Iowa ASCD: Legislative Committee Meeting

Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee


January 5, 2017

9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. with Continental Breakfast at 8:30 A.M.


Location:  Iowa Association of Community Colleges - 855 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa


Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee Members:




  • Understand the purpose of this committee

  • Develop agreements for this committee

  • Acquaint ourselves with the 2016 Iowa ASCD Legislative Agenda

  • Acquaint ourselves with the resources available to us

  • Develop our knowledge on the prominent issues facing the 2017 Legislative Session

  • Develop a draft of the 2017 Iowa ASCD Legislative Agenda


8:30     Continental Breakfast and Networking


9:00    Welcome & Introductions


9:15    Building Background Knowledge


10:00    Building Background Knowledge


10:45    Break


11:00     Building Background Knowledge

  • Dr. Roark Horn  - School Administrators of Iowa - Executive Director


11:45    LUNCH & Connecting to Resources



12:30    Building Background Knowledge




1:30    Acquaint Ourselves with the 2016 Iowa ASCD Legislative Agenda

  • How does this format meet our needs?


DRAFT - Legislative Agenda 2017

  • What are the common themes that we have heard today?

  • What are the “must haves” in the 2017 Legislative Agenda?

  • How do we share this draft with our membership? Or, do we share a final draft?


3:15-3:30    Next Steps

  • LILA

  • February 8 - Advocacy for Learners and Learning

3:30  Adjournment


Tools for Advocacy:

  • ASCD Educator Advocates:  Sign up today for Educator Advocates from ASCD!  Stay informed about the education policy and politics that affect your day-to-day work.
  • Iowa ASCD Rubric for Advocacy:  This rubric allows you to identify your level of skill and knowledge as well as practices in advocacy.