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. 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.
CSTA recruits committee members February - May of each year.
2016 Conference Committee
Jill Grace, Chair
The 2016 California Science Education Conference will be
held in Palm Springs, CA. This committee's work is from October
2015 - October 2016. Committee members will meet in person
and over the phone to plan the content - both fun and educational
- for the 2016 conference. Volunteers needed: 8 - 12.
Outreach/Electronic Communications Committee
Jill Grace, 2014 Chair
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
Jeff Orlinsky, 2014 Chair
The 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. Volunteers needed: 6-10.
Lisa Hegdahl, 2014 Chair
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. Volunteers needed:
Membership and Preservice Committee
Lisa Hegdahl, 2014 Chair
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
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.
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