Community Education Partners, Citizen Science Projects...
Outdoor environmental literacy and distance learning on laptops seem diametrically opposed. K-12 teachers throughout California have always relied on community education partners for getting students into nature and interacting with flora and fauna…
Here We Go Again: Fresh Advice on Distance Learning
Almost everyone in education is building distance learning activities these days. Elementary and secondary teachers, college professors, and professional developers are all trying to figure out how to create enjoyable and effective learning…
Region 1 Update (Aug/Sep 2020)
It’s that time of year when we start gearing up for a new group of students/families and a new school year; but this time, many teachers and students are still wondering what this year will look like.
Region 4 Announcements for August/September 2020
Hello! Thank you for bringing me back for a second term as Region 4 Director for CASE.
A Time for Radical Change
There is a major disparity among California's demographics in science education. In 2019, a mere 14% of Black students and 19% of all Latinx students met state science standards compared to 43% of White and 44% of Asian Americans (California…
Bringing your classroom outdoors
In light of COVID-19, with new concerns and requirements for student and teacher safety, schools are being challenged to consider alternatives to traditional classrooms and science labs.
Challenges of science education in a COVID world
When colleges first started to shut down in early spring, like everything else, classes were transitioned online.
Chemistry Experiments at Home - Acid-Base Reactions
Learning chemistry should include hands-on experimentation, but can this be done safely while under stay-at-home orders?
California Skies, August through October 2020
These star maps, Sky Calendar, and detailed monthly summaries of sky events for August through October are intended to help teachers guide their students to a memorable start in naked-eye astronomy. Jupiter and Saturn appear near each other in the…
What Happened to CSTA? And what is CASE?
A few weeks ago I got an email from my very favorite professional organization saying there was “Big News!” The announcement was that CSTA, the California Science Teachers Association, was changing its name to CASE, the California Association of…