November/December 2017 – Vol. 30 No. 2

Cal TAC Nominations Accepted Through December 2

Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The California Council for Science and Technology (CCST) and the California Teacher Advisory Council (Cal TAC) request nominations for new members of Cal TAC.

Cal TAC is one of several activities of CCST intended to assist the state of California with the tools and knowledge that will lead to more and better evidence-based decisions, priorities, and investments on the part of the state in addressing the wide range of issues involving science, engineering, technology, and education.
We are starting a new cycle for Cal TAC and we are in search of three new members to replace those who are completing their three year term. We cover the costs of travel and for substitute teachers.
Please review the attached list of accomplishments for CalTAC.
Goals and objectives for Cal TAC are to:

  • Inform education and policy community, and industry, on science and mathematics classroom practice;
  • Serve as a proactive arm of CCST to strengthen science, mathematics and engineering teaching in California; and
  • Provide feedback to and from the National Academies’ Teacher Advisory Council (NTAC)

Criteria for Selection:

  • Practicing classroom teachers in grades K-14
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in science, mathematics, engineering or technology
  • Representative of:
    • the cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity of California’s schools
    • elementary, middle, high school, or community college levels

Other factors considered:

  • Awards and other recognition of distinction
  • National Board Certification

Nominators should submit the following:

  • Paragraph describing the nominee’s work and indicating why the nominee should be selected for Cal TAC.
  • Contact information for the nominee, including if possible an e-mail address or school telephone number.

Nominations Due Date: December 2, 2011

Please send nomination materials via e-mail to:

Sandra Vargas
CCST – Project Coordinator
sandra@ccst.us

Additional information about Cal TAC can be found at www.ccst.us.

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