Get Excited for the Poolside Engineering Challenge
Where do you want to be on October 20? Working on your engineering education skills of course! Trying to apply Archimedes Principle and your best thinking about structure and function.
Equitable Grading Practices: Empowering K-12 Teachers for Inclusive Assessment
What is a good learner? What evidence would show this? How do you know when students are learning? How do students know when they are learning? Five years ago, at our then principal 's encouragement, my “Physics of the Universe'' professional…
Psychological Safety: A Necessary Condition of Equitable & Inclusive Science Classrooms
Even before I became the co-chair of the CASE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, I’ve been digging into aspects of equity, identity, and belonging in the science classroom. At some point in my journey, I stumbled upon the idea of…
Phenomenal Science Notebooks
[Originally published on March 15, 2023] It was a packed house at the CASE conference for my two sessions! Over 250 teachers came to learn about phenomenal science notebooks. The first session focused on sketchnoting in science. Taking lecture notes…
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…
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Science Education
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities, California is confronting historic drought and wildfires. In these deeply challenging times, a public health crisis and the risks of unchecked climate change underscore the critical importance…
Does your LCAP support science for All students?
Does your district support science for all students? Meaning, do you have a curriculum aligned with NGSS? Have you and your fellow teachers had enough professional learning to use the curriculum the way it is intended?
Enhancing STEM Education & NGSS Implementation
Over the past 30 years, there has been a decline in the number of U.S. college graduates seeking careers in science and engineering. Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS) of Santa Clara Valley is a volunteer program affiliated with…
5 Common Questions Teachers are Asking About NGSS-Designed Science Materials
The Next Generation Science Standards challenges how science was taught for decades. K-12 NGSS Teacher Morgan Martin answers common questions teachers are asking about making the shift to the NGSS Framework.
Opportunity for Successful Science Implementation in a Post-Pandemic Climate
The following excerpt below and accompanying PDF is provided by the Networked Improvement Community Region 10 (Geographic area in California that includes Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties).