Call for Volunteers
CSTA's 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 was midnight, Monday, May 1, 2017.
2018 Conference Committee
The 2018 California Science Education Conference will be held in Pasadena, CA November 30 - December 2, 2018. This committee's work is from October 2017 - December 2018. Committee members will meet in person and over the phone to plan the content - both fun and educational - for the 2018 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 needed: 5-7.
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 2017/2018 will be active in participating in assessement system feedback and instructional materials adoption 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 position 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 bi-monthly basis. Develops strategies for generating income for the Association through advertising in Association publications. Investigates possible strategies for providing members only content. Volunteers needed: 5-7.