Iowa ASCD - Board Agenda - December 6, 2013


Iowa ASCD Board of Directors Meeting

December 6, 2013

1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Virtual Meeting

Directions:  You will receive an invitation through Constant Contact from Chris Welch to meet via your computer.   Plan B in case of difficulties will include the “phone conference call) by calling 712.432.0460 with participant code remaining the same, 650512#

RSVP:  Regrets only to Lou Howell

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete, if needed, any goal/event committee/team meetings no later than December 1, 2013
  • Share with Lou Howell ( updates no later than December 2, 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


Iowa ASCD Board of Directors

December 6, 2013      1:00 - 3:00 P.M.  (Virtual Meeting)

I.   Welcome (1:00 P.M.)  (President, Allan Eckelman)

  • Welcome by President  
  • Review of Agenda and Group Norms

II.   Business Meeting (1:10 – 2:45 P.M.) (President, Allan Eckelman)

  • Approval of Minutes (Leslie Moore)
  • Updates on Goal 1 –  Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and Learning  
    • Overall Goal  - No update as nothing new since last board meeting  (Jason Ellingson and Cindy Swanson)
    • Fall Institute (Discussion with Input and Possible Action) (Veta Thode)
    • Grade-Level Conference (Kym Stein and Cindy Swanson)
    • Curriculum Leadership Academy (Sue Wood and Pam Zeigler) (Information Only)
    • Competency-Based Education (Information only)(Jason Ellingson and Kym Stein)
    • Higher Education (Elaine Smith-Bright and Jan Beatty) (Information Only)
    • Partnerships (Lou Howell) (Information Only)
  • Updates on Goal 2 – Membership, including Communication (Much of this work is integrated with Goals 1 and 3
  • Protocol for Audit of Finances (Jason Ellingson)

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

  • The Source
  • 2014 Budget
  • Communication Plan for Use of Social Media - Lou and small committee (any volunteers)  Howell will be asking Welch and Wichman to serve on the committee.

IV. Reflection on Day (2:47 P.M.) (President, Allan Eckelman)

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

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

Next Meeting – February 11, 2014 (10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.) – Hotel Savery – Renaissance, 401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 (515.244.2151)

Action on the following:

  • Minutes (Leslie Moore)
  • Finances (Lou Howell)
  • Nominations (Kevin Vidergar)

Professional Development

  • ASCD Board International Trip (Pam Vogel)

Discussion with possible action:

  • Updates on Actions 1, 2, 3