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Strong Leadership Is Collaboration

This is no ordinary President’s message. This June/July issue is special because it marks a clear line in the sand at CSTA – we shift the Presidency. On June 30, 2019, Jill’s presidency ends and on July 1, 2019, Shawna’s begins. In a figurative and…
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All Means ALL

My colleagues and I have been working with a lot of teachers who are in the early stages of NGSS implementation. Once instruction begins to shift, there are some fascinating student reactions. Students typically become highly engaged very quickly and…
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Re-Novicing of Science Teachers and the Science Coach

Over the past several months I’ve presented on and heard from others on how the implementation of the NGSS is going both within California and nationally. In the process, I’ve taken away some learnings that I thought I’d share.
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As I write this, CSTA’s 2018 California Science Education Conference has just come to a close. More than 3,000 educators joined together as a community in Pasadena, CA. I am always humbled to see the grand effort it takes to make this happen.
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Equity In a Time of Socio-Environmental Justice

Last month I had the opportunity to represent CSTA at the Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. It was at an education satellite event that I met a college student, Max Jimenez. Her message to the adult educators and education…
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