Previous Webinar Recordings
Close Readings and the Common Core
Did you know there are thirty-two national standards in literacy? How closely have you read the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Language Arts? Over the last eight months, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris dedicated hours to closely reading the CCSS for Language Arts and have shared their reflections through daily blog posts at burkinsandyaris.com. No matter where you are in your own journey with the CCSS, let Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris be the expert guides to assist you in deepening your understanding of the standards and their implications. This webinar was sponsored by the State of Wisconsin Chapter of PDK. Visit www.pdkwisconsin.org for more information about the chapter and future webinar offerings.
Understanding IRS Rules that Affect PDK & Pi Lambda Theta Chapters
“IRS”…the most dreaded three-letter combination in the English language—but it won’t be for PDK and Pi Lambda Theta chapter leaders who attend this 45-minute webinar! All PDK and PLT chapters are required to file a Form 990, and we want to help. In this webinar, we will explain the requirements for filing the new Form 990 N (e-postcard), explain the differences between 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations, and talk about rules for awarding student scholarships.
Getting the Word Out: Communicating with Members and Prospective Members
Join PDK International/Pi Lambda Theta in an interactive webinar to learn the best ways to communicate with local members and reach out to prospective members. We will discuss how technology can be leveraged to make this easy! We will also share tips that are tailored for PDK and Pi Lambda Theta chapter leaders on getting your message through to busy educators. Register for this 45-minute webinar and learn the best new approaches to getting the word out.
Submitting a Manuscript for Publication
Kappan Editor-in-Chief Joan Richardson will walk you through the process of submitting a manuscript for publication. Her advice will focus on Kappan but much of what she shares also applies to other professional education publications. She’ll introduce you to writers’ guidelines, editorial calendars, thematic issues, timelines for decisions and more, all in an effort to help you navigate the submission process.
The Secrets to Recruiting and Retaining Chapter Members
Since a chapter can never retain 100 percent of its members, it is essential that current members continue to recruit new members. Fortunately, the most effective way to recruit new members is through person-to-person invitations. We will describe the most effective ways to recruit members, as well as how to retain them once they join. Presented by PDK Executive Director Bill Bushaw.
The 7 Most Surprising Findings from the 2012 PDK/Gallup Poll
The 2012 PDK/Gallup poll shows Americans have a number of conflicting and hardening viewpoints in their preferences for managing and investing in schools. Explore this year’s results and gain insights into some of the most surprising findings in this interactive webinar. Poll topics include teacher training and evaluation, closing the achievement gap, school choice, Common Core Standards, bullying, and educating children of illegal immigrants, among others.
Presenter: Bill Bushaw, PDK executive eirector and poll co-director