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?
Adrenaline-Based Instruction: Adjusting Classrooms to Current Needs
“I am looking for strategies that take away students’ attention from their cell phones.” “It has been challenging to teach since the pandemic.” “ It has been hard to get my students to communicate and talk with each other.” Do any of these…
It is hard to teach these days, behavior management is all-consuming and, learning loss is real. Instead of focusing on those things, though, I thought I’d share three brief snapshots of my students doing science.
Student Voices and Experiences on DEI
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has become the focus of numerous worldwide organizations and is a newly formed committee for the California Association of Science Educators (CASE). To start off the new year, as the first article from the DEI…
CASE Swag: Show Us Your Skills
Are you proud to be a science teacher? Do you want to show it? We do! If you are a member you can get some cool CASE gear at the CASE Goods Store in the members only part of the website. You need to Login to get there.
California Skies for December 2021 - January 2022
December highlights: Venus bright enough for daytime naked-eye, of peak interest for optically aided viewing, and a spectacular pairing with a crescent Moon. An eye-catching lineup of three evening planets all month, with a fourth joining the party…
The State of Science Education in the State
Science teachers know that a great science education is the key to many high paying and fulfilling careers. Science learning teaches students to see the world through the lens of evidence and data, which is desperately needed in an era of conspiracy…
Region 4 Update - Dec/Jan 2021-2022
We use the end of a year to set goals for our future. As an educator, these goals are often focused on reaching more teachers and students or learning about a new (or new to me) topic in science education. This year, I am thinking about goal setting…
In CASE You Missed It (December/January 2021-2022)
Just because conference season is over and the holidays are coming up soon doesn’t mean we’re slowing down! Take a look at a few of our events and announcements you may have missed.
Systems: The Super CCC
This is the second article in a series about global environmental issues, especially as viewed, investigated, and understood with the lenses of the magnificent 7 NGSS Crosscutting Concepts. The first article focused on the phenomena of our current…