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Phi Delta Kappa International. Welcome to PDK!. The Professional Association in Education. Introduction. PDK is an education association, professional in nature. Since 1906, PDK has played an influential role in education.

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Phi delta kappa international

Phi Delta Kappa International

Welcome to PDK!

The Professional Association in Education


Introduction
Introduction

  • PDK is an education association, professional in nature.

  • Since 1906, PDK has played an influential role in education.

  • Members are united in the belief that education is essentialto a well-functioning society.

  • This belief is promoted through relationships with other like-minded educators.

  • This collegiality is fostered at individual, chapter, regional, national, & international levels.

  • Governanceis vested in the members & the International Board.


Mission statement
Mission Statement

  • To promote high-quality education, in particular publicly supported education, as essential to the development & maintenance of a democratic way of life. This mission is accomplished through leadership, research, & service in education.


Beliefs
Beliefs

  • PDK believes in publicly supported education.

  • PDK believes that high-quality education for all is essential to the development & maintenance of a democratic way of life.

  • PDK believes in upholding the ethical ideals of leadership, research, & service.

  • PDK believes that leadership should be nurtured & developed.

  • PDK believes that a dynamic organization incorporates the needs of its members, is responsive to the environment & trends, & changes as needed.

  • PDK believes that diversity strengthens our association.


History highlights
History Highlights

  • 1906 – 1st chapter created, Indiana Univ.

  • 1916 – creation of the Phi Delta Kappan

  • 1942 – “white” clause eliminated

  • 1955 – 1st international chapter, Univ. of Toronto

  • 1966 – PDK Educational Foundation created

  • 1974 – Women eligible for membership

  • 1996 – international, associate, & undergraduate student memberships approved


History highlights continued
History Highlights, continued

  • 1999 – changed “fraternity” to “association”

  • 2000 – direct membership option available

  • 2003 – 1st national, professional development conference held in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 2003 – Institutional membership option available

  • 2006 – PDK’s centennial celebration!


Governance
Governance

  • The International Board is the governing body.

  • Officers of the board are elected by the professional membership.

  • Board members consist of: president, president-elect, immediate past president, & regional representatives.

  • Up to three at-large representatives may be appointed by the Board.

  • The association abides by the Constitution & Bylaws of Phi Delta Kappa International.


Regional structure
Regional Structure

  • The association is divided into geographic regions led by a regional representative.

  • Each region has approximately the same number of members.

  • Regions are composed of members, chapters, & elected officers who act to further the mission of the association.

  • Chapters are college, university, & community based.

  • elected chapter/member liaisons serve as the communication link between regional representatives, chapter officers, & members.


Benefits
Benefits

PDK provides its members with:

  • opportunities for professional growth

  • settings for networking & collegiality

  • ways to serve education & their communities!

    Membership also includes many benefits & provides access to discounted services…


Member benefits
Member Benefits

…Such as:

  • The Phi Delta Kappan Journal

  • The PDK Connection Newsletter

  • The PDK Online Archives

  • The PDK Annual Summit on Public Education

  • Professional Development Training Opportunities

  • Publications

  • International Travel Tours


Member benefits continued
Member Benefits, continued

  • Graduate Fellowships in Educational Leadership

  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • Professional Liability, Life, Health, and Auto Insurance

  • PDK Credit Card

  • Membership Directory

    Just to name a few…!


Get involved
Get Involved!

PDK is active in supporting education at a local, regional, and national level. Here are some of the exciting ways your association is involved:

  • The Annual PDK/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

  • The Annual Fundraising Walk for Education

  • The Teacher of the Year Award

  • Future Educators Association Program

  • Public School Forums

  • Educational Foundation


Professional services
Professional Services

PDK supports the education community by offering professional services to all educators, members & non-members alike:

  • Reavis Educational Resource Assistance Program

  • District and School Audits

  • Professional Development Training

  • Topics and Trends E-Bulletin


Today s members
Today’s Members

  • There are approximately 60, 000 members.

  • There are over 600 Chapters across the world.

    Membership consists of all level of educators:

    • administrators and professors

    • public school teachers and university faculty

    • graduate students

    • Other: business/industry/professional staff/retired

  • 94% chapter-affiliated

  • 6% nonchapter-affiliated


About your chapter
About Your Chapter

  • Offers meetings, newsletters, social events, and other services that keep members current on the local issues in education.


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Phi Delta Kappa International

Thank you for Joining PDK!

The Professional Association in Education