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Community in Action
A Call for Nominations
Do you know a forward-thinking ASCD member with a passion to
make a difference? Perhaps this person is you! ASCD seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds for governance positions. The
Nominations Committee will select candidates from among this
group next March for inclusion on the slate for the 2010 elections.
Elected leaders have the responsibility of ensuring that programs,
products, and services focus on the success of all learners and that
ASCD uses its resources wisely to promote the association’s values.
Consider nominating yourself or encouraging potential candidates
to submit nomination forms. Complete the nomination form online
at www.ascd.org/nominations or contact Becky DeRigge at
email@example.com for a print version.
Board of Directors Proposes Changes
At its July 2009 meeting, ASCD’s Board of Directors
voted to send ASCD members a ballot on a series of
proposed constitution changes recommended by
ASCD’s Constitutional Review Committee. These
proposed changes include revisions related to the use
of the brand “ASCD,” a balance between Leadership
Council-elected and general membership–elected
Board of Directors positions, and the appointment of
the Nominations Committee, among other technical
revisions. The ballot, along with a copy of the current
constitution and rationales for the changes, will be
mailed in December 2009.
The 2009 General Membership Election
And the Winners Are…
Eligible ASCD members will receive a 2009 ballot in
the September issue of Education Update. Voters will
elect the President-Elect as well as members of the
Board of Directors and members-at-large of the Leadership Council. You must sign and date your ballot for
compliance with Virginia code. Unsigned, undated ballots are not valid. Mail your
Several ASCD publications recently
earned recognition from well-known
completed ballot (postage-paid) by November 16, 2009. You may also vote
online by going to http://my.ascd.org and entering your member ID and
password. For additional information on the President-Elect candidates,
go to www.ascd.org/candidatesforum.
The 21st Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) honored ASCD
Express, ASCD’s monthly e-mail
newsletter, with an APEX Grand
Award, the highest recognition in the
competition. APEX conferred only 100
Grand Awards from almost 4,000
The following four publications won
APEX’s Award of Excellence:
Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the
Age of Globalization. (2009). By Yong Zhao. Stock No.
109076. Price: $20.95 (member); $26.95
In the category Magazines and
Journals, Overall Excellence:
Educational Leadership’s December 2008/
January 2009 issue (“Data: Now
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That
Works. (2007). By Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R.
Hubbell, Matt Kuhn, and Kim Malenoski. Stock
In the category Books,
Outstanding Cover Design: Habits of
Mind Across the Curriculum.
No. 107025. Price: $21.95 (member); $27.95
In the category Annual Reports,
Web and Electronic: ASCD’s 2008
Annual Report and Timeline.
21st Century Skills: Promoting Creativity and
Innovation in the Classroom DVD. (2009). One
15-minute video and accompanying professional development tools. Stock No. 609096.
Price: $29 (member); $39 (nonmember).
In the category Meeting and Event
Materials: the 2009 Annual Conference
Learning to Think. . . Thinking to Learn: The
Pathway to Achievement DVD. (2007). One 90-
minute DVD with a comprehensive 215-page
User Guide. Stock No. 607087. Price: $429
(member); $539 (nonmember).
ASCD also won three awards from
the former Society of National Association Publications (SNAP), now known
as Association Media and Publishing
In the category of special publica-
tions: ASCD’s 2007 Annual Report won
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