CSTA Committees- Call for Committee Members
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. All committees are
filled and directed by volunteers and supported by CSTA staff.
Each committee also has a board liaison. If you are
interesting in participating as a committee volunteer, please
complete the committee interest form online. Committee
appointments will be made in September 2014.
2014 Conference Committee
The 2014 Conference Committee is tasked with planning and
supporting the CSTA hosted events that are being held in conjunction
with the 2014 NSTA Long Beach Area Conference â€“ in Collaboration
2015 Conference Committee
Recognizing that the programming of the California
Science Education Conference be timely and relevant to
science educators, responsibility for developing the program
content shall lie with the Conference Committee, with input
from the CSTA Board of Directors, and CSTA Professional Development
Committee, as appropriate. Conference logistics, including
registration, hotel, and convention center arrangements, exhibitor
programs, scheduling, printed promotional, and informational
materials, and budget are the responsibility of the CSTA staff
and contractors, with CSTA Board of Directors oversight. Promoting
the Conference and ensuring its success are the responsibility
of all committee members, Board of Directors members, and
staff. From time to time, the Conference Committee members
may be called upon to coordinate certain logistics as assigned.
The Conference Committee members are also assigned various
responsibilities during the conference.
Committee Chair: TBD
Outreach/Electronic Communications Committee
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.
Committee Chair: Jill Grace
Legislative Oversight Committee
Legislative Oversight Committee (LOC) monitors State and Federal
legislative and policy issues, develops potential responses
to issues and assists Executive Director and President in
composing letters and communications in response to proposed
legislation and state policies. The LOC informs members of
pending legislation by writing articles for CCS
and other social media venues.
Committee Chair: Jeff Orlinsky
strategies for increasing the visibility of the Association
and attracting support from currently untapped sources.
Committee Chair: David Pummill
Membership and Preservice Committee
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.
Committee Chair: Lisa Hegdahl
coordinate and plan the NGSS strand at the California
Science Education Conference, monitor the progress of
and inform the board as necessary, develop strategies and
proposal for the CSTA board to consider as it relates to CSTA's
role in the anticipated implementation of the NGSS in California.
The NGSS committee in 2014/2015 will be active in participating
in the curriculum framework development
process among other activities.
Committee Co-Chairs: Peter A'Hearn and Laura Henriques
Publications and Materials Review Committee
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.
Current Committee Co-Chairs: Carolyn Holcroft and Valerie