Iowa ASCD - Board Agenda - October 9, 2013

The Iowa ASCD Board of Directors met on October 9, 2013, in the ISEA board office at 9:00 A.M.

We focused on advocacy and influence and then complete the business meeting, around progress with our strategic plan.


The agenda was as follows:



Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.)  

ISEA, 777 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Directions:  ISEA, 777 Third Street, Des Moines, IA  50309    Take Exit I-235 #8 toward Iowa Events Center.  Take 3rd Street Exit and proceed to 777 Third Street.  Building is located on the left side across from the Iowa Events Center. There is limited parking out front and additional parking on side streets and at back entrance of ISEA on 2nd Street.  

Dress: Casual!  Comfortable!

RSVP:  Regrets only to Lou Howell

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete, if needed, any goal/event committee/team meetings no later than October 7, 2013
  • Share with Lou Howell ( updates no later than October 7, 2013 (see attached)
  • Review documents, including the strategic plan, prior to the meeting; be prepared to discuss and/or take action when appropriate.  

Directors:  Pam Armstrong-Vogel, 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, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty,  Amy Wichman, Amy Whittington, Sue Wood, Pam Zeigler, Stephanie Rosenburg-Wager (ad hoc

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


Networking:  8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Coffee and “goodies” available


I.   Welcome (9:00 A.M.)  (President, Allan Eckelman)

?     Welcome by President  

?     Review of Agenda and Group Norms

?     Welcome Activity – Celebrations of Iowa ASCD 


II.   Advocacy (9:15 – 11:30 A.M. with break)  (Susan Pecinovsky and Representative Cindy Winckler)

?   Intended Outcomes:

?   Increase Directors Knowledge and Skills in Advocacy

?   Brainstorm Opportunities to Increase Advocacy and Influence


VIII.   Business Meeting (11:30 – 2:45 P.M. with Working Lunch) (President, Allan Eckelman)

  • Approval of Minutes (Leslie Moore)


  • Approval of Finances (Lou Howell)


  • Approval of Strategic Plan (Lou Howell)


  • Approval of Biennial Plan (Lou Howell)


  • Updates on Goal 1 –  Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and Learning  
    • Overall Goal (Jason Ellingson and Cindy Swanson)
    • Fall Institute (Veta Thode) – Information Only
    • Grade-Level Conference (Kym Stein and Cindy Swanson)
    • Curriculum Leadership Academy (Sue Wood and Pam Zeigler)
    • Competency-Based Education (Jason Ellingson and Kym Stein)
    • Higher Education (Elaine Smith-Bright and Jan Beatty)
    • Partnerships (Lou Howell) – Information only
      • Mentoring with SAI
      • Non-Profit Organizations
      • AEA 1 (Jason Ellingson)
      • Affiliates
      • Partnership Chair


  • Updates on Goal 2 – Membership, including Communication (Much of this work is integrated with Goals 1 and 3
    • Membership (Amy Wichman)
    • Technology (Chris Welch)


  • Update on Goal 3 -  Advocacy and Influence (Susan Pecinovsky)


  • Planning for Formative Evaluation of Executive Director (Jason Ellingson)


  • Planning for Audit of Finances (Jason Ellingson)


  • Planning for Nominations (Kevin Vidergar)


  • Planning for Treasurer (Lou Howell)


  • ASCD Conference  (Lou Howell)


IX.            Next Steps (2:45 P.M.) (Allan Eckelman, President)

  • Expense Forms
  • The Source


X. Reflection on Day (2:55 P.M.) (President, Allan Eckelman)

  • How did today help us move forward and/or solidify where we stand?

XI. Closing and Adjournment (3:00 P.M.) (President, Allan Eckelman)


Next Meeting – December 6, 2013 – 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.  Virtual Meeting

Action on the following:

?          Minutes

?          Finances


Professional Development


?          Not applicable for virtual meeting


Discussion with possible action:


  • Updates on Actions 1, 2, and 3 of Strategic Plan
  • Recommendations for Nominations for Elections of President Elect, Secretary, and Members at Large (Discussion for Input)
  • Report on Formative Evaluation of Executive Director (Jason Ellingson)
  • Audit Report (Jason Ellingson)
  • ASCD Conference Update (Allan Eckelman and Lou Howell)
  • Other