Iowa ASCD Board Agenda - February 9, 2017

Agenda of Iowa ASCD Board of Directors

February 9, 2017

8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. with Networking/Breakfast at 8:00 A.M.

Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Directions and Parking:  Take I-235 Exit 8A toward 6th Avenue, 5th Avenue, 7th Street.  Turn right onto 7th Street.   Arrive at 700 Grand Avenue.


  • Greater Des Moines Partnership Building Ramp, 700 Locust Street, Des Moines; 1 block outside; also available via SkyWalk
  • 9th and Locust Ramp, 800 Locust Street, 2 blocks outside; also available via SkyWalk
  • Marriott Valet parking is $24 per day on site with $14 per day for off-site parking.

RSVP:  Regrets only by February 7 to Lou Howell at or 515.229.4781.

Dress:  To work! To learn! To make decisions about our future!

Meals:  Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 A.M. and lunch about 12:15 P.M.

Preparation for the Meeting:

  • Share updates with Lou by February 1.
    • Be sure to indicate if for information only (will not be addressed at the meeting by read by all board members), for discussion and input (be sure to indicate in the "recommendation" area of the update form the type of input you would like, or discussion for action (be sure to indicate in the "recommendation" area of the update form what action you would like taken.
  • Review documents prior to the meeting.
    • This is very important as our time is limited.  Items marked "for information only" will not be discussed at the meeting unless a board member has a specific question/concern.  Be prepared to provide input for those marked "discussion for input"; as well, be prepared to discuss those that will require action.
  • Be ready to stretch our thinking and action.

Intended Outcomes of Meeting:

  • Updates by Iowa Department of Education Director Wise, Iowa ASCD directors, and input/decisions by the Iowa ASCD Board of Directors
  • Healthy discussion about the now and the future of Iowa ASCD
  • Professional learning focused on board's priorities of technology and Problems of Practice
  • Laughs!  Fun!

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

Directors Attending:  Diane Campbell, Katy Evenson, Lou Howell, Rita Martens, Becky Martin, Leslie Moore (PM only), Sara Oswald, Randy Peters, Jo Prusha, Erik Smith, Elaine Smith-Bright,  Veta Thode,  Chris Welch,  Amy Whittington, Pam Zeigler

Directors Attending via Zoom:  Jeff Watson (Zoom -

Directors Not Attending:  Leslie Moore (AM - state-wide meeting), Susan Pecinovsky (Cancun), Kym Stein (District commitment), Amy Wichman (CPI training/Exam)

Agenda of Iowa ASCD Board of Directors

February 9, 2017

8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. with Networking/Breakfast at 8:00 A.M

Also available on Iowa ASCD website:

Continental breakfast and networking will be available at 8:00 A.M.I.              

I.  Welcome  (8:30  A.M.)

  • Review of Norms and Agenda (Pam Zeigler)
  • Share Name/Role/One Thing Iowa ASCD has done for you

II.  Iowa Department of Education Update (Dr. Ryan Wise) (8:45 A.M.)

  • Dr. Wise will update the team on his vision for Education in Iowa as well as share how he sees Iowa ASCD and the Iowa Department of Education collaborating to increase and/or align support for educators in Iowa.

III.  Business Approvals (Pam Zeigler) (9:45 A.M.)

IV.  Strategic Action Plan - Updates, Discussions, and Actions  (10:00 A.M.)

V.  Professional Learning for the Board of Directors (Kay Schmalen) (1:30 - 3:00 P.M.)

VI.  Evaluation of Executive Director Lou Howell (Becky Martin) (3:00 - 3:15 P.M.)

VII.  Adjournment (Pam Zeigler) (3:15 - 3:30 P.M.)

  • One thing you will commit to for supporting/expanding Iowa ASCD and its impact


Next Meeting:  April 20, 2017 (4:00 - 8:30 P.M.)

Expense Form

Action Update Form