What is CASTL?
The Collaboration for Ambitious Science Teaching and Learning (CASTL) is a network (of ESD's, school districts, and teachers) that supports and expands upon the work of the Partnership for Ambitious a Teacher Leaders (PASTL). This network focuses on equitable access to science learning through job-embedded collaborative learning and implementation of the Ambitious Science Teaching practices.
CASTL Application – let's begin!
As a Curriculum Director or a Building Principal, getting teachers involved in CASTL is pretty straightforward.
Step 1: Download, read, and sign the CASTL Assurances Document.
Step 2: Recruit teachers by giving the CASTL Assurances Document to the teachers who want to be involved? Note: These should be volunteers and – whenever possible – teachers should have a buddy from their building (not necessarily the same grade level) so they have someone to talk with and work with during the school year.
Step 3: Your teachers take it from there! At the end of the CASTL Assurance Document is an online application that teachers will complete. It will instruct them to read, sign, scan, and send their completed CASTL Assurances Document to Nancy Menard.
Then What? Northwest ESD will fill our 56 available spots as equitably as we can for our region. When determinations are made, we will send acceptance letters to the teachers and to you to let you know.
For specific information about CASTL professional learning and dates, click on the flyer below.
Nancy Menard, our Math/Science Assistant, is available to help you with application and process logistics. Work: 360-299-4020