February 2017
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From the Desk of (RCC)
I hope that you are excited for the plans and goals your chapter has set for 2017. Remember your RCC is always available to offer support, advice, or programming suggestions. The chapter will be receiving the Spring Mailing soon. Please refer to it for important Society updates and time-sensitive rebate information.
Michigan Chapter Officers Annual Meeting
Michigan Chapter Officers Annual Meeting
Officers from chapters in Michigan gather each year to network, discuss best practices, and swap ideas. The Beta Iota Chapter at Western Michigan hosted the 2017 meeting. The annual event has been so successful, Chapter President Megan Foreman reported, “We are considering two yearly conferences, in order to have more chances to work together.” Talk to your RCC to plan your own state meeting or a Regional Workshop.
Protecting Yourself in the Classroom
Protecting Yourself in the Classroom
Preservice teachers face many of the same risks as licensed instructors. Being a KDP member means you have access to insurance you can afford. Our student plan costs $25 a year for $1 million in coverage. The plan is offered through KDP’s relationship with Forrest T. Jones and the Trust for Insuring Educators, which also provides discounts for members with life, health, home, and auto insurance.
Chapter Viewing Party
Chapter Viewing Party!
If your chapter wants to watch webinars as a group, you can still request attendance certificates for the attendees. Use this attendance document and return it to to get e-certificates sent to your attendees. Consider some of our popular webinars on ELL students, classroom management, or education for sustainability.
Spring Initiations
Spring Initiations
Many chapters are gearing up for Spring Initiations! As you begin the process, be sure to visit the Chapter Initiation page to find updated invitation email templates. Use this resource to create more points of contact with your potential new members. After your ceremony, be sure to submit your Initiation Report as well. Best of luck to you as you work to grow your membership and continue to strengthen the presence of your chapter.
Chapter Awards
Chapter Awards Open
Has your chapter done excellent work in the past year? Have your officers stepped up to the challenge and taken activities to the next level? Consider applying for one of our eight awards, designed to recognize those who have gone above and beyond for KDP. Check out the website for rubrics and criteria for each category. Winners will be recognized at Convo in October and we hope to see you there!
Regional Workshops
Encourage Your Chapter to Attend
KDP’s Regional Workshops are a great networking opportunity for you and your chapter. Join us for an upcoming event in:
Glen Ellyn, IL                  Baltimore, MD
Mullica Hill, NJ                 Union, NJ
New York City, NY          West Chester, PA
Clarksville, TN                 San Antonio, TX
Dollars to Support You
Be sure to share with your members that 38 scholarships are available for this year and applications are being accepted from now through May 1. Also, encourage any member who is student teaching to consider applying for the National Student Teacher/Intern of the Year Award. The winner receives $1500! Visit the KDP website for more information on award criteria and to learn how to apply.
Honor Your Counselor
Honor Your Counselor
Valentine’s Day may have already passed, but it’s not too late to show the love to your Chapter Counselor! Take a moment to celebrate your Counselor at your spring initiation. One way to show the chapter’s appreciation is to make a donation in their name to the Honor Your Counselor program, which includes a gift card for them, a special note from Headquarters, and recognition at Convo in the Counselor’s Lounge.
Chapter Anniversaries - Congratulations!!!
February 23 – Drake University – 100 Years!
March 10 – Mount St. Mary College – 25 Years!
March 10 – Saint Leo University – 10 Years!
March 11 – Tuskegee University – 50 Years!
March 19 – Providence College – 25 Years!
March 8
Kappa Delta Pi’s Founders Day is coming up. Be sure to watch our social media pages for more information.
February 25
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Workshop, Mullica Hill, NJ - Member Register or Non-Member Registration
March 4
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Workshop, San Antonio, TX - Member Register or Non-Member Registration
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