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Who Really Does the Work?

Who Really Does the Work?

As we quickly approach the end of my term as CASE President, I want to take this opportunity to thank some of the unsung heroes of the last two years: CASE Committee Members. Typically, during our annual conference, we are able to acknowledge these…
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Opportunity for Successful Science Implementation in a Post-Pandemic Climate

Opportunity for Successful Science Implementation in a Post-Pandemic Climate

The following excerpt below and accompanying PDF is provided by the Networked Improvement Community Region 10 (Geographic area in California that includes Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties).
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Taking on Climate Change with Courage

Taking on Climate Change with Courage

I remember the day I was invited to attend a group meeting with Dr. Deborah Ball to learn more about discretionary spaces and how these small interactions carry such great weight in classrooms. I was so excited to chat more with her about teacher…
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In Case you Missed it...(February/March 2021)

In Case you Missed it...(February/March 2021)

A lot has been happening with CASE in 2021, and we want to keep you updated with all the latest. From conference announcements, webinars and more, take a look to see what you may have missed!
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The Space Race as a Model for Transforming Education in California

The Space Race as a Model for Transforming Education in California

The space race began on October 4, 1957 with the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik. In less than one year, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Education Act of 1958 (NDEA) with the hope of spurring changes within education that would lead to…
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“Walking into Spiderwebs”

“Walking into Spiderwebs”

As those lyrics from Gwen Stefani of “No Doubt” rolled around in my mind, I realized that 2020 didn’t call back. It was a year of #unprecedented firsts in many of our lives. It was the year of #COVID19, the most popular tweet. The #Pandemic where we…
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Let’s Talk Science...At A Distance

Let’s Talk Science...At A Distance

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unexpected changes in education and for science classrooms in particular. However, I have been surprised to learn that one classroom practice seems to retain its effectiveness, and in many ways, has elevated…
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Science Fair Family Academy

Science Fair Family Academy

Getting middle school students to participate in the annual science fair has always been challenging. And the fact that it’s a virtual science fair meant that we knew we had to do something new to support our students. Our plan: a Science Fair Family…
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Q&A For The Day

Q&A For The Day

I was recently interviewed by a 9th grade biology student working on an assignment and some of the questions he asked reminded me of the numerous discussions regarding CA NGSS implementation I have had over the last few years.
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California Skies: February and March 2021

California Skies: February and March 2021

Evening (see evening twilight charts for February and March 2021, above): Follow the Moon nightly at dusk, from a thin crescent low in WSW on February 12, to Full, low, north of east, two weeks later on February 26. Moving an average of 13° per day…
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