Key Idea - Xi State

Report
2012 Xi State Chapter Officers’
Training for First VPs/ Educational
Excellence Committee
Embracing Our Vision
Designing Our Future
. . . Believe
Excellence
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Getting to Know You!
Introductions
Key Idea:
Networking will help all of us be more
successful! Get to know your colleagues in
other chapters, across the state , and
on the international level!!
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Duties of the First Vice President
• Chair Program Committee
• Complete biennial report for Educational
Excellence/Program Committee
• Publish chapter yearbook and submit for
evaluation to Xi State 1st VP
• Other duties?
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Program Chair=EEC
• Committee structure at International changed
in 2010
• Program of Work was replaced by Educational
Excellence Committee (EEC)
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Educational Excellence Committee
• Focuses on Programs and Projects that
have been identified by International
• Replaces program manual or guide
• Advances the mission of the Society
• Embraces the vision of the Society
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What the Constitution* Says
• The committee (international) is composed of 13
members: 2 from each region, a chair, the NGO
representative and a music representative. Ex officio
members are the international president and
Membership Services Administrator.
• The committee may function as a whole and in smaller
groups to accomplish its responsibilities
*Constitution, Article VIII, Section C.1.
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What the Constitution Says
The committee shall
• promote programs and projects for excellence in education
• identify long-term an short-term programs and projects that focus on topics
adopted by the Society, and shall transmit suggestions for study and action to
state organizations and chapters.
• support programs of action that promote the personal well-being, intellectual
growth, and global awareness of women educators.
• encourage a focus on the arts at international conventions.
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What the Constitution Says
The committee shall
• develop strategies to enable chapters to encourage members to become
leaders.
• encourage states and chapters to participate in programs that promote
professional growth of women educators
• study and recommend action on professional issues and urge state
organizations to initiate, endorse, and support desirable legislation or other
suitable endeavors in the interest of education and women educators.
• plan a training session preceding regional conferences for incoming
state organization educational excellence chairs.
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EEC Goals
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Promote the Schools for Africa Project
Support Early-Career Educators
Encourage programs that
Increase members’ personal and professional
pride
Focus on educational excellence
Promote the DKG/UN relationship
Increase members’ global awareness
Impact educational law and policy
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International EEC has provided links on the
Society Web site that lead to many resources
for state organizations and chapters.
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Examples
• Monthly Schools for
Africa Newsettes
with program and
fund-raising ideas,
up-to-date
information on total
Society donations,
and fact sheets on
countries involved.
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Examples
• Early-career Educator support resources,
including
1. THAT--Teachers Helping Another Teacher
project (from California State Organization)
2. Dinner and a Movie (from Omega Chapter, Oregon)
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How do State Organizations and
Chapters Transition from
Program of Work Committees
to
Educational Excellence?
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Remember!
Key Idea:
State organizations and chapters are not
required to have the same named
committees as has the international level.
They are required to fulfill the work of
those committees that apply to state
organization and
chapter levels.
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Some Options:
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Keep same names/organization--incorporate new
duties as necessary.
Give current POW committees new names
Have one Educational Excellence Committee with
more members who work together in smaller groups
to achieve the responsibilities and report back to the
whole.
Devise a totally unique plan that works for your
particular state organization or chapter.
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Key Idea:
Remember, so long as the work
of the Educational Excellence
Committee is fulfilled, state
organizations and chapters have
great flexibility as to how the
work is fulfilled.
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Promoting Schools for Africa
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Program topic
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Activity topic
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Fundraising ideas
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Donation form on DKG website
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Resources/links
Key Idea:
Each goal of the EEC has resources available
on the DKG website!
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Supporting Early-career Educators:
•THAT model
•Monetary support ideas
•Time support ideas
•Fundraising ideas
Key Idea:
Should the EEC recommend that Supporting
Early-Career Educators become a second
international project?
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Encouraging programs and activities that:
•Focus on Educational Excellence
Key Idea:
The DKG
website offers
program and
project ideas
for all of
these topics.
•Promote the DKG/UN Relationship
•Increase Global Awareness
•Impact Educational Law and Policy
•Increase Personal and Professional Pride
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Schools for Africa
International Project
• Donations through UNICEF
– 96 cents of each donated dollar goes to Schools for Africa.
– $5 can provide 10 children with a pencil and an exercise book.
– $10 = a learner kit for 1 student with bag, stationery, mini atlas, and
math tables.
– $60 = School in a bag with school supplies for 40 students and 1
teacher.
– $100 = provides 100 children with sketch pad and crayons.
– $250 = School in a box
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Fundraising Activities
• Change for Change
• Schools for Africa Month
• Pencils & Pens
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Other Ways to Support SFA
• Program ideas
• Projects
• Educational materials for members
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Early-Career Educators
• Teachers Helping Another Teacher (THAT)
Program
• Dinner and a Movie Night
• Mentor/Support Student Teachers
• Volunteer in a Beginning Teacher’s Room
• Donate funds, supplies, etc.
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Other Program Ideas
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SWOT approach to problem solving
Elevator speeches
Member recognition
Impact Quotient (IQ) activity
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Other Options for the Arts
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Attend a cultural event or performance
Visit a museum
Tour a facility
Have a “Make and Take” session
Have a song-fest of holiday or DKG songs
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Global Awareness Ideas
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Travelogue
Going Green
Global Food
Equality vs. differences
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Educational Law & Policy
• Panel Discussion
• Letter Writing Campaign
• Legislative Symposium
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How Do You Decide?
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Member Profile
Needs Assessment for Programs
Interest Inventory
Successful Chapter Model
Other International and Xi State Resources
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Chapter Yearbook
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Format
Frequency
Distribution
Date of publication
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Yearbook Options
• Content that could be optional
• Format for publication
• Delivery options for members and state
officers
• Archive copies
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