Iowa ASCD Agenda - February 10, 2015

Agenda

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

1:30 – 6:00 P.M.

 

Lunch Served at 1:00 P.M. and

Dinner Served at 6:30 for those staying for the Advocacy Workshop

 

This agenda is also available on the Iowa ASCD website – upper right-hand corner of Home Page.  Reports are posted to the site as well.

Location:    Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, 401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 -  (515.244.2151). 

 

Dress: Comfortable!

RSVP:  To Lou Howell at LouHowell@mediacombb.net or 515.229.4781  Remember we need your participation to assure we have a quorum.  Please let Lou know the following:

  • Yes/No – I plan to attend.
  • Yes/No – I will be there at 1:00 for lunch
  • Yes/No – I will need hotel room for evening of February 10 as I will be staying for the Advocacy Workshop
  • Yes/No – I will be participating in the dinner at 6:30 P.M.

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete, if needed, any goal/event committee/team meetings no later than February 6, 2015
  • Share Update for Committees/Events for which you are responsible.  Send Digital version to Lou Howell at LouHowell@mediacombb.net by February 9, 2015.
  • Review documents prior to the meeting.    You can access the digital versions at Iowa ASCD Home Page.

 

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

 

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

Agenda – February 10, 2015

Lunch available at 1:00 P.M.

 

I.   Welcome (1:30 P.M.)  (President, Kevin Vidergar)

  • Share name/role and provide an update on your Membership Drive Work and/or Your Access to 24/7 Books

II .    Professional Development (1:50) (Executive Director, Lou Howell)

  • Review and exploration of the on-line books  (Executive Director, Lou Howell)
  • Bring your computer!
    • Update on Iowa ASCD Mobile App (Director, Jason Ellingson)

III.        Business Meeting (3:15 P.M.) (President Kevin Vidergar)

  • Approval of November Board Meeting Minutes (Leslie Moore)
  • Approval of Financial Update, including Budget (Jeff Watson and Lou Howell)
  • Update on Audit (Allan Eckelman)
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IV.   Ensuring Learning (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) strengthen understanding and practices of “Value-Added” for the directors and the members

 

  • Strategic Plan Action 1:  Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and Learning
    • Overall Update (Allan Eckelman and Cindy Swanson)
    • Fall Institute (Lou Howell and Elaine Smith-Bright)
    • Fall Academy (Veta Thode)
    • Curriculum Leadership Academy (Pam Zeigler and Sue Wood)
    • Summer Institute (Kym Stein and Lou Howell)
    • Higher Education (Jan Beatty and Elaine Smith-Bright)
    • Partnerships/Sponsorships (Jason Ellingson)

 

  • Strategic Plan Action 2:  Membership, including Communication
    • Member Relations and E-Learning (Amy  Wichman)
      • Membership Drive
      • Technology, including Social Media and Mobile App (Chris Welch)
      • Mentoring
        • Curriculum Leads (Lou Howell)
        • Emerging Leaders (Kevin Vidergar)

 

  • Strategic Plan Action 3:  Advocacy and Influence (Susan Pecinovsky and Pam Vogel)
    • Advocacy Workshop
    • LILA Update

 

  • Update on Biennial Plan for information only) (Lou Howell)

 

  • Nominations (Becky Martin)

 

  • Update on ASCD Annual Conference in Houston (Lou Howell)
    • Attendees  - hotel, flights, dates
    • Social

 

  • Update on Focus of Professional Learning of Executive Directors – Growth Mindset (Lou Howell)
  • Plans for Leader to Leader Conference in July, 2015 (Lou Howell)

 

  • Final Evaluation of the Executive Director (Allan Eckelman)

 

IV.  Next Steps

     Next Meeting:  April 23, 2015 –  Hilton Garden Inn -  Financial Update, Minutes, Actions 1-2-3 of Strategic Plan Updates, Election Results

      

      

?   Expenses:  Complete Expense Form – Share form and receipts with Jeff Watson for timely payment

 

 

V.  The Challenge – Your Goals (5:45 P.M.)  (President, Kevin Vidergar)

VI.   Adjournment (6:00 P.M.) (President, Kevin Vidergar)

Agenda

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

1:30 – 6:00 P.M.

 Lunch Served at 1:00 P.M. and Dinner Served at 6:30 for those staying for the Advocacy Workshop

 This agenda is also available on the Iowa ASCD website – upper right-hand corner of Home Page.  Reports are posted to the site as well.

Location:    Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel, 401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 -  (515.244.2151). 

Dress: Comfortable!

RSVP:  To Lou Howell at LouHowell@mediacombb.net or 515.229.4781  Remember we need your participation to assure we have a quorum.  Please let Lou know the following:

  • Yes/No – I plan to attend.
  • Yes/No – I will be there at 1:00 for lunch
  • Yes/No – I will need hotel room for evening of February 10 as I will be staying for the Advocacy Workshop
  • Yes/No – I will be participating in the dinner at 6:30 P.M.

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete, if needed, any goal/event committee/team meetings no later than February 6, 2015
  • Share Update for Committees/Events for which you are responsible.  Send Digital version to Lou Howell at LouHowell@mediacombb.net by February 9, 2015.
  • Review documents prior to the meeting.    You can access the digital versions at Iowa ASCD Home Page.

Directors Present (Those in bold have confirmed their attendance:  Diane Campbell, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Lou Howell, Rita Martens, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Susan Pecinovsky, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Veta Thode, Kevin Vidergar, Pam Vogel, Jeff Watson,  Jan Westerman-Beatty, Amy Whittington, Pam Zeigler

Directors Absent:  Sara Oswald (surgery), Chris Welch (no reason given), Sue Wood (teaching), Amy Wichman (parent-teacher conference)

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

Agenda – February 10, 2015

Lunch available at 1:00 P.M.

I.   Welcome (1:30 P.M.)  (President, Kevin Vidergar)

  • Share name/role and provide an update on your Membership Drive Work and/or Your Access to 24/7 Books

II .    Professional Development (1:50) (Executive Director, Lou Howell)

III.        Business Meeting (3:15 P.M.) (President Kevin Vidergar)

IV.   Ensuring Learning (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) strengthen understanding and practices of “Value-Added” for the directors and the members
  • Strategic Plan Action 2:  Membership, including Communication
    • Member Relations and E-Learning (Amy  Wichman)
      • Membership (Discussion for Input)
      • Technology, including Social Media and Mobile App (Chris Welch) (No report; see report above by Jason Ellingson on Mobile App)
      • Mentoring - Combined Update (Discussion for Input)
        • Curriculum Leads (Lou Howell)
        • Emerging Leaders (Kevin Vidergar)
  • Update on Focus of Professional Learning of Executive Directors – Growth Mindset - and How It Might Help Us?   (Lou Howell) (Discussion for Input)
  • Final Evaluation of the Executive Director (Allan Eckelman/Kevin Vidergar) - Highlights of evaluation will be shared by Kevin Vidergar

IV.  Next Steps

     Next Meeting:  April 23, 2015 –  Hilton Garden Inn -  Financial Update, Minutes, Actions 1-2-3 of Strategic Plan Updates, Election Results

      Expenses:  Complete Expense Form – Share form and receipts with Jeff Watson for timely payment

V.  The Challenge – Your Goals (5:45 P.M.)  (President, Kevin Vidergar)

VI.   Adjournment (6:00 P.M.) (President, Kevin Vidergar)

Dinner is at 6:30 for those remaining for the Advocacy Workshop.