• IASA Webinars 

    Spotlights LiteracyOptimizing Students Practice of Essential Skills (upcoming)

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

    Legal WorkshopsIASA Legal Workshops (Members Only)

    IASA's Legal Workshop series returns with 12 online sessions featuring experienced school attorneys sharing insights. In need of professional development hours? We have you covered. IASA is now offering 2 PD hours per session for participants who complete the workshop.The legal workshop series begins February 22 and continues through April 30. Join us for the opportunity to gain a better understanding on important topics and ask questions to school attorneys. Click Here to register. 

    Linking Academic Success to School Safety (recording)

    spotlights school safetyIASA once again turned the spotlight on school safety in this webinar focused on what to do after spotting concerning behaviors in schools. It's easy to notice these behaviors, but the real work is in handling them effectively and using what we know to make schools safer and better for learning. Click Here to Watch. 


  • Recent IASA Podcasts

    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. 


    IASA PodcastSchool Level Finance Survey 

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education expanded school-level reporting requirements by mandating that all states participate in the School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS). In this episode, we talk to Luke Corry at ISBE about everything superintendents and school business officials need to know about the new financial reporting requirement. Click Here to listen. 


    IASA Podcast IASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy

    In this episode, we go behind the curtain of IASA's Aspiring Superintendent Academy. Hear from two graduates - Dr. Tiffany Brunson and Travis Titsworth - about how the experience helped them make the transition to the superintendency. Also, Dr. Nick Polyak breaks down what participants can expect and explains how the academy aims to demystify the superintendency. Click Here to listen. 



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  • News and Announcements

    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. 

    Improve Your Advocacy Skills at IASA/IASBO Academy

    Join Madeline McCune, Dir./Government Relations, IASA/Illinois ASBO and Emily Warnecke, Dir. Public Relations/Deputy Dir. Governmental Relations, IASA/Illinois ASBO on March 5, in Springfield for the 2024 Communicating and Lobbying with Legislators administrators academy. Click Here to learn more and register. 

    Dr. Genevra Walters Named 2024 Illinois Superintendent of the Year

    Dr. Genevra Walters, superintendent of Kankakee SD #111, has been named the 2024 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators. The award was presented Sunday (November 19) during the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago co-sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) and IASA. Nominees are judged on the following criteria: academic achievement, preparing students for the future, social-emotional support, teaching and instruction and leadership. Click Here to Read the Announcement.








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