CDE & State Board of Education Recruiting Applicants for Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee

February 8, 2017

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By Trish Williams, Member, CA State Board of Education

The CDE and the State Board of Education are now recruiting applicants for the Computer Science Standards Advisory Committee (CSSAC) to assist with the development of California's new Computer Science Standards. Note: These activities are contingent on CDE receiving funding. Please see the flyer below for more information and a link to the application form. Applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information, please contact Paula Evans, Consultant Professional Learning Support Division California Department of Education E-Mail: or Phone: 916-319-0241

This committee will include 20 members or so and half must by law be Computer Science (CS) teachers. As a Board member lead for both Computer Science and Charter Schools, I hope to see many charter teachers or administrators with CS expertise apply for this committee!

The work of this committee involves a significant time commitment. Below is the meeting schedule at the California Department of Education:

  • August 29-30, 2017
  • September 25-26, 2017
  • October 23-24, 2017
  • November 14-15, 2017

Online CSSAC application form

CSSAC Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m., March 31, 2017.

Recruitment flyer for CSSAC applicants (PDF)