CSTA Committees - Call for Volunteers
Board of Directors and the work of CSTA are served by several
standing and ad hoc committees. These committees act in an
advisory capacity to the board and do a great deal of the
work of the association. All committees are filled and directed
by volunteers and supported by CSTA staff. Each committee
also has a board liaison. You must be a member of CSTA to
serve on a committee. Committee services is a great way to
get involved with CSTA and hone your leadership skills.
If you are currently serving on a committee, be sure to
sign up again
to indicate your interest in continuing in that role. Thank
you in advance to all who will answer the call and make next
year the biggest year for volunteers yet!
The deadline for CSTA Committee sign ups is midnight, Friday,
May 13, 2016.
2017 Conference Committee
The 2017 California Science Education
Conference will be held in Sacramento, CA. This committee's
work is from October 2016 - October 2017. Committee members
will meet in person and over the phone to plan the content
- both fun and educational - for the 2017 conference. Volunteers
needed: 8 - 12.
Outreach/Electronic Communications Committee
This committee oversees all aspects
of electronic communications and social media for the Association.
Working in collaboration with the Executive Director and office
staff, the Outreach/Electronic Communications Committee maintains
all electronic social media and facilitates communications
with members. Proposes policies and procedures for maintaining
and promoting the digital image of the Association. Volunteers
Legislative Oversight Committee
The Legislative Oversight Committee (LOC) monitors State
and Federal legislative and budget issues, develops potential
responses to issues and assists Executive Director and President
in composing letters and communications in response to proposed
legislation and state budget. The LOC informs members of pending
legislation by writing articles for CCS
and other social media venues. Volunteers needed: 6-10.
Develops strategies for increasing the visibility of the
Association and attracting support from currently untapped
sources. Reviews and provides feedback on new marketing materials
to promote the association and membership. Promotes increased
membership in the Association by attracting new members, retention
of existing members, and return of past members. Monitors
and proposes membership incentives designed to increase membership.
Develops strategies to engage new and preservice teachers
in the Association. Volunteers needed: 5-7.
To monitor the progress of the inplementation of NGSS
and inform the board as necessary, develop strategies and
proposals for the CSTA board to consider as it relates to
CSTA's role in the implementation of the NGSS in California.
The NGSS committee in 2015/2016 will be active in participating
in the curriculum framework development
process among other activities.Volunteers needed: 15-20.
The CSTA Policy Committee works on both policy for CSTA
as an organization, in conjunction with CSTA staff, and on
statements that are developed to articulate CSTA's position
and represent the membership's views on topical issues that
will promote high quality science education for all students.
Membership on this committee by non-board members is vital
to fully represent the diverse voices of California science
teachers in this work. Volunteers needed 6-10.
Publications and Materials Review Committee
Oversees the publication of the California
Classroom Science newsletter by soliciting, writing,
and editing articles from members on a monthly basis. Develops
strategies for generating income for the Association through
advertising in Association publications. Investigates possible
strategies for providing members only content. Volunteers