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Making Choices and Making Messes: What student agency looks like in science classrooms

Making Choices and Making Messes: What student agency looks like in science classrooms

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) encourage students to not just “know about science,” but to actively engage in “doing science.” Rather than carrying out pre-designed investigations, students should have “epistemic agency,” or ownership…
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Environmental Education and NGSS in an Era of Uncertainty

Environmental Education and NGSS in an Era of Uncertainty

Environmental issues lend themselves to cross-disciplinary integrative learning and science teachers are central to the effort to bring environmental literacy to every California child...At the heart of this broader integrative effort is…
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Science Adoption is Here!

Science Adoption is Here!

Curriculum adoption is upon us! It is an exciting time to finally be getting a curriculum for science, but also a daunting task. Teachers know that curriculum comes and goes, but for the several years we have one, we have to make sure it's a good…
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Cup of Tea

Have you ever felt like your time is split between too many subject areas in your classroom and you’re torn on how to teach all of the content?
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Lessons Learned from the NGSS Early Implementer Districts

On March 31, 2017, Achieve released two documents examining some lessons learned from the California K-8 Early Implementation Initiative
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Follow the planets, April through July 2020

Follow the planets, April through July 2020

In the evening sky, Venus shines at peak brilliance in April, while setting in a dark sky more than three hours after sunset. In May, Venus drops dramatically, disappearing into bright twilight before month’s end. On its way down, Venus on May 21 has…
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Hear Their Brilliance:  Reflections from Region 4 - San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)

Hear Their Brilliance: Reflections from Region 4 - San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)

Talk provides context and opportunity for knowledge building. Talk helps students develop critical thinking skills.
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CSTA Outdoor & Environmental Literacy Webinar Series

CSTA Outdoor & Environmental Literacy Webinar Series

CSTA is thrilled to introduce a new webinar series: Outdoor & Environmental Literacy Learning. The over-arching goals of the webinar series is to: Make the Case for Environmental Literacy, Resolve Perceived Obstacles and Support Teachers as they…
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Nominate a Science Educator

Nominate a Science Educator

CSTA is committed to recognizing and encouraging excellence in science teaching through the presentation of awards to science educators who have made outstanding contributions in science education in the state and who are poised to continue the…
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CSTA Approved NEW Position Statement

CSTA Approved NEW Position Statement

“Developmental researchers have shown that young children understand a great deal about basic principles of biology and physical causality, about number, narrative, and personal intent, and that these capabilities make it possible to create…
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