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In Case you Missed it...(April/May 2021)

There’s been a lot happening at CASE in the last few months! We want to keep you updated with all the latest information, so keep reading to find out about all that went on since our last issue!

Conference Registration Now Open!
Registration for the 2021 virtual California Science Education Experience opened on April 1! If you want to take advantage of the discounted super bird rate, then don’t wait, because these rates are only for a limited time! Super bird rates will only last until April 30. You can register for conference here.

Share Your Knowledge and Expertise
The deadline to submit a proposal for the California Science Education Conference has been extended to April 16! We're currently seeking virtual learning workshops that cover a wide variety of professional learning on any science related topic that address the learning needs of our community, which could include the following:

  • Science specific instructions
  • Grade level specific workshops
  • Equity and Science
  • Computer Science in Science
  • Role in implementation (including classroom teachers, district-level coaches or TOSAs, informal science educators, community partners, preservice teachers, and higher-ed faculty) and more!

Submit a proposal here!

STEMscopes Webinar
On Tuesday, March 9, our partner STEMscopes hosted an awesome webinar, Combatting the COVID Crisis with Connections. This webinar, hosted by Myles Vandegrift, discussed how teachers can truly connect and engage with students during this time of virtual learning. If you are a member who couldn’t make it, you will be able to access this webinar for free on your membership portal through the CASE Learning Community.

The CASE Learning Community is a new members-only feature where you can access previous webinars and educational content that you may have missed. New content will continuously be added to the platform as it becomes available!

Happy Hour
On Friday, March 19, we hosted a virtual Happy Hour to celebrate the beginning of spring (and spring break)! Our members had a lot of fun participating in the scavenger hunt and sharing their cool spring break plans! 

Member Spotlight
There are so many people who’ve been featured as Member Spotlights since our last issue. We’d like to say thank you to the previous Member Spotlights who have taken the time to interview with us:

  • Fred Nelson, contestant and winner on the hit TV show Jeopardy!
  • Evyn Kessell, the very first preservice teacher we’ve interviewed
  • Janet Lee, a teacher from Northern California who is also an active committee member
  • Arlene Laurisohn, a high school teacher from the Sacramento area who is also an active committee member
  • Tim Baker, a lifetime member and an independent educator who founded a science education company

Check out the recent interviews here!

Circle Meetings
In March, our first successful Member Circle* meeting took place. On March 10, Diana Thompson and Elisa Slee hosted the very first Elementary Circle Meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended. It had a great turnout and we cannot wait to see what big plans future meetings bring! 

Board of Directors Elections
The election for the 2021-2023 Board of Directors is happening now! Members, check your emails for important information regarding elections! Voting closes Friday, April 16 at 11:59 pm. Voting is currently open for the following positions

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Primary Director
  • Middle School/Jr. High Director
  • 2-Year College Director
  • Region 1 Director
  • Region 3 Director

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*Circles are groups within our membership platform. They are often focused solely on certain types of educators (for example: elementary school teachers, administrators, educators who work as community partners, etc.) Essentially, circles are similar to Facebook groups--but exclusive to members only!



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