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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 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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    Stressed Leaders Retreat

    In this episode, we talk to Dan Stecken, superintendent of Seneca Twp HSD #160. Dan has organized a new opportunity to help school leaders avoid burnout, the Stressed Leaders Retreat. Learn about what the event entails, when it is and how it can rejuvenate you professionally. Click Here to listen. 


    podcastAcademic Growth in Schiller Park SD #81

    In 2023, NWEA released a study that describes high-quality teaching practices in place in Schiller Park SD #81. In this episode of the IASA Podcast, we speak to Schiller Park's Superintendent, Dr. Kimberly Boryszewski, about instructional strategies that are driving student improvement. Click Here to listen. 



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  • News and Announcements

    March Issue of Leadership Matters Now Available

    The March issue of IASA's award-winning magazine, Leadership Matters, is now available. This month's cover story is on Elevating Literacy in Illinois. Other stories this issue include Elevating Education, Conference Showcase and professional development opportunities. Click here to login to the IASA website to view this month's issue. 

    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. 

    Submit Breakout Session Proposal

    We're counting on your support to ensure this year's conference is the best yet! If you have a groundbreaking program or exemplary practices to share with fellow attendees during a breakout session at IASA's 60th Annual Conference, we urge you to submit your proposal now! The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 7, 2024. Click Here to learn more. 

    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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Maximum educational success for all students.