Iowa ASCD Board of Directors' Meeting - February 10, 2012

Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, February 10, 2012  (1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.)  

Location:  Virtual Meeting

Directions to Access Virtual Meeting:  To  join the online meeting, go to

Norms for Virtual Meeting:  For this meeting, please seek recognition by accessing the President; for instance, you might say, "Madame President" or Raise Your Hand.  (There are 7 active microphones so Leslie will pass the microphone to a raised hand.  Once she recognizes you, please proceed, remembering to . . . 

  • Listen for Understanding
  • Speak to Be Truthfully Understood
  • Confront the Tough Challenges
  • Come Prepared
  • Start on Time and End on Time
  • Value Diversity
  • Honor Confidentiality
  • Have Fun

Voting:  We ask that when Leslie Moore asks "all in favor," you raise your hand; the same is true when she asks, "all who oppose"

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Share with Lou Howell ( updates for directors no later than February 9, 2012 
  • Review documents prior to meeting; be prepared to discuss and/or take action when appropriate. 

Directors:  Kelly Adams, Tom Ahart, Pam Armstrong-Vogel, Julie Davies, Jason Ellingson, Juli Grotewold, Lou Howell, Bart Mason, Leslie Moore, Eric Neessen, Susan Pecinovsky, Elaine Smith-Bright, 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 (1:00) (Leslie Moore, President)

  • Review of Agenda and Group Norms

II .   Action Items: (1:05) (President, Leslie Moore) 

Please review and be prepared to discuss and take action.

III.   Strategic Plan  (1:45) (President, Leslie Moore):  By 2014, Iowa ASCD will have a systems-wide approach to all structures in the organization as evidenced by the expected outcomes of the following four actions with updates in progress annually at the summer retreat and as requested for specific actions and activities

  • Action 1 - Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and Learning   (Past President, Julie Davies)
    • Information:  Please read the following updates; no discussion will take place
      • Curriculum Academy (Sue Wood)  Note:  Sue Wood is in need of workers at the conference - book store, registration, introducers
      • Grades 2-3 Conferences (Cindy Swanson)
    • Discussion:  Please read the following updates and be prepared to discuss to provoke learning for future action
    • Discussion and Action:  Please read the following updates and be prepared to discuss and take action
  • Action 2   Membership (Director of Member Relations and E-Learning, Amy Wichman)
  • Information:  Please read the following updates; no discussion will take place
  • Membership Update (Amy Wichman)

    • Action 3   Technology (Director of Technology, Chris Welch)
      • Information  Please read; no discussion will take place.
    • Action 4   Advocacy and Influence (Leadership Council Members, Susan Pecinovsky and Pam Vogel)  Reminder:  The work on Feb 14-15 is funded through the ASCD Influence Grant received 2011-2012 school year.

    IV.   Policy and Procedures  (2:30) (President, Leslie Moore)

    • No items at this time.

    V.  Next Agenda – April 11, 2012  (4:30 P.M  to 8:30 P.M) (President, Leslie Moore)

    • Action on the following:
      • Minutes (Marcia Tweeten)
      • Finances (Julie Davies)
    • Other
      • Committee to Work on Affiliate Recognition Application for 2013
      • Membership Fees 
      • Awards (Jason Ellingson)
      • Announcement of Election (Jason Ellingson)
      • PIC (Stefanie Rosenberg-Wager)
      • Events Updates (Cindy Swanson, Sue Wood, Kelly Adams)

    VIII.  Adjournment (3:00 P.M.) (President, Leslie Moore)