Orientation PP

Information about Orientation PP

Published on January 9, 2008

Author: Carla

Source: authorstream.com

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Kappa Delta Pi:  Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education    Membership:  Membership 50,000 members worldwide Top 20% of educators in the country Educators in all stages of their careers students, novice and practicing teachers, administrators, collegiate professors, and retirees What is Kappa Delta Pi? Ideals:  Ideals MISSION: To support and recognize scholarship and excellence in education  stands for: Knowledge, Duty, Power Founding ideals: science, service, toil, and fidelity to humanity What is Kappa Delta Pi? The Seal:  The Seal Scroll and stylus symbolize the first tools used to record and pass on knowledge Beehive symbolizes toil What is Kappa Delta Pi? What is Kappa Delta Pi?:  What is Kappa Delta Pi? 1911 - Founded by the University of Illinois Education Club 1925 - The Laureate Chapter was created to recognize exceptional living educators John Dewey was the first member Other members include Jean Piaget, Howard Gardner, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfie Kohn, Nel Noddings, and Albert Einstein History History:  1981 - First international chapter installed in Canada 2004 - First Community College Chapter installed 2006 - 550+ active chapters around the world at universities/colleges, in community Professional Chapters, and at public schools What is Kappa Delta Pi? History What can KDP do for me?:  What can KDP do for me? Recognition for your achievements Networking with educators across the country Local and national leadership opportunities Teaching resources Scholarships and grants to support your educational endeavors Member-only discounts on products and services National Benefits As a member, you belong to an international network of the world’s finest educators! Job Search Assistance:  Access to job openings through partners such as Teachers-Teachers.com and American Association for Employment in Education Certification information for all 50 states Sample résumés, cover letters, and portfolios Directory to Licensure Departments by state Job Search Assistance What can KDP do for me? Quarterly Publications:  Quarterly Publications What can KDP do for me? New Teacher Advocate receive free your 1st year of membership a great resource for beginning teachers Kappa Delta Pi Record useful classroom ideas for practicing educators free to active members (included in membership dues) The Educational Forum research-based articles on important educational issues only $16/year for members For sample articles, or to learn how to publish in any of these journals, visit the Publications section at www.kdp.org. Educational Books:  Educational Books KDP books are available in numerous titles on diverse educational topics What can KDP do for me? Best-selling books include: ABC’s of Job-Hunting for Teachers Life Cycle of the Career Teacher Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom New at KDP! ABC’s of Classroom Management Education Practices:  Novice Notes – 4 issues per academic year Ideas to Go – Monthly tips and suggestions Teacher Hotline/Ask Miss Ruth Education Practices What can KDP do for me? Slide12:  Over $100,000 annually in scholarships for undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students. $7,500 annually in Teacher Classroom Grants for K–12 teachers. Chapter grants provide financial support to an active member of a local Kappa Delta Pi chapter each year from now until perpetuity. What can KDP do for me? KDP Educational Foundation You and your chapter can play an important role in helping to fund these programs by making a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation. Slide13:  What can KDP do for me? Professional Conferences Award-winning conferences prepare you for the first years of teaching and give you an opportunity to learn from the country’s top educators. Connect with a large network of peers, experienced teachers, and renowned educators at KDP conferences. CONVOCATION: Every two years, KDP hosts its preeminent international educational conference for professional development. Mark your calendar and join more than 1,500 educators at the 46th biennial Convocation in Louisville, KY, November 1–3, 2007. I TEACH REGIONAL CONFERENCES: Are you ready for the classroom? The workshops, discussion panels, and keynote speakers at these conferences boost the novice teacher’s ability to jump into the classroom! Slide14:  Discount professional liability, student teaching, medical, auto, and life insurance 15% off Choice Hotels 10% off ClassroomDirect.com teacher supplies 10% off 1-800-flowers.com Up to 20% off National Car Rental Up to 10% off Alamo Car Rental What can KDP do for me? Commercial Discounts Save money through: Slide15:  Participate in chapter programs and activities Serve in a leadership role Contribute to your local community through service projects Support literacy during Reading Is Fun Week Network with peers What can KDP do for me? Your Local Chapter To enhance your personal and professional growth and to gain the most from your membership, get involved with leadership and volunteer opportunities. Slide16:  Your academic achievements and credit hours distinguish you as an outstanding student of education You must attend the initiation ceremony Fees: National annual dues: $35 Local chapter dues Possible one-time initiation fee How do I join Kappa Delta Pi? Slide17:  Membership renewal and address changes can be done online at www.kdp.org or by calling KDP Headquarters at 800-284-3167. Staying Active in Kappa Delta Pi Attend a regional or national conference Publish in one of KDP’s quarterlies or on KDP Online Serve on a national standing or ad hoc committee Start a local networking group after graduation Connect with other committed educators online Stay informed on Society news through The Kadelpian electronic newsletter So to SERVE:  So to SERVE So to LIVE So to TEACH that our words inspire a will to learn; that each day may enhance the growth of exploring minds; that we may guide young and old to know the truth and love the right.   :     K a p p a D e l t a P I International Honor Society in Education

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