Kappa Delta Pi 48th Biennial Convocation November 3-5, 2011 • Indianapolis
Business Meeting Notes
The Kappa Delta Pi business meeting was held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8 a.m. in the White River Ballroom (A-E) at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana attended by Alpha Epsilon Xi board member and current Walden University Ph.D. candidate Christopher Maddox.
All amendments to the constitution and bylaws presented to the board passed
for the following:
Constitution Article III. OFFICERS | Section 1 Revision of bylaw language endured lengthy debate regarding who would appoint the representative to the executive council. Maddox voted, “No” with majority for motion to fail.
Bylaw Article IV COMMITTEES | Section 5 – 5.6133 Revision of bylaw would require only two candidates for each office for election. The language of the revised bylaw was debated (it currently states at least one (1) candidate for the office of ..). Delegates argued there could be more than two candidates running for election. Maddox voted, “yes” in minority. Motion fails.
Please note 5.6131 relating to this revised law passed by a less than 5% of a delegate vote. Maddox voted, “yes” in the majority.
Bylaw Article V ACTIVE CHAPTERS | Section 8 – 8.15 Revision of bylaw would allow delegates of future convocations to attend synchronously or in person. Rationale is to increase attendance of international chapters; however, attending delegates argued it removes incentive of fellowship at biannual convocations. Motion set forward to postpone this vote. Motion fails.
Kappa Delta Pi
48th Biennial Convocation November 3-5, 2011 • Indianapolis
Maddox Review Notes
1. History of Kappa Delta Pi highlighted throughout convocation for 100 year celebration.
2. Online Universities assigned to West Region Chapters and regional coordinator Karen Sprunger (DeLawter) of the national office.
3. Majority of attendees are young, beginning teachers.
4. Growing graduate student presence during convention. Dedicated staff members seek out grad students for fellowship and collaboration.
5.Key Note speaker Debbie Silver is amazing! She published, Drumming to the Beat of Different marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Teaching Differentiated learning.
She is also a Louisiana State Teacher of the Year recipient. ABSOLUTELY PHENOMINAL. I would highly recommend her for a Richard W. Riley College of Education Event at Walden University.
6.I was disappointed, several Saturday, November 5, sessions were canceled due to speaker a no-show.
7. Maddox receives certificate of participation.
8. The next national Convocation will be in Dallas, TX, October 24-27, 2013.
Undergraduates - Learn to be the best teacher and leader possible by attending an iLead Conference February 11 in Atlanta, GA, or later in the spring in Chicago, IL. Watch for details in your e-mail.
Graduate Students - Join the next eChapter Webinar on Project-Based Learning or listen to the podcast of past Webinars for knowledge and teaching strategies that put you at the head of the class.
Professionals - Get tips you need for your classroom via “3 Things to Try” on KDP Connect, KDP’s professional development resource for new and experienced educators. Then tour the site to see how to link to resources, ideas, and training designed for you.
Administrators - Give your staff members credit for their accomplishments by nominating a Teacher of Honor or provide easily accessible professional training needed by subscribing with them to KDP Connect.
University Faculty - Use digital resources in your classroom and with your student teachers. Access John Dewey’s Experience and Education as a digital download or turn to the digital page-turner version of New Teacher Advocate to illustrate teaching points. You can reiterate classroom management techniques in conjunction with students’ field experiences using the easy-access courses on the subject through KDP Connect.
Retirees and Almost Retirees - Remember your special rates on motels and car rentals when you travel throughout the holidays and this winter.
Member Spotlight – Past and Present
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Season of Gratitude
To all of you who daily lead learners to new ways of thinking, who meet challenges and exceed expectations, who do not give up on their quests, and who make a difference in the lives of others. . .