Iowa ASCD Agenda - April 23, 2015

Agenda

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA  50131

Thursday, April 23, 2014

4:30 – 8:30 P.M.

A light supper will be served.

 

We have gone green - bring your computer or paper copies!

Please review agenda and all accompanying materials that are posted on Iowa ASCD website in upper left-hand corner.

 

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa, 50131 - Take Exit I-80 #129 at 86th Street toward Camp Dodge.  Turn left onto 86th Street.  The hotel is just north of I-80 on the west side of 86th Street.

 

Preparation for Meeting:

  • Complete all committee meetings before April 20, 2015
  • Share updates for which you are responsible to Lou Howell by April 21
  • Review/download materials on Iowa ASCD’s website for the board of directors:
  • If needed, make reservation for overnight stay in preparation for the Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy.
  • RSVP Regrets Only to Lou Howell at 515.229.4781 or LouHowell@mediacombb.net

 

Directors:  Diane Campbell, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Lou Howell, Rita Martens, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Sara Oswald, Susan Pecinovsky, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Veta Thode, Kevin Vidergar, Pam Vogel, Jeff Watson, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty,  Amy Wichman, Amy Whittington, Sue Wood, Pam Zeigler

 

Note:  Cindy Swanson will not be in attendance (out-of -state meeting)

 

Focus on Our Group Norms:

  • Listen for Understanding, Speak to Be Truthfully Understood, Confront the Tough Challenges, Come Prepared, Have Fun, Start on Time and End on Time, Value Diversity, Honor Confidentiality

 

I.    Welcome (4:30 P.M. Sharp!)  (Kevin Vidergar, President)

?    Welcome and Call to Order

?    Welcome Activity

  • Share name, role, and a question/answer/concern/need you have about Iowa ASCD as we continue to strive to be the premier organization for educators in Iowa, ensuring learning for each and all.  Purpose of this is to give Becky Martin ideas for Summer Retreat
  • Be prepared to order dinner from menu provided at the meeting

 

II.   Business Meeting  (4:45 – 5:30 P.M.) (President, Kevin Vidergar)

  • Approval of Minutes (Leslie Moore)
  • Approval of Finances (Jeff Watson)
  • Approval of Audit (Allan Eckelman)
  • Election Results (Becky Martin)
  • Dates for Meetings in 2015-2016 (Becky Martin)
  • Recognition of Outgoing Director (Kevin Vidergar)

 

III.  Ensuring Learning with Light Supper (5:30 - 8:15 P.M.) (President Kevin Vidergar)

?       Intended Outcome:  1) Continue to build common understanding of what it means to “ensure learning,” 2) Share updates on Strategic Plan, and 3) Explore “Value-Added” for the directors and the members

?       Several of these items will be written reports with very brief highlights by the director in charge.  Others will require discussion.  Please read in advance all reports.  See questions for discussion as well.

 

  • Action 1  - Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and Learning(Allan Eckelman and Cindy Swanson)
    • Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy Update (Sue Wood and Pam Zeigler)
    • Summer Institute (Kym Stein and Lou Howell)
    • Fall Institute Update (Lou Howell and Elaine Smith-Bright)
    • Fall Academy (Veta Thode)
    • Higher Education (Elaine Smith-Bright and Jan Westerman-Beatty)
    • Partnerships/Sponsorships (Jason Ellingson)
    • Curriculum Lead (Lou Howell)
    • Question for Discussion:  ASCD PD online -- to date we have had no interest; is this something we should drop for now?  (Kevin Vidergar)

 

  • Action 2 – Membership, including Communication
    • Membership Update (Amy Wichman)
      • Value-Added Opportunities:  What steps do we need to take to increase usage of  24/7 online books? (Kevin Vidergar)
      • Technology Update (Chris Welch)

 

  • Action 3 – Advocacy and Influence
    • Advocacy/Influence Update  (Pam Vogel and Susan Pecinovsky)

 

V.        Next Steps (8:15 P.M.) (Executive Director, Lou Howell)

  • Expense Forms
  • The Source – Need for Articles

 

VI.      Reflection on Meeting (8:20 P.M.) (President, Kevin Vidergar)

  • How did this evening’s board meeting help us move forward and/or solidify where we stand?

IX.      Closing and Adjournment (8:30 P.M.) (President, Kevin Vidergar)

 

 

Agenda

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA  50131

Thursday, April 23, 2014

4:30 – 8:30 P.M.

A light supper will be served.

We have gone green - bring your computer or paper copies!

Please review agenda and all accompanying materials that are posted on Iowa ASCD website in upper left-hand corner.

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa, 50131 - Take Exit I-80 #129 at 86th Street toward Camp Dodge.  Turn left onto 86th Street.  The hotel is just north of I-80 on the west side of 86th Street.

Preparation for Meeting:

  • Complete all committee meetings before April 20, 2015
  • Share updates for which you are responsible to Lou Howell by April 21
  • Review/download materials on Iowa ASCD’s website for the board of directors
  • If needed, make reservation for overnight stay in preparation for the Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy
  • RSVP regrets only to Lou Howell at 515.229.4781 or LouHowell@mediacombb.net

Directors:  Diane Campbell, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Lou Howell, Rita Martens, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Sara Oswald, Susan Pecinovsky, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Veta Thode, Kevin Vidergar, Pam Vogel, Jeff Watson, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty,  Amy Wichman, Amy Whittington, Sue Wood, Pam Zeigler

Note:  Cindy Swanson will not be in attendance (out-of -state meeting)

Focus on Our Group Norms:

  • Listen for Understanding, Speak to Be Truthfully Understood, Confront the Tough Challenges, Come Prepared, Have Fun, Start on Time and End on Time, Value Diversity, Honor Confidentiality

I.    Welcome (4:30 P.M. Sharp!)  (Kevin Vidergar, President)

?    Welcome and Call to Order

?    Welcome Activity

  • Share name, role, and a question/answer/concern/need you have about Iowa ASCD as we continue to strive to be the premier organization for educators in Iowa, ensuring learning for each and all.  Purpose of this is to give Becky Martin ideas for Summer Retreat
  • Be prepared to order dinner from menu provided at the meeting

Agenda

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA  50131

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4:30 – 8:30 P.M.

A light supper will be served.

We have gone green - bring your computer or paper copies!

Please review agenda and all accompanying materials that are posted on Iowa ASCD website in upper left-hand corner.

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, Iowa, 50131 - Take Exit I-80 #129 at 86th Street toward Camp Dodge.  Turn left onto 86th Street.  The hotel is just north of I-80 on the west side of 86th Street.

Preparation for Meeting:

  • Complete all committee meetings before April 20, 2015
  • Share updates for which you are responsible to Lou Howell by April 21
  • Review/download materials on Iowa ASCD’s website for the board of directors:
  • If needed, make reservation for overnight stay in preparation for the Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy.
  • RSVP Regrets Only to Lou Howell at 515.229.4781 or LouHowell@mediacombb.net

Directors:  Diane Campbell, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Lou Howell, Rita Martens, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Sara Oswald, Susan Pecinovsky, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Veta Thode, Kevin Vidergar, Pam Vogel, Jeff Watson, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty,  Amy Wichman, Amy Whittington, Sue Wood, Pam Zeigler

Note:  Cindy Swanson will not be in attendance (out-of -state); Chris Welch (district commitment)

Focus on Our Group Norms:

  • Listen for Understanding, Speak to Be Truthfully Understood, Confront the Tough Challenges, Come Prepared, Have Fun, Start on Time and End on Time, Value Diversity, Honor Confidentiality

I.  Welcome (4:30 P.M. Sharp) (Kevin Vidergar, President)

  • Welcome and Call to Order
  • Welcome Activity
    • Share name, role, and a question/answer/concern/need you have about Iowa ASCD as we continue to strive to be the premiere organization for educators in Iowa, ensuring learning for each and all.  Purpose of this is to give Becky Martin ideas for the Summer Retreat.
    • Be prepared to order dinner/supper from menu provided at the meeting.

II.  Business Meeting (4:45 - 5:30 P.M.) (Kevin Vidergar, President)

III.  Ensuring Learning with Light Supper (5:30 - 8:15 P.M.) (Kevin Vidergar, President)

  • Intended Outcomes:  1) Continue to build common understanding of what it means to "ensure learning." 2) Share updates on Strategic Plan, and 3) Explore "Value-Added" for the directors and the members.
  • Several of these items will be written reports with very brief highlights by the director in charge.  Others will require discussion and/or action.  Please read in advance all reports.  See questions for discussion as well.
  • Action 1:  Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and Learning (Allan Eckelman and Cindy Swanson)
    • Iowa ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy (Sue Wood and Pam Zeigler)
    • Summer Institute (Kym Stein and Lou Howell)
      • Lou would like to get board's support for Becky Martin to become the Co-Chair for Planning/Programming with Kym Stein/Facilities.
    • Fall Institute (Lou Howell and Elaine Smith-Bright)
      • Lou would also like to discuss the possibility of selecting a chair for the Fall Institute 2016+.
    • Fall Academy (Veta Thode)
    • Higher Education (Elaine Smith-Bright and Jan Westerman-Beatty)
      • See Action 3 below
    • Partnerships/Sponsorships (Jason Ellingson)
    • Curriculum Lead Project (Lou Howell)
    • Questions for Discussion:  ASCD PD Online:  To date we have had no interest; is this something we should drop for now? (Kevin Vidergar)
    • Question for Discussion:  Emerging Leaders:  What kind(s) of support might the Board provide for the ASCD emerging leaders? (Kevin Vidergar)
  • Action 2 - Membership, including Communication
    • Membership Update (Amy Wichman)
      • Value-Added Opportunities:  What steps do we need to take to increase usage of 24/7 online books (Kevin Vidergar)
    • Technology Update (Chris Welch) No report for this board meeting.

IV.  Next Steps (8:15 P.M.) (Lou Howell, Executive Director)

  • Expense Forms
  • The Source - Need for Articles
  • Summer Retreat:  Constitution and By-laws Update, Operating Procedures Update, Plan for 2015-2016

V.  Reflection on Meeting (8:20 P.M.) (Kevin Vidergar, President)

  • How did this evening's board meeting help us move forward and/or solidify where we stand?

VI.  Closing and Adjournment (8:30 P.M.) (Kevin Vidergar, President)