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Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment Through Science

Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment Through Science

This study tested the theory that district use of STEMscopes increases district English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics proficiency through increases in science proficiency. Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with…
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Using Citizen Science to Support Social and Emotional Learning Needs During Covid-19 to Engage Students and Caregivers

Using Citizen Science to Support Social and Emotional Learning Needs During Covid-19 to Engage Students and Caregivers

As teachers, students and caregivers transition from in-person instruction to distance learning, hybrid learning, or a blend of both, many are struggling with how to develop a classroom culture that engages and inspires students as they develop an…
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Keeping High Standards Without Standards: An Interview with Ryan Gallagher, Director of Continuous Improvement, High Tech Schools

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.
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Learner-centered Classrooms: Getting Students Involved in Assessment

Learner-centered Classrooms: Getting Students Involved in Assessment

Do you remember cramming for exams as a student? I rarely took part in cramming sessions but I remember these were the norm amongst my fellow high school and college students.
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Phenomena Are Everywhere!

Phenomena Are Everywhere!

A few weekends ago, I attended the Brunch with the Birds at the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Sacramento.
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Our Beloved Tree Garden

Our Beloved Tree Garden

This year, in support by a grant from the Roots and Shoots Foundation by Jane Goodall, I was able to have three trees planted at my school.
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Women in STEM- How can we help increase the numbers?

Women in STEM- How can we help increase the numbers?

The past three years I have been busy working on my doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in STEM Leadership.
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Science Teachers in Love!

Science Teachers in Love!

If you missed the Member's Only reception at the CSTA conference in San Jose, Oct. 19, 2019, you missed a good time. But you missed something more exciting than just food, drink, camaraderie, and a chance to explore the Tech Interactive. You missed…
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If You Give a Teacher a Flyer...

If You Give a Teacher a Flyer...

I was fortunate enough to attend the Climate Summit pre-conference day at the 2019 CSTA Conference in San Jose. In addition to wonderful speakers, the pre-summit offered participants an opportunity to sit in on roundtable sessions to learn about the…
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San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research: Home of Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science

San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research: Home of Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science

When you hear about the World Famous San Diego Zoo, what comes to mind? Most people think of a beautiful facility that supports wildlife conservation around the globe. World-class professional development programs for formal and informal educators…
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