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Science Education Post-Election Update

Science Education Post-Election Update

With the 2020 Election now behind us, there is more certainty around the direction of policy and legislative developments going forward, but there continues to remain a great deal of uncertainties too. This dichotomy seems to be endemic of the year…
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California Skies, December 2020 through March 2021 (and beyond)

California Skies, December 2020 through March 2021 (and beyond)

These monthly evening and morning twilight star maps, the December 2020 Sky Calendar and evening sky map, and summaries of sky events for December 2020 through March 2021 are intended to help teachers guide students to follow the seasonal westward…
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California Skies, October through January 2021 (and beyond)

California Skies, October through January 2021 (and beyond)

These star maps, Sky Calendars, and monthly summaries of sky events for October 2020 through January 2021 are intended to help teachers guide students to embark on following the seasonal progression of the stars; to notice changes in the arrangements…
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Grow, Adapt, Invest in Yourself

Grow, Adapt, Invest in Yourself

Fall is finally upon us, and while we wish that everything was back to normal again, we as a society and science community must continue to adapt and change to new circumstances. When I think back on the recent months and times before, I realize that…
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Engaging Students with Outdoor Education during Distance Learning

Engaging Students with Outdoor Education during Distance Learning

Here in the Eastern Sierra, we have abundant outdoor science education opportunities and, in a normal year, we offer a rich array of field programs for our students. Our outdoor programs start in Kindergarten or 1st grade with a garden box where…
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Age Appropriate Climate Education and Conservation Messaging

Age Appropriate Climate Education and Conservation Messaging

As educators, we want to provide experiences that are relevant and authentic. So when learning can be tied to a current issue such as climate change, it is tempting to dive in with gusto to leverage the enthusiasm, engagement and even concern of our…
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Calling all 8th Grade Science Teachers

Calling all 8th Grade Science Teachers

WestEd, a non-profit education research and development organization, is partnering with Myriad Sensors, Inc., developers of PocketLab, to test their new online lab notebook and class collaboration platform through funding from the Institute of…
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Region 4 Update October/November 2020

Region 4 Update October/November 2020

Hello there, California science educators. I hope that you are feeling better in your roles and adjusting to the current normal. I also hope you are safe and staying well. One of the benefits of the new norms is that what happens in Region 4, or…
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Region 2 Update (Oct/Nov 2020)

Region 2 Update (Oct/Nov 2020)

As we have all made the adjustments to teaching our students online, many of our counties, districts, and community partners have done the same. Those of us who provide professional learning opportunities for our educators and hands-on learning and…
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CASE Needs Your Thought on NGSS Professional Learning

CASE Needs Your Thought on NGSS Professional Learning

At the beginning of July, CASE launched a survey as a component of a major data collection and learning effort to gauge the status of NGSS Professional Learning throughout the state. As an organization that prides itself on being an advocate for…
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