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Region 4 update: June/July 2022

Region 4 update: June/July 2022

In January, Mono County held their county-wide Science Fair and winners will be competing at the regional SIMSEF science competition.
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Answering the Call in Palm Springs!

Answering the Call in Palm Springs!

Poolside chill, amazing mountain views, balmy evenings, great restaurants, ultra cool mid-century architecture, golf, tennis, hiking… Who doesn’t love Palm Springs?
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Skies for February through April 2022

Skies for February through April 2022

One bright planet, Jupiter, visible briefly in the evening (soon to depart), along with a great many bright stars! In the morning, Venus is at its best and brightest for the year, and showing crescent phases (discovered by Galileo) within easy reach…
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Region 4 Update: February/March 2022

Region 4 Update: February/March 2022

San Diego formal and informal educators got outside together to Hike, Explore, and Learn. We had a fabulous day outside as a group, enjoyed a break in the rainy December weather, and learned new strategies to use with students.
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In CASE You Missed It (February/March 2022)

In CASE You Missed It (February/March 2022)

We made it through January and now we’re well into the new year. Here at CASE, we haven’t skipped a beat. We have plenty of professional learning and networking events (virtual AND in person) coming your way, and so many other happenings as well.…
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The Power of High Quality Science Instruction

The Power of High Quality Science Instruction

In 2019, there was a huge buzz about science education in California and how the CAST could be a catalyst for change as it became operational and the first year of data was collected. We knew great work was happening in schools across our county and…
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Does your LCAP support science for All students?

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?
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Adrenaline-Based Instruction: Adjusting Classrooms to Current Needs

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…
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Bright Moments

Bright Moments

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.
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Student Voices and Experiences on DEI

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…
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