Agenda - January 14, 2014

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Montana ASCD Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 2014  

6:00 p.m. ‐ 7:30 p.m.  

School Administrators of Montana Meeting Room

900 No. Montana Ave Ste. A-4, Helena, Montana


Board Meeting Agenda

1.            Call to Order - Scott Dubbs

2.            Adopt Agenda – request additions

3.            Approve the Minutes from the November 7, 2013 Board Meeting

4.            Approve Budget Reports from Cassie Huntley

5.            President’s Activities – Scott Dubbs

6.            Vice President News – Steve Engebretson

7.            Executive Director’s Report – Jerry Scott (via conference call)

8.            Membership Report & Update

9.            Conference/Meetings Discussion

10.        2013-14 Upcoming Meeting Schedule (on website)

•    A-Z Curriculum Meeting – January 15, 2014 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Topic:  Smarter Balanced and the Smarter Digital Library - Overview and updated information –

Presented by Dacia Hopfensperger, Director of State Services for Smarter Balanced, and Pam Birkland, MT Formative Practices State Leadership Team Lead. 

Location:  Red Lion Colonial Hotel (in conjunction with the State Assessment & Data Conference)

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

Location:  School Administrators of Montana, 900 No. Montana Ave Ste. A-4, Helena

        A-Z Curriculum Meeting – May 2, 2014 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Topic: Montana Content Standards – Update and sharing

Location: School Administrators of Montana, 900 No. Montana Ave Ste. A-4, Helena (tentatively)

        Summer MTASCD Member Retreat (goals: include training but really collegiality & member best practice sharing)

o   At Bozeman during MBI

o   At Helena, perhaps tied to SAM’s Instructional Leadership Academy

o   A location with a tie to recreation – perhaps Fairmont or even the Montana Learning Center


11.  Student MTASCD Chapter News - Lynn Kelting-Gibson

12.  Other MTASCD Business

a.       MTASCD Brochure Update

b.       Constitution (see website)

c.        Membership

d.       ASCD Affiliate Update & News – Jerry Scott (if available)

e.       ASCD Branding Guidelines and Affiliate Medallion Letter Agreement

f.         2014 ASCD Annual Conference - @Every Learner: Someday Is Now -  March 15-17 in Los Angeles, CA

13.  New Business

a.      Strategic Planning

14.  Next Meeting – May 1, 2014 in Helena

15.  Adjourn


Attachments & Board Info for Meeting (usually available the week of the meeting)

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

Meeting Attachments

        MTASCD US Bank Statement Dec. 2013

        MTASCD Check Register

        MTASCD Brochure

        ASCD Branding Guidelines and Affiliate Medallion Letter Agreement



  • Members or participants are encouraged to make your own arrangements but our both A-Z Curriculum Meeting is being held in conjunction with the State Assessment & Data Conference starting on January 15, 2014 at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel.  
  • The Red Lion Colonial Hotel's contact information is 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601 - phone: 406-443-2100 or 1-800-733-5466. 

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Montana ASCD - 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.