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:

  1. Foster connections among organizations that provide technical assistance and professional learning focused on California Standards implementation
  2. Create a community of practice to enhance the quality of service provided by technical assistance organizations
  3. 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.