CalStateTEACH Faculty and Administrators
CalStateTEACH employs more than 70 full and part
time faculty (LSFs). They are CSU faculty members who have special
skills in teaching this unique Internet supported model. The LSFs
have a wealth of experience as former teachers and administrators,
and CalStateTEACH is committed to providing ongoing professional
development so LSFs can maintain their up-to-date expertise.
LSFs are trained in the Haberman Foundation's Star
Teacher Selection Interview process to identify the best candidates
for admission to CalStateTEACH. Additionally they attend a variety
of educational association conferences.
Each year, LSFs attend a CalStateTEACH professional
development conference. This
conference is designed specifically for CalStateTEACH, and
on curriculum, technology and other areas critical to teacher preparation.
CalStateTEACH is also supported by the CalStateTEACH Technology
Enhancement Project (CSTEP).
CSTEP is funded through the U.S. Department of Education's
"Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology" (PT3)
program. One of 225 nationwide PT3 projects originally funded in
1999, CSTEP continues to enhance the technological resources and
overall effectiveness of CalStateTEACH by developing and providing
access to numerous materials that assist the program's Interns and
Learning Support Faculty. These materials include such resources
as web-based learning environments, online forums, multimedia project-based
learning activities, multimedia portfolios, and teacher productivity
For more information about CSTEP, visit their web
site at http://cstep.csumb.edu.
Dr. Helene T. Mandell is the statewide director
for CalStateTEACH. She has served as a regional center academic
director (RCAD) as well as faculty and department chair in Teacher
Mandell is considered an expert in the areas of Multicultural
Language Acquisition and Educational Technology.