webinar series is to: Make the Case for Environmental Literacy, Resolve Perceived Obstacles and Support Teachers as they…
Nominate a Science Educator
CSTA is committed to recognizing and encouraging excellence in science teaching through the presentation of awards to science educators who have made outstanding contributions in science education in the state and who are poised to continue the…
CSTA Approved NEW Position Statement
“Developmental researchers have shown that young children understand a great deal about basic principles of biology and physical causality, about number, narrative, and personal intent, and that these capabilities make it possible to create…
Going Slow to Go Fast: Building Systemic Leadership Capacity Pays Off
Someone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long time ago. This quote attributed to investment guru Warren Buffet serves to illustrate the importance of playing the long game through purposeful planning. While not a…
Ready or Not: Coping with Working from Home
I have spent the first three weeks of March vetting resources, creating plans, and learning how to use a variety of distance learning tools to prepare for supporting hundreds of teachers in my district while we are facing the challenges of remote…
Never Forget, You'll Need It Tomorrow
Brain researchers claim that the average person will forget 70% of what they experience within 24 hours.
Bringing College to High School
One day during our weekly Professional Development, we were discussing how to prepare students for college.
Keeping High Standards Without Standards: An Interview with Ryan Gallagher, Director of Continuous Improvement, High Tech Schools
This article seems more relevant now than when I wrote it a month ago.