Agenda - October 16, 2013

Montana ASCD Board Meeting Agenda  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013  

6:00 p.m. ‐7:30 p.m.  

Room 160, College of Education Bldg., MSU‐Billings 


Open to all members – If you are unable to attend in persons you can utilize VisionNet (see  instructions below) or join the meeting using our conference call option: 

1‐305‐848‐8888 • Press 1 • Enter Code:  6339924745# 


Welcome & Introductions – Determine Quorum 

Assign Roles (Note‐taker, etc) ‐ Jerry Scott with the help of other volunteers 

Board Meeting Agenda 

1. Call to Order   

2. Adopt Agenda – request additions  

3. Approve the Minutes from the June 11, 2013 Board Meeting  

4. Approve Budget Reports from Cassie Huntley  

     U.S. Bank Transactions to 10‐11‐2013  

     MTASCD Check Registers for June 2013 to July 2013  

5. 2013‐2015 Vice President – President Elect Nomination & Election   

6. Membership Report & Update  

7. Board Reports/Discussions on MEI & Possible Future Conferences  

    a. 2013 MEI Report  

         MEI Summary (Evaluation Comments) ‐ Cassie Huntley  

         TLLC Workgroup Connection & Chapter 55  

    b. Review of Discussion from June  

    c. Report on the work of the Montana Professional Learning Network  

    d. January Assessment Conference Report/Discussion   

    e. Additional ideas – Teacher Leader, Curriculum Director, and/or Instructional  Leader type events?  OPI, SAM, MSSA, MEA/MFT partnerships  

8. Proposed Meeting Schedule  

    a. Hosted by RESA4U (Southwest Montana School Services) & Director Bruce  Grubbs with program support from Bozeman Public Schools (thanks to Robin  Miller)  

         Fall MTASCD Board Meeting – November 7, 2013 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)  Location:  404 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715 (Wilson Administrative  Building) ‐ Room TBA  

         A‐Z Curriculum Meeting – November 8, 2013 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.Location:  404 W. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715 (Wilson Administrative  Building) ‐ Room TBA  

         Winter MTASCD Board Meeting – January 14, 2014 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)  Location:  Helena TBA   

         A‐Z Curriculum Meeting or Assessment Conference (TBA) – January 15, 2014  (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)  Location:  Helena TBA   

         Spring MTASCD Board Meeting – May 1, 2014 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)  Location:  TBA   

         A‐Z Curriculum Meeting or Assessment Conference (TBA) – May 2, 2014 (8:30  – 11:30 a.m.)  Location:  TBA 

 9. Other MTASCD Business  

    a. MTASCD Website   

    b. Student MTASCD Chapter News   

    c. ASCD Affiliate Update & News – Jerry Scott  

         Affiliate Profile Review  

         Affiliate Biennial Plan Draft (for Board approval)  

         Orientation (virtual) for President & President‐Elect  

    d. MTASCD needs? – Ties to our Mission & Goals (Constitution?)  

10. New Business  

11. 2014 ASCD Annual Conference ‐ @Every Learner: Someday Is Now ‐  March 15‐17,  2014in Los Angeles  

12. Next Meeting – November 7, 2013 in Bozeman  

13. Adjourn 



a. Wednesday night, October 16, 2013:  8:00 p.m. at Rib and Chop House, next to  the Big Horn Resort (old Wingate) 1849 Majestic Lane; Billings, Montana  (406/839‐9200). 



You may wish to make your own arrangements at the old Wingate (now, “Big Horn  Resort”); 1801 Majestic Lane, Billings, simply because it is next to the Rib and Chop House.   From I90, take Exit 443, toward Zoo Dr.; Turn left onto Zoo Dr.; Turn Right only Gabel Rd;  Take 2nd right only Broso Park Dr.  Destination will be on the right.  Reservations:  406/839‐ 9300.  Or toll free 877/995‐8999.    Conference Calling:    1‐305‐848‐8888 • Press 1 • Enter Code: 6339924745#   

Virtual Room Login    

1. Must have a functioning and up to date videoconference or ITV system.  Skype will not  work.   

2. The meeting room is 969050 if you are a Vision Net member.   

 3. The dial string for Tandberg systems is 969050@ and the dial string for  Polycom users is   

4. You might do a test call in advance to make sure you are able to get in.  You should see  your room mirror back to you and it should say you are the first person to enter the  conference.   

5. Technical issues call Vision Net‐ 406‐467‐4712.    Parking:     

Participants will not need a parking permit for the evening meeting on October 16, as it  is after the 5:00 cutoff for issuing tickets.  The closest parking lots are the lot on Normal  Avenue or the one on Poly Avenue.  Participants can park in student or faculty parking,  but not in a reserved spot.  I have attached MSUB and Billings maps for your  convenience.          

MontanaASCD Goals (from MTASCD Website)           

Working together to promote success for all Montana students.    


1. Expand the sphere of our influence by being a strong and proactive organization  dedicated to providing exemplary leadership and support for educators throughout  the state.  

2. Make member services a priority in order to assure that across this geographically  expansive and isolated state, we have a membership that represents all counties and  includes a diverse array of cultures.  

3. Address pressing contemporary curricular issues for the purpose of bringing an  awareness of critical concerns to our educational leaders, who will participate in  determining responses appropriate to our diverse rural Montana school environment. 

Board members can log in an download the necessary documents on the Board website  LOG IN is REQUIRED.