January 2017
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From the Desk of (RCC)
It’s time to prioritize! As a chapter leader you are juggling multiple responsibilities. For your chapter’s priorities, recruitment should be at the top of the list, as well as initiation and transitioning and training next year’s leaders. Check in with me at KDP HQ if you need assistance on these topics or simply want to talk through the chapter priorities for the semester.
Omega Epsilon Chapter
Chapter Highlight – Omega Epsilon Chapter
Known for their successful fundraising, the Omega Epsilon Chapter from Florida Gulf Coast University is able to hold strong community service events and exciting social programming. Planning in advance helps them to bring a large (and color-coordinated!) group to Convo each biennium to accept their ACE Award—check out what they do here!
Convo 2017
Bring Your Chapter to Convo!
Did you know that in addition to more than 150 professional sessions, internationally recognized speakers, and much more, Convo 2017 has special events specifically designed for chapters? Chapters are invited to share their best practices during the Chapter Poster Session. Submit your idea before February 15 and join in the fun in Pittsburgh, October 26–28!
Balance Student Teaching and Job Searching
The Spring Mailing to all active chapters will be sent out soon. Check your mailbox to ensure you receive your chapter’s packet, which may include a rebate check if your chapter is due for one. We are also including news on KDP’s upcoming Convo in Pittsburgh, as well as information about scholarships, recruitment, and more KDP events happening around the country.
Classroom Management in 60 Minutes
Classroom Management in 60 Minutes
We know that you and your chapter members are always looking for classroom management tips. When you have a free moment, spend it by watching or listening to a KDP Webinar. Our expert presenters offer tips to help prepare you for student teaching, subbing, or your spending your first year in the classroom!
Literacy Alive
Literacy Alive!
Literacy is the foundation upon which an education is built. As future teachers, fostering sound learning should be our never-ending mission. Make sure your chapter has all the resources it needs to make an impact in a child’s life. Check out our Literacy Alive! page and start planning your service project now. Keep in mind that winning projects receive a discount on Convo registrations!
Awards Applications Open Soon
Awards Applications Open Soon
Whether it’s outstanding leadership, impactful programming, or overall chapter performance, your chapter members deserve to be recognized for their hard work. The applications for the 2017 Awards for Education Excellence are available beginning in February. Be on the lookout for an email announcement when the submission portal opens.
Regional Workshops
Regional Workshops
As you plan chapter events for the semester, remember that a KDP Regional Workshop may be taking place near you! These workshops provide an opportunity for KDP members to interact with future colleagues and like-minded peers for a day of excellent professional development. If your chapter is interested in hosting an event, let us know and we will give you all the tools you need to plan your workshop. Learn more about attending upcoming events or planning your own by clicking here.
February 8
Spring Mailing Sent to Chapters Webinar: Grouping Students for Success – Learn More or Register
February 14
Webinar: How Formative Assessments Can Help Teaching and Learning – Learn More or Register
February 18
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Workshop, West Chester, PA - Member Register or Non-Member Registration
February 25
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Workshop, Mullica Hill, NJ - Member Register or Non-Member Registration