What Happened to CSTA? And what is CASE?
A few weeks ago I got an email from my very favorite professional organization saying there was “Big News!” The announcement was that CSTA, the California Science Teachers Association, was changing its name to CASE, the California Association of…
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…
Does State Testing Help or Hurt Science Education?
CSTA and the STEM4Real team put this question up at the CSTA booth at the CA STEAM Symposium in Anaheim last December. We hoped the poster would get people interested in visiting our booth and start some discussions. We had no idea. As you can see,…
Sit Back, Put Your Feet Up, Relax, and Read
What better way to wrap up the 2019-20 edition of CCS, than to recommend a variety of books that you or your students might enjoy in the coming months. Here are five books representing environmental, physical and biological sciences.
Calling all K-8 teachers of science!
WestEd is conducting cutting edge new research on the impact of the COVID-19 school closures. They need teachers to share their experiences with teaching science through distance learning.