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Friday, August 19

  1. page Committees, Amendments, Certification edited ... certificationCERTIFICATION These Bylaws were approved at a regular SDA Business Meeting by a …
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    certificationCERTIFICATION
    These Bylaws were approved at a regular SDA Business Meeting by a two-thirds majority vote on 9.17.2015.

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  2. page Strategists edited ... review and update the SDA membership list, including the electronic mailing list monitor acti…
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    review and update the SDA membership list, including the electronic mailing list
    monitor activity on the SDA electronic mailing list (with chair)
    keep SDA Google Site updated
    attend ESUCC/NDE collaborative meetings (with chair)
    4.4.4 Reporter
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    provide strategist meeting reports at SDA business meetings
    coordinate mentoring of new SDA members (with representative)
    serve on the ESUPDO planning committee
    4.4.5 Representative
    coordinate mentoring of new SDA members (with reporter)
    serve as the SDA NWEA lead consultant
    4.5 Strategist Selection
    The strategists shall annually appoint a new member to the representative position according to the criteria outlined in Appendix D. Once acceptance of a strategist appointment is secured, the chair shall communicate the selection to the membership on or before the last SDA business meeting of the year. The newly-appointed strategist's term shall commence following the last business meeting.
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Friday, June 10

  1. msg Updated Mission and Belief Statements May 2016 message posted Updated Mission and Belief Statements May 2016 Updated Mission and Belief Statements May 2016
    Updated Mission and Belief Statements May 2016
    Updated Mission and Belief Statements May 2016
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  2. page Name and Purpose edited ... Section 1 — Name: The name of the organization is ESUPDO Staff Development Affiliate (SDA). SD…
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    Section 1 — Name: The name of the organization is ESUPDO Staff Development Affiliate (SDA). SDA is a branch of the Professional Development Organization (PDO) of Educational Service Units (ESUs), the education service agencies in the State of Nebraska.
    Section 2 — Purpose: The purpose of SDA is to support school improvement efforts of Nebraska’s school districts and to provide professional development for school district personnel, primarily in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership in order to improve student learning. SDA collaborates with other ESUPDO Affiliates and the Nebraska Department of Education to support statewide educational initiatives.
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    and professionalism.
    Section 4 — Belief Statements:
    We believe
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    Section 4 — Belief Statements:
    We believe
    Every student is deserving of a high quality education that encouragesLeadership opportunities within the affiliate empower and supports lifelong learning.
    Professional development is founded on standards of excellence. (Learning Forward Standards for Staff Development)
    The work
    inspire members to which we aspire embraces service, collaboration, best practice,build confidence and diversity.capacity.
    Professionalism, reflected in affiliate words and actions, strengthens integrity and trust.
    Collaboration leads to purposeful dialogue and action within the affiliate, instilling unity and a sense of belonging.

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  4. page Name and Purpose edited ... Section 1 — Name: The name of the organization is ESUPDO Staff Development Affiliate (SDA). SD…
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    Section 1 — Name: The name of the organization is ESUPDO Staff Development Affiliate (SDA). SDA is a branch of the Professional Development Organization (PDO) of Educational Service Units (ESUs), the education service agencies in the State of Nebraska.
    Section 2 — Purpose: The purpose of SDA is to support school improvement efforts of Nebraska’s school districts and to provide professional development for school district personnel, primarily in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership in order to improve student learning. SDA collaborates with other ESUPDO Affiliates and the Nebraska Department of Education to support statewide educational initiatives.
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    is to positively impact learning through statewide collaboration, leadership, best practices, and shared expertise.professionalism.
    Section 4 — Belief Statements:
    We believe
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Thursday, March 17

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    Section 2 — Changes to Appendices: Changes to the Appendices, which reflect practices rather than governing procedures, may occur through a simple majority vote during an SDA Business Meeting.
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    vote on 5/3/2012. 9.17.2015.

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Monday, February 15

  1. page Appendices edited ... Geographic balance EAppendix E — Networking: Information-sharing occurs through these primary…
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    Geographic balance
    EAppendix E — Networking: Information-sharing occurs through these primary channels:
    SDA listserv:electronic mailing list: esusda@lists.k12.ne.us. Subscribing to this listserv can be completed online: lists.k12.ne.us/mailman/listinfo. Members can sharesubscribe by accessing the webiste (http://lists.k12.ne.us/wws/info/esusda) or by contacting the ESUCC executive assistant. The SDA electronic mailing list is primarily used to communicate information withof importance to the membership and as well asa venue in which to post requests for assistance.questions.
    ESUPDO website: esupdo.org. Members must request an account through the website in order to register online for statewide meetings and trainings and to access resources.
    myElearning.org website (unique web addresses exist per ESU domain). This website serves as a repository of collaborative SDA work.
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    Outcomes: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.
    HAppendix H — Member Recognition:
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    acknowledges retiring and exiting members at a year-end celebration.members.
    The SDA chair isand any non-returning members are recognized by members.
    Appendix I - New Member Mentoring Program
    Prior to
    the strategists, on behalf offirst regular SDA Business Meeting, new members are assigned mentors from the membership, duringcurrent membership. In order to encourage networking, mentors are not from the same celebration event.ESU as the new members to whom they are assigned. The reporter and representative serve as coordinators.
    IAppendix IJ — Governance
    2015-2016
    Past Chair: Denise O'Brien
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    Section 1 — Committee formation: Ad hoc committees are created as needed. The chair appoints all committee chairs, if warranted. Committees may be dissolved once the specified task of the committee has been completed.
    article6ARTICLE VI — AMENDMENTS
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    the next regular strategist meeting
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    those present (including electronically) in order
    Section 2 — Changes to Appendices: Changes to the Appendices, which reflect practices rather than governing procedures, may occur through a simple majority vote during an SDA Business Meeting.
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    coordinate mentoring of new SDA members (with representative)
    4.4.5 Representative
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    (with reporter)
    The recorder shall
    record minutes at SDA Business Meetings
    post SDA Minutes to the ESUPDO website
    review and update the SDA membership list (with chair)
    affirm the accuracy of the SDA listserve and coordinate changes with the network administrator (with chair)
    review and update the SDA electronic mailing list
    monitor posts to the SDA electronic mailing list (with chair)
    coordinate retirements/resignations end-of-year recognition
    attend ESUCC planning meetings, as requested

    4.5 Strategist Selection
    The strategists shall annually appoint a new member to the representative position according to the criteria outlined in Appendix D. Once acceptance of a strategist appointment is secured, the chair shall communicate the selection to the membership on or before the last SDA business meeting of the year. The newly-appointed strategist's term shall commence following the last business meeting.
    Section 7 — Vacancies: When4.6 Vacancies
    In the event
    a strategist vacancy exists due to attrition,should occur in a strategist position, the strategists shall appointdetermine the best approach to addressing the vacancy, including
    appoint
    a replacement accordingmember to the criteria outlined in Appendix C. Appointedrepresentative position with the current strategists start atadvancing their positions accordingly
    appoint a member to fill
    the entry-levelvacated position (strategist 2), while existingfor either the balance of the term or as a replacement for the position
    leave the position vacant with the remaining
    strategists advance their rotations accordingly. Thetemporarily assuming the responsibilities for the balance of the term.
    The
    chair shall
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