December 2016
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From the Desk of Melissa Chrisman
Happy Holidays from KDP HQ! We appreciate all of your hard work over the semester and are already looking forward to what your chapter will do next year! Be sure to submit your Semester Celebration so that we can highlight your chapter and keep up with what you are doing.

Most of all, we hope you enjoy a wonderful and restful time away from school!
Sigma Tau Chapter
Chapter Highlight – NE
Mount St. Mary College’s Sigma Tau Chapter has a wide array of events that appeal to members of all interests and levels, from “Color and Relax” events to Smart Board trainings. Their active social media accounts keep members and alumni up-to-date with the events. The ACE-award winning Chapter’s literacy event recently garnered attention from the local media and was featured on the front page of the newspaper!
Officer Certificates
Officer Certificates – Don’t Miss Out!
You received this email because you are listed as a chapter officer. Make sure all your chapter officers receive this message as well. All current officers will receive a Certificate of Recognition later this month and have access to chapter management tools. So update your chapter officers today to keep them in the loop and give them the recognition they deserve.
Student Teaching
Balance Student Teaching and Job Searching
Are you getting ready to begin student teaching and then graduate next semester? That will involve a lot of planning, but have you considered that you also will be looking for a teaching position at the same time? The KDP webinar “Balancing Student Teaching and Job Searching” will help you be prepared for the job search.
Literacy Alive
Literacy Alive!
Kappa Delta Pi’s signature service project, Literacy Alive! is ready to begin its next chapter! In the upcoming year, we will be asking chapters to take a serious look at their LA programs to see how they can make the greatest impact in their communities. See our new Program Guide for how these changes will affect your project.
Shout Out Time
KDP Chapter Shout Out Time!
Time to let us celebrate you! Tell us about your best chapter event or meeting this fall and include a picture, and your chapter may be featured on the KDP website or on social media. What challenges are you going to tackle for next semester? Feel free to share these, too. The Semester Celebration Report takes just minutes to complete. Don’t delay, submit today!
On the Move
On the Move?
Graduating, transferring, or starting a new job? If you are a KDP member on the move, be sure to update all of your contact information, including email, to ensure that your benefits make it to you! Simply log in to KDP or call Headquarters at 800-284-3167 to update.
December 15
Fall Semester Celebration Report Due
Classroom Teacher Grant Recipients Announced
December 21 – January 2
KDP Headquarters closed for the holidays, reopening January 3
January 17
Webinar: How to Prepare Your Students for Testing – Learn More or Register
January 21
iLead Workshop, Winona, MN
Member Register or Non-Member Registration

English Language Learners Workshop – Glassboro, NJ Member Register or Non-Member Registration
January 24
Webinar: Wake Up! Classroom Management Advice for New Teachers – Learn More or Register
January 25
Virtual Initiation Ceremony for Professional Members who join directly through KDP Headquarters - RSVP
January 31
Webinar: How to Work Effectively With Paraprofessionals – Learn More or Register