Advocacy Workshop and Resources for 2017


 IOWA ASCD AGENDA:  Impacting Learning "On the Hill"

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

8:00 - 4:00 with Continental Breakfast and Networking at 7:30

Morning at the Downtown Marriott and Afternoon "On the Hill



7:30-8:00    Continental Breakfast and Networking


8:00-8:15    Welcome (Iowa ASCD President Pam Ziegler)


8:15-9:00    Dr. Ryan Wise - Iowa Director of Education


9:00-10:30    Margaret Buckton - Lobbyist - Iowa School Finance Information Services



10:30-10:45    Break  


10:45-11:15    Dr. Elaine Bright-Smith - Making Meetings Meaningful - Creating Our Message


  • Dr. Randal Peters and Allen Eckelman - Leadership in Legislative Advocacy 2017 (LILA)


  • Iowa ASCD Legislative Committee - Legislative Agenda 2017

    • Preparation and Process


11:15-12:30    Dr. Susan Pecinovsky - Making Meetings Meaningful - Personalizing Our




12:30-1:00    Preparation for “on the Hill” (Working lunch)


  • Finalizing Your Ask


1:00-1:20    Trip to Capitol


1:20-3:00     Education Committees - Room 304 - Capitol Building


  • House Education Committees - 1:20-2:05

  • Senate Education Committee - 2:10-2:55


3:00-4:00    Participants Meet with Their Iowa Legislators  


3:45-4:00    Meet on First Floor (Table Area) and Debrief Our Visit


4:00-           Shuttle back to Marriott Hotel




Tools for Advocacy:

  • ASCD Educator Advocates:  Sign up today for Educator Advocates from ASCD!  Stay informed about the education policy and politics that affect your day-to-day work.
  • Iowa ASCD Rubric for Advocacy:  This rubric allows you to identify your level of skill and knowledge as well as practices in advocacy.