Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Are you looking for an opportunity to become more involved in Kappa Delta Pi? Are you enthusiastic, creative, and committed? We want YOU to run for the 2011-2012 board! All positions are open:

  • Preside over all general membership and Executive Committee meetings;
  • Organize officer elections and officer transition;
  • Complete Annual Report after Treasurer has completed the financial section;
  • Appoint committee members when necessary;
  • Monitor performance of committees;
  • Guide the Executive Committee in setting chapter goals and preparing the
  • chapter calendar;
  • Recognize membership accomplishments;
  • Be familiar with governing principles of Kappa Delta Pi;
  • Participate in chapter programs and activities; and
  • Submit reports as required.

Vice President of Program & Chapter Services
  • Preside in absence of the President;
  • Chair the Program Committee and conduct programs designed to maximize
  • member retention; and
  • Conduct all public relations for the chapter. Ideally, public relations should be
  • conducted by an entire committee, with the Vice President serving as chair.

Vice President of Membership, Nominations, & Chapter History
  • Preside in absence of the President;
  • Preside over meetings of the Membership Committee;
  • Manage selection of members;
  • Host recruitment efforts; and
  • Create and implement ongoing methods for retaining membership.
  • Preserve all chapter documents and historical records;
  • Develop a photographic history of the chapter;
  • Call Headquarters at least four weeks prior to chapter’s initiation for historical
  • information (if not already obtained); and
  • Document chapter activities and forward to Society Headquarters

  • Receive and record all new initiate documents;
  • Keep accurate records of chapter funds;
  • Complete the financial section of the Annual Report;
  • Access university funding;
  • Coordinate the budget preparation process; and
  • Assist Vice President, Program Committee, and Foundation Representative
  • with development of fund-raisers.

  • Maintain minutes and attendance records at meetings;
  • Formulate agenda, in conjunction with the President, to be used at meetings;
  • Submit New Initiate Information Forms and fees within two weeks after the
  • initiation;
  • Conduct all chapter correspondence; and
  • Maintain accurate records of active, inactive, and chapter membership.

  • Works with the VP to help meetings run smoothly.
  • Be knowledgeable about the Constitution & Bylaws of the Society and the chapter bylaws, especially with regard to chapter management.
  • Be knowledgeable about Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Work with the Vice Presidents to maintain efficiency during the meeting.

General Meeting this Friday!

Our first general meeting of the semester will be this Friday, 2/4, at 6 PM in Room 119 of the Boca COE. We'll talk about upcoming events, including the election, and announce the winners of our point grants. An orientation session will follow for new members.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Orientation and General Meeting

Good News KDP Members! We'll have our first meeting of the semester next week.

Please join us next Friday, September 17, at 4 PM in Room 119 in the College of Education Building on the Boca Raton campus. An agenda will be mailed out next week, as well as being posted here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Miami Beach Schools turn IB

Last week, July 15-18, the 2010 International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas was held in Miami Beach. One reason why the organization chose Miami Beach: Since creating the Education Compact in January of 2008, the city government has been committed to turning all of our schools - K - 12 - into IB schools. The goal is that by 2011, all Miami Beach schools will be IB. Often IB is offered at the 9-12 level, less often at the elementary level. And, I believe, we're the first city of have schools with regular feeder patterns, not magnet schools, offer our local students an IB education.

So what is an International Baccalaureate program like? You can read more at the organization's website, but a brief description is that IB programs aim to "develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world" using best practices.

Miami Beach offered its residents a chance to join members of the program, local educators, and city officials in a public conversation about the IB program, last Wednesday (July 14). I attended and was impressed by what I saw! Those best practices include what we learn about as we prepare to become educators: assessments through demonstration of knowledge and mastery, teaching through multiple intelligences, active-learning, and student responsibility for work and achievement. To see more about the exciting educational progress taking place in Miami Beach, please visit the city's website and click on the Education tab.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hello World

Welcome to the Rho Omega Blog!