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STEM in Community College

STEM in Community College

California’s community college system has endless opportunities in STEM. Students may be interested in attending a community college for the various benefits it provides, but may not know its benefits in STEM education. Whether a student’s goal is to…
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CASE Announces New Executive Director, Michele Holcomb

CASE Announces New Executive Director, Michele Holcomb

The CASE Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michele Holcomb has been named Executive Director for the Association. Michele is no stranger to the CASE community as she has served as your Deputy Executive Director for the past two years and…
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Sharing Science through Social Media

Sharing Science through Social Media

Science teachers have been using social media for years to engage students. This really accelerated during the pandemic with distance learning as teachers looked for new ways to connect with their students. YouTube is the most popular platform, but…
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Global Environmental Literacy

Global Environmental Literacy

For the vast majority of human history, people could not affect the condition of our planet or the strength of its web of life. People could disrupt their local ecosystem to the point where it could no longer support them. Their community either died…
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Hurricanes!

Hurricanes!

Hurricanes just keep coming! This is hurricane season, so hurricanes will be in the news for the next couple months. Kids in California have likely never experienced a hurricane, but they all have stories to tell about big storms they’ve experienced…
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Use the Study of Natural Selection to Challenge Racism

Use the Study of Natural Selection to Challenge Racism

The Black Lives Matter protests last year led to many teachers talking about explicitly attacking racist ideas as part of classroom instruction. Most of these ideas were about history or humanities lessons. But race is a concept in biology, so why…
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Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

California is one of the most diverse states when it comes to our population, terrain, natural resources, and weather. That also means we have some of the most diverse types of natural hazard threats including wildfires, floods, earthquakes,…
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Encouraging asset-based mindsets through student-centered reflections in the Science classroom

Encouraging asset-based mindsets through student-centered reflections in the Science classroom

As an instructional mentor, I meet with novice teachers weekly where we take time to plan, analyze student learning and identify high leverage practices to support student growth. During my weekly meeting with Leslly Avendaño, Transitional…
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In CASE You Missed It (Oct/Nov 2021)

In CASE You Missed It (Oct/Nov 2021)

What a BUSY month it’s been for CASE! Time is flying by quickly, so we’ll fill you in with what you may have missed these past few months.
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Region 4 Update - Oct/Nov 2021

Region 4 Update - Oct/Nov 2021

As summer (slowly here in SoCal) gives way to fall, I always love the feeling of morning fog in the air and the need for layers in the evening. October always feels like the true start of the school year to me.
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