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The Illinois Association of School Administrators is the state's premier advocacy organization for public school superintendents. This podcast tackles the most important issues facing public education in Illinois and provides knowledge and insight from experts about how to run the best school district possible. Our podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.

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In this episode, Dr. Jeff Stawick, superintendent of CCSD #146, shares how is district is utilizing its Strategic Dashboard, powered by the ECRA Group, to not only tell the district's story to the community, but also be the main tool the district uses to measure progress toward the goals listed in its strategic plan.  Our podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
Oak Lawn-Hometown SD #123 Superintendent Dr. Paul Enderle shares the steps his school district is taking to increase the engagement of culturally diverse families in his district. This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
Summer Programming

Summer Programming

2019-06-1200:17:36

Summer is here but that doesn't mean learning has to stop. In this episode, we speak to Dr. Nicole Howard, assistant superintendent for Academics and Student and Family Services at  Proviso Township High Schools District # 209, to learn how their district expanded its summer programming for students. Our podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.   
In a follow up to our ESSA and Strategic Dashboard academies, IASA is offering a new academy titled Evidence-Based Leadership: Using Data to Drive Immediate and Lasting Improvements, presented by Dr. Don White and Dr. Rich Voltz. In this episode, we  interview superintendents Dr. Tim Arnold, superintendent of Center Cass SD #66, and Shane Gordon, superintendent of Bluford Unit School District #318, to learn how they benefited from the academy. This academy is scheduled for August 7 in Pontiac. You can register here. It is also being offered September 17 in Charleston. You can register here. If you are interested in scheduling the academy in your region contact IASA at 217-753-2213 or email Melissa Arney at marney@iasaedu.org. Our podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
Dr. David Moyer, superintendent of Elmhurst CU #205, shares with IASA how his district is tapping into the creativity of his staff to drive student learning and think about how education needs to evolve to fit the needs of a changing economy.  This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
Dr. Jason Helfer, deputy superintendent for teaching and learning at ISBE, has studied the teacher shortage extensively in Illinois. In this episode, IASA speaks to Helfer about how ISBE is addressing the teacher shortage. The conversation also focuses on where things stand with the basic skills test, alternative licensure and other factors contributing to the problem. This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
IASA spoke with new Illinois State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala to learn more about her background, views about ISBE and her goals as leader of the new state agency. This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
If you have ever had questions about how the Food Distribution Program for schools works this short Q&A podcast with Paula Williams, principal consultant in ISBE's nutrition division, is a good resource for you. In the podcast, Williams answers questions like how the program can help your budget and what happens when districts don't utilize all of their allocated Food Distribution Program funds. This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.  
Taking PE Remotely

Taking PE Remotely

2019-04-0800:22:36

Elgin Area School District U-46 is launching two online physical education courses that will allow some high school students to track their own wellness by self-monitoring and recording their weekly physical activity outside school using heart-rate monitors. In this episode, IASA speaks to Tracey Jakaitis, U-46 student wellness curriculum coordinator, about why their district elected to try this approach and how it implemented it. This podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education. 
AP District of the Year

AP District of the Year

2019-03-2800:17:29

Fenton School District 100 was recently named Advanced Placement District of the Year. In this episode, IASA speaks to Fenton School District 100 Superintendent James Ongtengco about how his district was able to achieve this honor, and what other districts can do to improve AP programs in their districts.  Our podcast is sponsored by American Fidelity. Consider American Fidelity for a different opinion on employer benefit solutions for education.
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