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Alpha Zeta Epsilon Chapter Thomas Edison State College Member Interest Session August 2010.

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1 Alpha Zeta Epsilon Chapter Thomas Edison State College Member Interest Session August 2010

2 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education   

3 Our Membership 40,000 members worldwide40,000 members worldwide Almost 600 chapters in North AmericaAlmost 600 chapters in North America Top 20% of educators in the countryTop 20% of educators in the country Educators in all stages of their careersEducators in all stages of their careers –students, novice and practicing teachers, administrators, collegiate professors, and retirees What is Kappa Delta Pi?

4 Ideals MISSION: To sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.MISSION: To sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service. VISION: Helping committed educators be leaders in improving education for a global citizenship.VISION: Helping committed educators be leaders in improving education for a global citizenship. Founding ideals: science, service, toil, and fidelity to humanityFounding ideals: science, service, toil, and fidelity to humanity What is Kappa Delta Pi?

5 Founded by the University of Illinois Education Club Founded by the University of Illinois Education Club The Laureate Chapter was created to recognize exceptional living educators. There are only 60 living members at one time The Laureate Chapter was created to recognize exceptional living educators. There are only 60 living members at one time. –John Dewey was the first member –Other members include Jean Piaget, Howard Gardner, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfie Kohn, Nel Noddings, and Albert Einstein History

6 1980 – The Educational Foundation established1980 – The Educational Foundation established First international chapter installed in Canada First international chapter installed in Canada First community college chapter installed First community college chapter installed 2007 – First online university chapter installed2007 – First online university chapter installed 2011 – Centennial Celebration, 100 yrs. of KDP2011 – Centennial Celebration, 100 yrs. of KDP What is Kappa Delta Pi? History, continued

7 What can KDP do for You? Recognition for your achievementsRecognition for your achievements Networking with educators across the countryNetworking with educators across the country Local and national leadership opportunitiesLocal and national leadership opportunities Teaching resourcesTeaching resources Scholarships and grants to support your educational endeavorsScholarships and grants to support your educational endeavors Member-only discounts on products andMember-only discounts on products and services National Benefits As a member, you belong to an international network of the world’s finest educators!

8 Quarterly Publications What can KDP do for You? New Teacher Advocate receive free your 1st year of membership for undergraduatesreceive free your 1st year of membership for undergraduates a great resource for beginning teachersa great resource for beginning teachers Kappa Delta Pi Record useful classroom ideas for practicing educatorsuseful classroom ideas for practicing educators free to members, beginning with the second year of membership for undergraduates, or first year for graduates and professionalsfree to members, beginning with the second year of membership for undergraduates, or first year for graduates and professionals The Educational Forum research-based articles on important educational issuesresearch-based articles on important educational issues only $22/year for membersonly $22/year for members For sample articles, or to learn how to publish in any of these journals, visit the Publications section at

9 What can KDP do for You? Professional Development Opportunities You can download presentations from educational experts and others! Connect with a large network of peers, experienced teachers, and renowned educators at KDP conferences Connect with a large network of peers, experienced teachers, and renowned educators at KDP conferences. TUNE IN FOR TIPS: Get inspired on your time. Just visit the resource section at and download a podcast from a leading educational expert.

10 What can KDP do for You? Professional Development Opportunities, con’t. 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 48th biennial Convocation in November Other professional development opportunities will be made available based on member interest, such as administrative career panels and workshops.

11 Discount professional liability, student teaching, medical, auto, and life insurance 15% off Choice Hotels 10% off ClassroomDirect.com teacher supplies 15% off flowers.com 15% off at Jo-Ann Fabric stores Up to 20% off National Car Rental Up to 10% off Alamo Car Rental 10% off at Half Price Books What can KDP do for You? Commercial Discounts Save money through:

12 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. To the fulfillment of these objectives, we pledge our efforts and our faith.

13 Counselor – Dr. Adrian Zappala President – Open Opportunity Vice-President – Open Opportunity Secretary – Open Opportunity Treasurer – Open Opportunity AZE Chapter Officers

14 Executive Committee – All officers Membership Committee – Membership Chair Program Committee – Vice-President Budget Committee – Treasurer Membership in the last 3 committees is open to all chapter members AZE Chapter Four Committees

15 Enrolled in Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program or in Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership programEnrolled in Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Program or in Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership program 6 Completed Credits in EDL at TESC6 Completed Credits in EDL at TESC Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higherCumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher AZE Chapter Membership Criteria

16 AZE Chapter Determine your eligibility Complete online form and submit membership dues Plan to attend member initiation To join...

17 Date: Friday September 24, 2010 Time: 6:00 pm Location: Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey AZE Chapter Initiation

18 We are pleased to have you join the Chapter We hope you will consider getting involved ____________________________________ May we answer your questions? Please contact AZE Chapter Summary

19   K a p p a D e l t a P I International Honor Society in Education


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