by Rachel Tyler, Chapter President
Being a member of Kappa Delta Pi is an amazing accomplishment and it is even better that you are a part of the Alpha Epsilon Sigma chapter here at Western Governors University.
As fully-fledged members of KDP, we have access to many member benefits as undergraduate and graduate students, as well as on the professional level.
Kappa Delta Pi provides us with career and leadership development resources. Recently KDP partnered with Educator Learning Network. ELN provides us with learning opportunities that will help grow your professional competencies. The courses are discounted for members and sometimes even free! The current courses include Classroom Management Basics, Data Literacy for Teaching, and Educator Wellness. New courses are added often. To access your courses log in to your Kappa Delta Pi profile, look under my Engagement and click “Enroll in Educator Learning Network Courses.” You also have access to a free e-portfolio to track and share your professional development with employers. Your e-portfolio can be found under My Account and click “My ePortfolio”.
As a member you have the opportunity to attend webinars, podcasts, and plenty of face-to-face professional development held across the country. Don’t forget to attend Convocation. It is held yearly. You may also submit a proposal to present at one of the workshops or Convo.
As an undergraduate student you will have a free subscription to New Teacher Advocate, and Kappa Delta Pi Record as a graduate student. Members receive monthly e-newsletter, access to archived KDP publications you can use for your research, and downloadable teacher resources. Kappa Delta Pi offers classroom teacher grants and scholarships. Classroom grants are $150 and scholarships range from $250 to $3,500.
As members you will have lifetime access to great member discounts including professional liability insurance, life and auto insurance, health and disability insurance, and international travel/medical coverage.
Kappa Delta Pi wants to recognize all the hard work their members put into their education and professional careers. As a student don’t forget to wear your KDP stole and honor cords at commencement. KDP also honors teachers with the Teacher of Honor recognition.
Being a part of KDP is a great achievement and has awesome benefits. Don’t forget to be an active member of our Alpha Epsilon Sigma family. Attend bi-monthly professional development meetings, and be a part of our committees, including the new service initiation Celebration of Teaching.
Don’t forget to stay an active member by paying your dues so you can continue to receive all the benefits of Kappa Delta Pi.
We are so excited to have all of you a part of Kappa Delta Pi – Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chapter.
To see all benefits, click here http://www.kdp.org/membership/pdf/MemberBenefits.pdf