Iowa ASCD - Board Agenda - October 17, 2012

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meetin

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10 A.M. Sharp – 4:00 P.M.

Coffee/Networking at 9:30 A.M.

We have gone green - bring your computer or paper copies!

Please review agenda and all accompanying materials that are posted on Iowa ASCD website:  

Location:  Home of Pam Vogel, 2430 Terrace Road, Des Moines, IA  50312; Home Phone – 515.401.6500 and Cell Phone – 515.238.4108

Directions: Regardless of which direction you come into Des Moines, once you are on the freeway (I-235), exit south on 31st Street (marked Terrace Hill). Continue to go south several blocks until you come to Grand Avenue. At Grand Avenue, turn left and go east. You will go past the 28th street intersection and then go about two blocks more. You will see Terrace Hill on your right. Just past the foot of Terrace Hill, you will see a gated entrance/drive to the Governor's mansion, marked by brick pillars. The street just immediately past this drive is Terrace Road. Turn right on Terrace Road. You will drive around behind Terrace Hill and then will be headed west and downhill. Pam’s home is on the left side, about 6 or 7 houses down - 2430 Terrace Road. It's tan stucco with brick on the bottom and a hedge along the street side. You will need to park on the south side of the street, anywhere in front of Pam’s home or that of her neighbors.

Preparation for Meeting: Share updates for which you are responsible to Lou Howell by October 14.  Review/downloaded materials on Iowa ASCD’s website for the board of directors:

Directors:  Kelly Adams, Pam Armstrong-Vogel, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Julie Grotewold, Lou Howell, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Susan Pecinovsky, Tina Ross, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Marcia Tweeten, Kevin Vidergar, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty, Amy Wichman, Sue Wood, 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

I.   Welcome (10:00 A.M. Sharp!)  (President-Elect, Allan Eckelman)

  • Welcome and Call to Order
  • Welcome Activity:  Share name, role, and “value” Iowa ASCD has provided you in your career and/or a “celebration” of accomplishment of Iowa ASCD you have recognized since you have been on the board.

II .   Strategic Plan – 2012 –  (10:20  - 11:30 A.M.) (Executive Director, Lou Howell) 

We ask all directors to review in advance the first iteration of the strategic plan, prepared to share ideas within team and open discussion as the meeting.

  • Howell will provide brief overview and asks all directors to review in advance, prepared to share ideas within team and open discussion at the meeting. (10 minutes)
  • Summer Retreat Teams will have 20 minutes to work as a team to review their “section of the plan” in order to provide feedback, including what’s right, what’s missing, what should be extended, what should be deleted. 
  • Teams and individuals will have 20 minutes to share with board what’s right, what’s missing, what should be extended, what should be deleted.   (20 minutes)
  • Final Answer:  What is one thing that you as an individual director see as “a must” if  we are to become “the source in Iowa for instructional leadership, translating research into daily practice”? (10 minutes)
  • Next Steps:  Howell will summarize themes of conversations. (“Final” iteration will be provided to directors in advance of December meeting. (10 minutes)

Board Members may want to refer to the continuum - pp 71-86 of ASCD Board Handbook.

III .   Business Meeting with Working Lunch (11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 – 3:40 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

Several of these items will be written reports with very brief highlights by the director in charge.  Others will require discussion.  Note indications behind posted reports.

V.     Professional Learning for Iowa ASCD Board of Directors:  Advocacy and Influence with House Representative Cindy Winckler  (12:30 – 2:30 P.M.)

Intended Outcome:  Board of Directors will have increased skills, knowledge, and aspiration to advocate for success of students and their educators with legislators as well as others influencing education.

  • Introduction of Cindy Winckler (Susan Pecinovsky and Pam Vogel)
  • Advocating – Our Roles and Responsibilities (Representative Cindy Winckler

Due to death of Cindy Winckler's brother (He lost the fight with lung cancer on Sunday), she will not be able to attend the meeting.  However, Pam and Susan will take us through a process to identify our legislative agenda for 2013.

VI.  Continuation of Business Meeting (11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 – 3:40 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

  •    See IV above

VII.  Next Steps (3:40 P.M.) (Executive Director, Lou Howell)

  • Expense Forms
  • The Source – Need for Articles
  • Next Meeting and Chairs’ Announcements of Upcoming Committee Meetings

VIII.  Reflection on Day (3:45 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

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

IX.  Closing and Adjournment (3:55 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

Next Meeting – Virtual via WebEx – Friday, December 7, 2012; 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

  • Action on the following:

    ?       Minutes (Marcia Tweeten)

    ?       Finances (Lou Howell)

    ?       Strategic Plan (Lou Howell)

    ?       Evaluation of Executive Director (Leslie Moore with assistance from Jason Ellingson and Allan Eckleman

    ?       Audit Report (Leslie Moore)

  • Discussion with possible action:

    ?       Recommendations for Ballot Nominations (Allan Eckelmann with assistance from Becky Martin and Ottie Maxey)

    ?       Affiliate Recognition Application for 2013

    ?       ASCD Conference

    ?       Updates on all Teams’ Work

    •   Fall institute
    •   Curriculum Leadership Academy
    •   Grade-Level Conferences
    •   Summer Institutes
    •   Coffee with Director
    •   Community of Practice - PLCs
    •   Membership
    •   Technology
    •   Advocacy and Influence, including Training in February
    •   Other