Iowa ASCD Board Meeting - November 12, 2014


Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2nd Floor -  Olmsted Building on Drake Campus

4:30 – 8:30 P.M.

with Light Supper Served at 4:00 P.M.

Location:    Drake Campus – Olmsted Building – 2nd Floor – in same room that the conference is being held

Dress: Comfortable!

RSVP:  Regrets only to Lou Howell at or 515.229.4781  Remember we need your participation to assure we have a quorum.

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete, if needed, any goal/event committee/team meetings no later than November 7, 2014.
  • Share Update for Committees/Events for which you are responsible.  Send Digital version to Lou Howell at by November 10.
  • Review documents, including the draft of updated strategic plan, 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

Directors Not Attending:  Cindy Swanson (out of state), Pam Zeigler (Bond Issue meeting), Lou Howell (may attend virtually)

Directors Who May Be Late:  Allan Eckelman (State Volleyball Tournament)

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 – November 12, 2014

Networking:  4:00 – 4:30 P.M. with light supper available.

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

  • Share name/role and provide an idea for increasing membership in Iowa ASCD

II .    Business Meeting (4:45 P.M.) (President Kevin Vidergar)

III.   Value-Added Opportunity – 24/7 (5:00)  (President Kevin Vidergar and Patricia Adams of CenGage/Gale)

Patricia Adams will provide a virtual 30-minute overview on how to access the 30 titles and all the things that we can do.  We will have access during the remainder of November and December to access them ourselves and be able to share with members the benefits of this opportunity.  Members will receive access on January 1, 2015.

Please first copy and paste to your browser:  

  • This allows Pat Adams to share her screen with you.  Note that you do not need the http://

Please then access

  • This allows you to see the Iowa ASCD page for our 24/7 opportunity.

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) Explore “Value-Added” for the directors and the members

IV.  Next Steps

  • Next Meeting:  February 11, 2015 –  Hotel Savery  Financial Update, Minutes, Actions 1-2-3 of Strategic Plan Updates, Final Approval Updated Strategic Plan, Final Nominations for 2015, other.
  • Expenses:  Complete Expense Form – Share form and receipts with Jeff Watson for timely payment

V.  The Challenge – Your Goals (8:20 P.M.)  (President, Kevin Vidergar)

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