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  • IASA Webinars 

    Spotlights LiteracyAchieving a Summer Boost: Optimizing Students Practice of Essential Skills (Recording)

    IASA once again turned the spotlight on literacy with a webinar featuring Dr. Gene Kerns, Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance. The title of the webinar is "Achieving a Summer Boost: Optimizing Students' Practice of Essential Skills. The focus was on how academic recovery is continuing, but gaps persist, and we need to maximize every opportunity for growth, including the summer months. This webinar built on the continued partnership of IASA and Renaissance's “Keep Illinois Learning” initiative for Summer 2024. Click Here to view recording. 

    Legal WorkshopsIASA Legal Workshops (Members Only)

    Looking to register for an upcoming legal workshop or watch a recording of a past session? Click Here to visit IASA's Legal Services page. Since legal workshops are part of your IASA membership benefits, you will need to login to access the materials. 

    Illinois Comprehensive Literacy Plan (recording)

    Spotlights LiteracyIASA once again turned the spotlight on literacy with a webinar on the Illinois State Board of Education's Comprehensive Literacy Plan. The one-hour session was led by Kristen Parr, Project Lead for Standards & Instruction, at ISBE. Click Here to view recording. Click Here to view slides from presentation. 

     

  • Recent IASA Podcasts

    IASA Podcast

    CEO Programs in High Schools

    Looking for a new way to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for students in your district? In this episode, we talk to Curt Nettles, superintendent of Clinton CUSD #15, about the CEO program. Curt shares how the program works, if there's a cost for districts and the benefits for students. Click Here to listen.   

    IASA Podcast

    Locking Up Phones During the School Day

    Last March, Flossmoor SD #161 purchased Yondr bags to streamline the process of having students lock up their phone during the school day. In this episode of the IASA Podcast, Superintendent Dr. Dana Smith shares why he implemented the ban at the Junior High, how it's went so far and the impact he's noticed on student learning and engagement. Click Here to listen. 

    IASA PodcastSchool Leader Evaluation Plan 

    Questions about the School Leader Evaluation Plan? In this episode, Dr. Jason Leahy, IPA Executive Director, and Dr. Kay Dugan, an evaluator trainer, discuss the ins and outs of the assistant principal and principal evaluator program. Plus, Dr. Jill Griffin, superintendent of Bethalto CUSD #8, shares how the pilot program is going in her district. Click Here to listen.  

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    Cahokia CUSD #187 Receives Federal TSL Grant

    In this episode, we highlight Cahokia CUSD #187. The district is set to embark on a potentially transformational journey after receiving a multi-million dollar federal grant. The program provides federal support for high-need districts to implement, improve or expand their human-resources system, which must include a performance-based compensation system. Click Here to listen. 

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  • News and Announcements

    Did You Know? IASA Can Come to You

    IASA is proud to offer a full slate of professional development opportunities that can be brought directly to your district or region. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable practitioners can come to you to lead administrator academies and workshops that can benefit school administrators, principals, teachers and school board members. Click Here to learn more about how we can tailor professional development to fit your district's needs. Spots are filling up so do not wait.

    Apply for Director of Academic Empowerment

    IASA has extended the application deadline for Director of Academic Empowerment, a new position that will provide support and services to superintendents in districts needing academic improvements, particularly in districts with high concentrations of minority and/or rural poverty students. Candidates for the Director of Academic Empowerment should have experience with either high minority student populations, rural poverty, or both. The deadline to apply is now June 6. Click Here to apply. 

    Safe School ID Vendor Portal Open

    Has your district added another layer of security by enrolling in Safe School ID? If so, now is the time to notify vendors that the online portal they use to initiate a background check and receive a badge that provides them clearance on school grounds is now open.

    Registration Open for New Superintendents Conference

    The IASA New Superintendents Conference is the perfect opportunity to connect with other first-year superintendents, gather vital information and build a support network for your first year on the job. Click Here to learn more about the conference and register. 

    9th Annual Summer Learning Partnership

    As summer approaches, IASA and Renaissance are excited to partner together for the 9th Annual Keep Illinois Learning campaign. As part of the initiative, participating districts/schools can give their students summertime access to myON (reading) and Freckle (math) practice programs to support continued summer learning. The cost is $1 per student and includes both reading and math solutions. Programs include data to monitor engagement and growth as well as professional development to implement with fidelity. Click Here to learn more. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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