Alpha Delta Kappa Builds Educational Excellence, Altruism
and World Understanding Through Fellowship

 
Why Become a Member? Membership Benefits

  • Friendship, support and association with professional peers
  • Honor and recognition of professional achievement
  • Professional and personal growth and development opportunities
  • Informative publications and peer-reviewed publication opportunities
  • Leadership development opportunities and training
  • Extensive members-only website
  • Scholarship and travel opportunities
  • Group insurance programs

Membership, which is honorary and based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. But, perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha Delta Kappa provides is the opportunity to make a difference. Around the world, Alpha Delta Kappa members combine their energies and talents to enrich their lives and the lives of others through thousands of heartwarming, community-based altruistic projects.

In the past two years alone, Alpha Delta Kappa members have given nearly 12 million dollars in monetary and other gifts, nearly 2 million dollars in scholarships and have provided more than 2 million hours of volunteer service to their communities.  Opportunities for professional and personal networking abound in Alpha Delta Kappa.  From state/provincial/national conventions and regional conferences every even-numbered year to International conventions every odd-numbered year, talented women educators gather to share ideas, fellowship, recognition and support.  Alpha Delta Kappa conferences and conventions feature informative and inspirational seminars by some of the most effective and renowned speakers today.

More than 29,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa — opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, for personal and professional growth and for collectively channeling their energies toward the good of their schools, communities, the teaching profession and the world.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Alpha Delta Kappa has more than 1,200 chapters located in towns and cities in every state in the U.S., and around the world in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

AΔK Announcements

2018-2019 International World Understanding Project Ballot

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Help Choose the 2018-2019 International World Understanding Project

The International World Understanding Committee has developed a procedure to select a World Understanding project. That procedure provides for chapters and S/P/Ns to submit proposals for consideration by the membership.

The World Understanding committee evaluated each proposal submitted by the deadline. Three projects (below) were selected; you may choose one. ONLY ONE VOTE PER MEMBER. Here are the three ways you may vote:
1. At your Regional Conference.
2. At AlphaDeltaKappa.org between June 1 and August 1, 2018. Click here for the online ballot. 
3. By mail. Check one of the boxes, download/print this ballot and send it to Alpha Delta Kappa International Headquarters, 1615 West 92nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64114. It must be postmarked by August 1, 2018.

Alpha Delta Kappa members will choose which of these deserving projects we will support. Funds will be donated to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation this fall, winter and spring. The chosen organization will receive the funds at the 2019 International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The target amount for all three projects is $50,000.

The Three Projects are:

PROJECT C.H.E.A.R.
Making a Children’s Home with Education and Agriculture a Reality in Tanzania

Project CHEAR’s goal is to build a solar powered 40-bed children’s home and small school to meet all basic needs of orphaned, abused, and extremely impoverished children in Babati, Tanzania. Literacy skills will be taught in our classrooms to underachieving and illiterate children living at the children’s home and within the community. Successful achievement will allow integration into the government’s formal education program. Establishing an agricultural area containing gardens, orchards, and livestock will promote life-skills and long-term self-sustainability. This pioneer project will be the only one of its kind in a region of 1.3 million people. HarambeeFoundation.org

Project Sewing Seeds of Hope

Sewing Seeds of Hope will provide destitute teens and women in the poor hillside village of Mahanaim, South India, with the critical skills, emotional, economic, and social support and self-confidence to support their families and transform their lives for generations to come, breaking the desperate cycle of poverty. The Alpha Delta Kappa World Understanding Project will make possible a modern permanent facility, the Mahanaim Vocational Training and Community Center, where 40 villagers, including girls, women, and differently-abled persons, will learn sewing, knitting, embroidery, tailoring, mat weaving, and basket-making skills, and develop a sustainable market for their products – resulting in new productive lives. BethaniaKids.org

Project TEACH TOO

TEACH TOO requests grant funds to construct transitional housing for 48 older teens to enable them to finish their education and learn an occupation. According to Haitian law, children residing in licensed orphanages cannot remain after the age of eighteen. As a result, older students have had to leave the Imagine Missions orphanage without the skills or abilities required to be independent and successful. Transitional housing with occupancy limited to two years or less enables these students to finish their most important goal—completing their education. Imagine Missions will mentor these students and assist them throughout this process. ImagineMissions.org

Click here for the online ballot
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2019 Educational Symposium Application

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2019 Educational Symposium Application

Application must be submittted by September 1, 2018

Submit online

Educational Symposium Sessions take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the 2019 International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Applicants will be notified by October 1, 2018 of their acceptance. If selected, send a head shot photo electronically to Bev Card bmwcard@gmail.com to use during the opening session by November 1, 2018.

Guidelines:
• Presenters must be registered for the International Convention
• Workshops will be 60 minutes
• Room set-up will be theater
• Internet will NOT be provided
• Bring laptop, LCD projector, screen, and extension cord or rent from hotel
• Microphones will be provided for sessions with 50+ in attendance
• Handouts and/or workshop syllabus must be sent to Kristin Banks at kbanks@alphadeltakappa.org by April 30, 2019 for placement on our website; 
  participants will bring needed handouts with them
• Etc. See application for more information.

 
For additional information contact:
Bev Card
bmwcard@gmail.com
703-200-6652

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2019-2021 International Candidates

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2019-2021 International Candidates

Applications for International Office are now available.

2019-2021 International Candidates

Download Cover Letter to Candidates 

The official application form must be submitted.  

It can be submitted as an online form

It can be downloaded as:
A PDF 
A Microsoft Word document 
A Rich Text Format file, which can be used with Text Edit for the Mac

The Signature Form can be downloaded as:
A PDF 
A Microsoft Word document 
A Rich Text Format file, which can be used with Text Edit for the Mac 

Information must be limited to the space provided. Please type in the Times new Roman font – size 9 point.

Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Candidates must email their application with the online candidate’s form on or before November 1, 2018 to Chairman Ginger Modla at gbmodla@gmail.com. Candidate information and photo will be printed in the April 2019 KAPPAN.

A candidate is not permitted to change the office for which she has applied.

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Do you have Fund Development Experience?

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Do you have Fund Development Experience?

We need YOU for the 2019 International Convention!

Please contact Meeting Coordinator Annie Griffin, agriffin@alphadeltakappa.org

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Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Sue Pelchat

Posted On Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Sue Pelchat

Listen to the Podcasts from 2017-2019 International President Susan Pelchat

"The Heat is on" - July Podcast

More Podcasts here

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