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Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment Through Science

Increasing English and Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics on the California Assessment Through Science

This study tested the theory that district use of STEMscopes increases district English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics proficiency through increases in science proficiency. Academic learning and achievement is often a synergistic process, with…
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WestEd Early Science Supplementary Program Opportunity

WestEd Early Science Supplementary Program Opportunity

Attention all first-grade teachers! Are you looking for ways to bring science back into your classroom this school year? Check out this spring 2021 opportunity to test out a new supplemental science program developed by Twin Cities Public Television…
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Engaging Students with Outdoor Education during Distance Learning

Engaging Students with Outdoor Education during Distance Learning

Here in the Eastern Sierra, we have abundant outdoor science education opportunities and, in a normal year, we offer a rich array of field programs for our students. Our outdoor programs start in Kindergarten or 1st grade with a garden box where…
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Age Appropriate Climate Education and Conservation Messaging

Age Appropriate Climate Education and Conservation Messaging

As educators, we want to provide experiences that are relevant and authentic. So when learning can be tied to a current issue such as climate change, it is tempting to dive in with gusto to leverage the enthusiasm, engagement and even concern of our…
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Calling all 8th Grade Science Teachers

Calling all 8th Grade Science Teachers

WestEd, a non-profit education research and development organization, is partnering with Myriad Sensors, Inc., developers of PocketLab, to test their new online lab notebook and class collaboration platform through funding from the Institute of…
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