Iowa ASCD - Board Agenda - December 7, 2012


Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, December 7, 2012

1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Virtual Board Meeting

Separate Invitation Sent for the Meeting

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

 Location:  Virtual Board Meeting – We will use WebEx; an invitation will be sent to you.  If we have multiple problems we will use our conference call approach.


  • WebEx:
    • Please check in advance to be sure you have the necessary updates for WebEx:
    • Only if we experience extreme problems with WebEx: Conference Dial-in Number: (218) 339-4300; Participant Access Code: 650512#?? 

Preparation for Meeting:

  • Share updates for which you are responsible to Lou Howell ( by December 3.  She will post on the website for the board of directors.
  • Review before December 7/download materials from Iowa ASCD’s website for the board of directors:  Sign in at 
    • The agenda is located at:

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
    • These become especially important in a virtual meeting.
    • Mute your microphone and video to limit bandwidth use.  Open them when you are speaking.
    • Please use the Chat to post comments and questions and request the “microphone.” We have  7 microphones available at one time. When speaking, be sure to preface with your name.
    • When voting, please place Yes or No in the Chat box.

I.   Welcome (1:00 P.M. Sharp!)  (President Jason Ellingson)

      Welcome and Call to Order

  • Review of Agenda and Norms

II.   Business Meeting  (1:10 – 3:20 P.M. (President, Jason Ellingson)

Several of these items will be written reports with read only or very brief highlights by the director in charge.  Others will require discussion for input or action.  Please read in advance all reports.

III.                  Next Steps (3:20 P.M.) (Jason Ellingson)

  • The Source – Need for Articles
  • Next Meeting and Chairs’ Announcements of Upcoming Committee Meetings
    • February 5, 2013 – 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. with working lunch, followed by reception with David Griffith at 5:30 -7:30 P.M.   Site to be determined.
    • February 6, 2013:  Advocacy training with David Griffith.  When you register, put in PO Box:  0000-bdmember as you will not be charged for participation.

IV.  Closing and Adjournment (3:25 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)