Saturday, Sept. 22, 2108 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College Hudson Hall 300 Powell Street Newburgh, NY 12550 Cost: $20.00 per person (includes light brunch) Leadership, Literacy and Leading Trends in Education Name: _____________________________ Email: _____________________________ Telephone: _________________________ Chapter (if applicable): ____________________________________
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DKG - Phi Chapter Send to: Lynn Fargo 24 Grand Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Registration should be received by September 15, 2018 Registration Eastern Area Council Invites Women Educators And Pre-Service Teachers to: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: LEAH EXNER: LEAHLOVESDKG@GMAIL.COM OR ANNMARIE SANTORELLY: ASANTORELLY@OPTIMUM.NET
For further information contact: Leah Exner: firstname.lastname@example.org Annmarie Santorelly: email@example.com REGISTRATION Name: _____________________________ Email: _____________________________ Telephone: _________________________ Chapter (if applicable): _________________________________ Check should be made payable to DKG - Phi Chapter Send to: Lynn Fargo 24 Grand Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Registration should be received by September 15, 2018 Eastern Area Council Invites Women Educators
And Pre-Service Teachers to: Leadership, Literacy and Leading Trends in Education Saturday, Sept. 22, 2108 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mount Saint Mary College Hudson Hall 300 Powell Street Newburgh, NY 12550
Cost: $20.00 per person (includes light brunch)
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 9:00 TO 9:30: REGISTRATION AND BRUNCH 9:30 TO 10:00: KEYNOTE: LEADERSHIP BENEFITS ALL DKG MEMBERS EACH MEMBER MAKES A DIFFERENCE AT CHAPTER AND STATE LEVELS OF THE SOCIETY SPEAKER: DKG PI STATE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY KAREN CRUMLEY 10:15 TO 11:00: WORKSHOP A: GOOGLE DOCS: AN INTRODUCTION TO USING GOOGLE DOCS PRESENTER: DKG PI STATE TREASURER SUZANNE PATRICK WORKSHOP B: A TASTE OF TEACHING ESL AT BE-GINNER AND VARYING LEVELS PRESENTER: MARIAN THOMPSON 11:15 TO 12:00: WORKSHOP A: THE EFFECTS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY EXPOSURE: A 28 DAY INFANCT READING STUDY PRESENTER: DR. DANIELLE LOWE ED.D WORKSHOP B: READING WITH CHILDREN AS A BOOK BUDDY VOLUNTEER PRESENTER: DOROTHY PARIOT 12:15 TO 1:00: JOIN US FOR REFRESHMENTS THANK OUR PRESENTERS CONNECT WITH COLLEAGUES MEET NEW FRIENDS
Editor’s Note Did you know that “the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was founded May 11, 1929, at the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.. Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, member of the faculty of the University of Texas and a former state superintendent of public instruction in Texas, conceived the idea of an organization for women educators. Eleven women educators from Texas, representing various professional positions [and levels] in education, were initiated by Dr. Blanton and Alpha Chapter was installed on June 3, 1929.
The Founders believed that there was need for an organization in which women educators—rural and urban teachers; preschool, elementary, high school, college, and university teachers; librarians; school administrators; supervisors—might be united for efforts toward better professional preparation, recognition of women’s work in the teaching profession, and scholarships for those needing aid in improving their professional preparation.”
The mission of DKG has not changed over almost 90 years! Recognizing and supporting the potential of key women educators with membership in Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is needed just as much today as in 1929. DKG is a professional organization working to “impact education worldwide” bringing changes some may find challenging. Yet, if this 20th century society is to survive in the 21st, it will need to incorporate fresh ideas, modern technologies, newer ways. Be sure to follow what is happening at this year’s constitutional convention on the www.djg,org website under the Resources tab and let your voice be heard in Austin!
Next Meeting Date
Monday, March 19 – Luncheon at Amici’s Restaurant on the corner of 303 & Rt. 59 at 1 p.m. This would be a great time to bring a friend. Socialize and talk about programs, projects and your involvement with Alpha Eta. Why DID you join and what can we do to encourage others? Contact Marge LaPadula 357-6826 and let her know you are coming!
Upcoming DKG Events: Pi Stat and International April 21-22 is the date of the Pi State Spring Executive Board Meeting & Seminars in Latham,NY., “Opportunities to Connect.” Join the many DKG colleagues from around the state, attend breakout sessions (Lochie Musso’s NGO@UN is presenting one on the UN SDGs), hear keynote Lisa Meade, Assistant Superintendent, blog writer, winner of the SANNY middle school principal of the year, take a trip to Talbot’s wonderful discount shop down the block, and more! Go to www.dkgnystate.org to learn more and register. July 16-20 is the date of DKG’s International Convention in Austin, Texas, the home of DKG. Come see the Music Capital of the World, take a tour of DKG headquarters, visit museums, U of Texas, Ladybird Lake and more. Dozens of breakouts and 10-Min. Take-Aways will inform you, keynote speakers Benjamin Zander, conductor & musical director and Nadia Lopez, principal & author will inspire you. Make history in the Society. This is a constitutional convention so you will be able to vote on changes to the society constitution and by-laws. Be sure to read about these potential changes so you can be informed. Help move the organization into the future! Meet with members around the world. Be there for the opening ceremony as each country’s representative presents her national flag. If you have never been to a DKG International event, this might just be the one you don’t want to miss! Learn more at www.dkg.org
CTAUN Conference “Stepping Up to Protect the World’s Children” is the theme of this 19th CTAUN conference at UN headquarters on Friday, April 6. UN and NGO leaders, as well as children themselves will address major challenges and present important initiatives that promote the well-being of children. Educational Excellence awards will be presented to special teachers and the CTAUN Global Citizen Award will be granted to Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, for his outstanding work in education on a global scale. Exceptional Academic Posters by college level students from around the world will be on display also. To learn more and register, go to www.teachun.org Deadline for registration is March 22 so act fast! Officers We wish Co-First Vice-President Mary Ellen Collins much success at her new home in Florida but we will miss her here in Rockland!
This is the year to elect new officers which will take place in May. If you would like to step forward and serve, please let Diane Gasparrini (845-268-7632) know. It is always an honor and fun, too!
Delta kappa Gamma promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
DKG and Insurance
Did you know that the International Society offers many kinds of Insurance? Many members across the nation take advantage of this benefit. Here are some (look on the website for details or call headquarters – 1-888-762-4685):
DKG International has also made available to members a CARE Medical History Bracelet with 3.0 Premium e-Manager Software at a very reasonable rate. Check it out!