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 CSTA CHAPTER REVITALIZATION PLAN (CRP)

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Introduction

In early February 2017, the CSTA Board of Directors met at CSTA's new headquarters in Albany, New York and all agreed that with our new office now at full operation, one of CSTA’s priorities would be fully reconnecting with our Chapters and providing assistance and training. In the weeks that followed, CSTA Staff met with Chapter Liaison Fran Trees to develop the Chapter Revitalization Plan, which was reviewed by Executive Director Mark Nelson and presented to the Board of Directors. Over the course of the next 5 months, CSTA pledges to extend its direct contact with all of the Chapters, provide valuable updates and training, as well as provide assistance to Chapter leaders in order to promote the growth and prosperity of the Chapters.

The Plan

Below please find an overview of the plan, which shows both the actions that CSTA is taking, and the assistance we need from the Chapters to ensure success. The plan is split into Phase 1 and Phase 2. Click here for Phase 2.

To view our bi-weekly updates & announcements, please click here.

 

Additionally, CSTA is working with our Foundational Partners to create resources that will assist us in promoting the Chapters and fostering more effective operations.  Here is an example of the Chapter location map that Google is assisting us with:  

Bi-Weekly Updates
June 23, 2017 Update

 

June 9, 2017 Update

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May 26, 2017 Update

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May 12, 2017 Update

Chapters that are interested in using the csteachers.org community groups for their Chapter can start to do so. The groups feature can be accessed once a member has logged in and can be used for announcements, event postings, photo gallery, forum discussions, and blog postings. There is also a group for Chapter Leaders. While training on the group features will be part of the Chapter Leadership Summit, you can start to use this feature now. Contact chapterscommittee@csteachers.org for more information or log into your csteachers.org profile and visit the community group pages through the blue menu on the right.

Chapter Leadership Summit: Google & CSTA are partnering to offer 100 travel grants specifically for Chapter Leaders to attend the summit. The summit has been extended to Saturday, July 8 1:00 - 4:00 PM and Sunday, July 9 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM so that we can offer even more community building among chapter leaders, leadership development to strengthen your chapter communities and advocacy, and roll out new tools and resources for you to utilize to build local engagement.

New: If there is not a current Chapter Leader in your Chapter that will be able to attend the Chapter Leadership Summit, we encourage you to consider sending a Chapter member that you would like to take a leadership position in the future. You may email chapterscommittee@csteachers.org to inform the office that you would like to send a proxy. Proxies will be able to apply for the Google Travel Grant. 

Click here to register for the Chapter Leadership Summit.

While we have made every effort to include as many Chapter Leaders as possible in our bi-weekly updates, we realize that we may not have emails for every leader. We invite and encourage you to share the application with your Chapter Leader colleagues.

Administrator Impact Award: We are now accepting nominations for the Administrator Impact Award. Both the Awardee and the Nominator are invited to attend the CSTA Conference to be recognized. To find out more click here or to nominate an Administrator click here.

Click to view this CRP email update.

April 28, 2017 Update

Staff are preparing the Chapter Leadership Manual as listed in the table above. If you have suggestions for us, including additions or best practices that you think would be useful for other Chapter Leaders, please contact ChaptersCommittee@csteachers.org

Chapter Leadership Summit: Google & CSTA are partnering to offer 100 travel grants specifically for Chapter Leaders to attend the summit. The summit has been extended to Saturday, July 8 1:00 - 4:00 PM and Sunday, July 9 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM so that we can offer even more community building among chapter leaders, leadership development to strengthen your chapter communities and advocacy, and roll out new tools and resources for you to utilize to build local engagement.

To register for the Chapter Leadership Summit, click here.

While we have made every effort to include as many Chapter Leaders as possible in our bi-weekly updates, we realize that we may not have emails for every leader. We invite and encourage you to share the application with your Chapter Leader colleagues.

Administrator Impact Award: We are now accepting nominations for the Administrator Impact Award. Both the Awardee and the Nominator are invited to attend the CSTA Conference to be recognized. To find out more click here or to nominate an Administrator click here.

Click to view this CRP email update.

April 14, 2017 Update

The second batch of care packages have been sent out to Chapters that responded to the second request for contact information. If your Chapter has not yet responded with the below information, please do so now so that we can ship your package to you for you and your members.

Staff are preparing the Chapter Leadership Manual as listed in the table above. If you have suggestions for us, including additions or best practices that you think would be useful for other Chapter Leaders, please contact ChaptersCommittee@csteachers.org

Chapter Leadership Summit: Google & CSTA are partnering to offer 100 scholarships specifically for Chapter Leaders to attend the summit. The Summit has been extended to Saturday, July 8 1:00 - 4:00 PM and Sunday, July 9 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM so that we can offer even more community building among chapter leaders, leadership development to strengthen your chapter communities and advocacy, and roll out new tools and resources for you to utilize to build local engagement.

The application for the scholarships will be announced soon. 
To register for the Chapter Leadership Summit, click here.

Click to view this CRP email update.

March 31, 2017 Update

To the Chapter Leaders that have responded with the information requested below - Thank you! Your Chapter "care package" is on its way. 

If your Chapter has not yet responded with the below information, please do so now so that we can ship your package to you for you and your members.

Click to view this CRP email update.

March 17, 2017 Update

We have launched the CRP today! We ask Chapter Leaders to do the following:

Click to view this CRP email update.

What Else?

CSTA wants to follow-up on the success of last year’s Chapter Leadership Summit, and want you to join us for this year’s summit on July 8, 2017 at the CSTA Conference in Baltimore.  We’re asking every Chapter to ensure that at least one leader attends the conference and takes part in the Summit!  If we can achieve this goal, it will help us truly build a lasting and effective partnership between CSTA and the Chapters. To register for the Leadership Summit click here.

Chapter Leaders are invited to a reception on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the annual conference. This will provide an exclusive opportunity for Chapter leaders to directly interact with members of the CSTA Board and staff. More information to follow!

After Phase 1

Going forward after the Conference, we will move into Phase 2 of the CRP, where CSTA will:

  • Offer non-profit governance, finance, membership and events training.
  •  Assist Chapters with their online presence and further connect and utilize the CSTA website and association management system.
  • Lead K-12 CS teacher community building in your geography to engage, promote and facilitate CSTA PD programs including the Continuing Professional Development Pipeline among others.
  • Develop additional benefits based on our conversations in Phase I and at the Chapter Leadership Summit.

We Look Forward to Working with You!

We are here to help! Chapter success is CSTA’s success!  

Thank you for your time, talents and energy as a CSTA Chapter Leader!

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