COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
IASP is committed to the well-being of our educators and students, and thus have been considering our upcoming events as listed below. We want to allow all students a chance to participate, succeed, and be recognized, while also being conscious of the many concerns relative to the coronavirus. We are also committed to serving our future school leaders as they seek to develop and lead within our schools, knowing that they too have concerns for their students and their own families. Holding these in-person events on their established dates we knew would be difficult, so we were already considering how to conduct these virtually, or to alter the date, so all can experience the program benefits.
Given the recent announcement from Governor Holcomb, several school districts closing, and feedback from our Academic Coaches and Executive Committee, IASP is postponing all events until we have clarity on when students and staff will return to school. Our intent is to still hold all the listed programs this spring. Taking this approach allows us to deliver the same high quality programs you expect from IASP, and to communicate with you once we have better information on the impact caused by the coronavirus. We value you and want to limit you making plans, and then changing those due to further school closings or continued health concerns.
We are confident that these programs will be conducted with the same high quality we all expect, while remaining flexible in timing since health concerns may further delay students returning to school. Future communications will be coming directly to you regarding specific programs, so please continue to check your email. We will also post information on our website, www.iasp.org and via Twitter and Facebook (@INPrincipals).
Thank you for your leadership and support for students in our schools and through our IASP programs. The current coronavirus health situation is causing us all unique challenges, and causing us to consider how we best take care of our kids, and ourselves. IASP is available in any way to support you and your students, please contact us at any point so we can serve you.
Dr. Todd D. Bess
IASP Executive Director
April 14 M.A.T.H. Bowl
April 21 Area Senior Academic Super Bowl
April 15 SBOA Workshop
April 17-18 Aspiring Principals Workshop
April 30 Academic All-Star Awards Banquet
May 2 Area Junior Academic Super Bowl
May 9 State Academic Super Bowl
Below you will find sample communications and resources pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). These resources have been compiled for your reference in an effort to assist you. Please note that these are intended to be a resource; however, situations may have changed since they were publicized.
General and Precautionary Resources
Corporation Communications and Resources
The annual IASP Assistant Principals and Fall Professionals Conferences will both be offered in a hybrid format this year, giving all attendees the choice to attend in-person or virtually. Registration is available online and is being offered at the reduced Early-Bird fee throughout the conferences. Click here to view the Assistant Principals Conference schedule and […]
Extra-Life is a great way to ramp up your fundraising efforts for Riley Children’s Foundation and Kids Caring and Sharing through a gaming platform. With so many fun and exciting ways to incorporate fundraising, both virtually or in person, this program is a great way to get involved whether you are new to fundraising or […]
Eric Gilpin has been the principal at Batchelor Middle School since 2009 and a longtime member of IASP. Mr. Gilpin has been an integral part of IASP through many of our leadership programs, as a presenter, a conference facilitator, and through serving on our Blue Ribbon Committee. This year, Mr. Gilpin steps into a new […]
IASP Shared Solutions Series Virtual Meetings lets you join colleagues from across the state to collaborate and generate solutions–without ever leaving the comfort of your couch! The Shared Solutions series is a virtual meeting offered free of charge and is open to all members of our community, regardless of membership status. These meetings will be […]
We all feel like we’ve been riding a wild bronco for the past few months and we’ve been thrown more times than we can count, but it’s time to get back on that horse and plan our school re-entry plans. As re-entry plans are developed and announced across the state, there have been many different […]
Planning out the school year is at the forefront of our minds and top of our task lists right now. We are all trying to develop a plan for our students and families without knowing what the future holds. It’s hard to know where to begin, but The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching published […]
If ever there was a time for collaboration, networking, and shared resources, this is it! Come join us at the Fall Professionals and Assistant Principals Conferences! We have been working hard to curate the very best for you and they are going to be spectacular! This year, we will have none other than Jon Gordon, author […]
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences funds a network of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). Each REL serves a designated region of the country and works with educators and policymakers to support a more evidence-based education system. In response to COVID-19, the RELs have collaborated to produce this series of evidence-based resources […]
Today is National School Principals’ Day and we wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU for your outstanding leadership during this crisis. Your ability to motivate, inspire, care about, engage, and check on others through these obstacles has truly been inspiring and worthy of praise. It’s always been true, but in times such as these, it’s more prevalent than […]
Are you struggling with negative thoughts during this pandemic, or are other outside influences reinforcing a feeling of incompetence? Well, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there and it’s important to persevere through those feelings and challenges. Eric Gilpin, IASP President-Elect and principal of Batchelor Middle School, shares some words of wisdom to help us […]
Are you looking for innovative ways to help your students? Are you looking for creative ways to collaborate with your staff? Or, are you looking for advice to simplify this crazy process we call eLearning? Then look no further, because we have some tips and tricks for you. As we all navigate the new digital […]
Guest blog post by Travis Heavin, Principal of Angola High School. A school leader has many assigned and unassigned duties that they perform every day. These duties include observation, discipline, supervision, and various meetings with staff, students, and parents. From the time a school leader walks in the door until it is time to leave, […]