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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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Share Everything!

Share Everything!

Why are you holding back? You’ve got some great stuff. An amazing lesson, lab, demo, phenomenon, and/or classroom move. All teachers borrow, copy, and edit. We all need help right now adjusting to a dozen ever-shifting demands and conditions, so…
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California Skies August - October 2021 (and beyond)

California Skies August - October 2021 (and beyond)

When organizing a first sky watching session for students, we suggest that you begin your outdoor session during evening twilight, so students can experience the joy of discovering and identifying the brighter stars as they first appear. Begin your…
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Meet your Region 4 Director (Aug/Sep 2021 Update)

Meet your Region 4 Director (Aug/Sep 2021 Update)

Hello Southern California! My name is Crystal Howe and I am super excited to support CASE in our counties. I grew up in Orange County (Go SC Tritons!) and went to college in San Diego (Go UCSD Tritons!). I am one of those people who accidentally…
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Region 1 Update (Aug/Sep 2021)

Region 1 Update (Aug/Sep 2021)

As a former classroom teacher, August and September always sparked excitement for me as the anticipation of starting school built. But this year seemed different. This year, like much of the last 17+ months, appears to continue to lack the sense of…
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