5 Strategies to Support Multilingual Learners
English is not the primary language for a large number of students in the United States. And for many of them, academic challenges are compounded by struggles with language. How do we ensure we are properly supporting this population?
California Skies, Winter 2022
Coming events, December 2022 and beyond: Occultations of Mars by the Moon will be visible in parts of the U.S. on the evenings of Dec. 7 (a Full Moon, the next one after the eclipse), and Jan. 30 (a waxing gibbous Moon). From Los Angeles and Palm…
Show Me the Money!
What do you need to support science at your school, your district, your community? Is it professional learning on how to engage all kids in science, even the ones who don’t traditionally take the advanced classes needed to meet the A-G requirements?…
Region 4 Update: Winter 2022
Two cohorts of secondary teachers from across five Southern California counties have participated in professional learning centered on connecting science and environmental literacy titled Launching Environmental Literacy Lessons.
5 Steps to Be Phenomenal with Phenomena
What makes great phenomena bones that are strong enough to support an entire unit? At Mosa Mack, we use a simple strength test to determine well built phenomena -- we consider how many questions are elicited from students when the phenomenon is…
Using Art to Communicate About The Importance Of The Ocean To Help Inspire Action
Our ocean doesn’t get the attention that it deserves for such an important role that it plays in our lives. Many people are not aware that every second breath we take comes from the ocean. While the vast ocean is vital to all life on Earth, it is…
Four tools for teaching biotech to beginners
Clinical Laboratory Technician, Biofuel Engineer, Molecular Biology Technician, Quality Control Chemist—even Brewmaster. What do all of these jobs have in common?
2022 California Science Education Conference Reflection from a long-time attendee, presenter, and exhibitor.
After a two-year pandemic-driven hiatus from in-person conferences, CASE was able to bring back the event that means so much to our energy education organization, and especially to teachers, schools, and programs looking to strengthen their STEM…
STEP UP: Supporting Teachers to Encourage the Pursuit of Undergraduate Physics
While school districts continue to shift to the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) teachers and administrators alike are taking a critical look at who does science in their schools.
Coherent and Student Centered Science Assessment Systems
When someone tells you to think about assessment, what pops into your head? After spending the last year talking about NGSS assessment with thoughtful science educators from across California, I think of this depiction of a Coherent Assessment System…