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3 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

3 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

Many are dependent on rote learning, which can make it difficult to keep students engaged. Gamification can help! One way gamification enhances learning is by increasing student motivation—after all, who doesn’t like a little competition? Students…
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Do Girls Really Belong in STEM?

Do Girls Really Belong in STEM?

Our first article in the series explored student voice on DEI through reflections on their pre undergraduate STEM experiences. For this second series current high school STEM student voices are amplified, speaking to the notion of marginalized voices…
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Finding Your Community

Finding Your Community

Two years ago, when I became CASE President, we were still in the midst of the COVID pandemic and I was missing the sense of community that science teachers get from being connected to other science teachers.
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Free environmental literacy resources for grades TK-12

Free environmental literacy resources for grades TK-12

Do you want your students to be environmentally literate but don’t know where to start or lack the time to prepare lessons? CASE is here to help! In March 2023 CASE invited inspiring speakers to share free environmental resources geared for teachers…
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Why We Teach Science

Why We Teach Science

It’s Springtime, and the school year is getting to feel a bit long in the tooth. Testing might be zapping the life out of the year, and students and teachers are starting to count days. It’s been a very rough few year(s), and summer is calling…
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Region 4 Update: Spring 2023

Region 4 Update: Spring 2023

The CA NGSS have an important birthday this year! 10 years ago, the State Board of Education adopted the CA NGSS as our science standards. With this exciting birthday, we want to celebrate the amazing work that is happening in Southern California to…
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Planned Happenstance in Career Exploration

Planned Happenstance in Career Exploration

We’ve grown up being asked that question as early as Kindergarten and we continue to ask that of each other and ourselves throughout our years. From an early age we are conditioned to pick a title/career and focus solely on that career as we navigate…
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STEAM Micro-Credentialing: Cultivating Educator Excellence

STEAM Micro-Credentialing: Cultivating Educator Excellence

How can we cultivate and validate educator expertise in STEAM? As the number of schools identifying themselves as STEAM increases, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Human Resources Division developed and launched a research- and…
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Science Education in an Age of Misinformation

Science Education in an Age of Misinformation

Today, students turn to the internet for information about a range of science-related issues, like COVID variants and climate change. However, misinformation (misleading information shared by mistake) and disinformation (fake information shared with…
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Making a Case for Elementary Science through STEAM

Making a Case for Elementary Science through STEAM

This October at the CASE conference in Palm Springs, the Call to Action for Science Education was heard loud and clear. One point really stood out to me: “Scientific thinking and understanding are essential for all people navigating the world, not…
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