This blog post was written by Clay Willis, Communications Specialist.
The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning at WestEd: California Initiatives is thrilled to announce the formation of the California Standards Technical Assistance Network (CalSTAN).
CalSTAN employs a collective impact approach, bringing together 12 California nonprofit, higher education, and county office of education technical assistance providers that share a common goal to improve the quality of service provided to California educators, and ultimately to improve outcomes for our state’s students.
CalSTAN will work with three priorities in clear focus:
- Foster connections among organizations that provide technical assistance and professional learning focused on California Standards implementation
- Create a community of practice to enhance the quality of service provided by technical assistance organizations
- Improve teachers’ and school leaders’ access to high-quality technical assistance and professional learning resources
The charter members of CalSTAN are:
- The Achievement Network (ANet)
- California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)
- Center for Math and Science Teaching (CMAST) at Loyola Marymount University
- Center for the Collaborative Classroom
- Comprehensive School Assistance Program (CSAP) at WestEd
- Glenn County Office of Education
- Los Angeles County Office of Education
- Madera County Office of Education
- New Teacher Center (NTC)
- Pivot Learning
- Resourcing Excellence in Education (REEd), at the University of California, Davis
- Sobrato Early Academic Language model (SEAL)
- UCLA Science Project
In addition to the 13 member organizations, the Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning at WestEd serves as the convener and the backbone of the network.