Supporting Our School Leaders
Being an IASP member comes with its perks! As we strive to provide you with ongoing professional growth and advocacy opportunities, we offer you access to a number of resources to help you excel.
- Available Positions Statewide
LiveBinder Access to Publications:
After the Bell
Advocacy & Our Legislative Action Center
Public education in this nation continues to undergo significant change. Continued collaboration remains critical as we strive to make education a top priority and create a culture that truly values education.
Coaching Program for Principals
The longer you serve as a school administrator, the more situations to which you are exposed. Experience certainly helps in navigating many of these situations, but sometimes it’s helpful to have another seasoned school administrator to provide input and recommendations. IASP’s new coaching program offers just that.
Through weekly communication and four in-person meetings, an IASP coach—who is either a retired or long-sitting school administrator—will:
- Help you plan intentionally so you can focus on the important tasks that need to be completed
- Review your administrative processes and offer suggestions for improvement
- Assist you in finding balance in both your professional and personal life
- Advise on managing relationships and handling communications via social media, newsletters, email, written correspondence or face-to-face
- Offer support, advice and, more importantly, a listening ear
Principal Service Corps
The Principals Service Corps (PSC) is retired school administrators dedicated to supporting principals and to promoting leadership development.
School Climate Audits
School corporations can request a school or multiple school audit. PSC members conduct these audits. A written report is sent to the contract agent, principal or superintendent.
Want an audit?
Principal Program News
Guest Blog by Beth Smith, Consultant, Inspire3 Virtual instruction and blended learning have become leading strategies for content delivery and response. As schools look to increase and improve their scope and delivery of content through virtual and blended learning formats, concerns arise regarding student engagement, social interaction, and efficacy. One way to promote engagement, social […]
Guest Blog by Beth Smith, Consultant, Inspire3 Service-learning is often thought of as an “in-school only” type of project. Yet service-learning can be conducted and completed from home or as an eLearning opportunity for students. It is a great way to provide engaging and meaningful content to students at home. Service learning is uniquely capable […]
By Guest Blog author Beth Smith, Consultant, Inspire3 Service-learning has multiple benefits for students, schools, and communities. Among those proven benefits are an improved school climate, improved student attendance, and improved community relations as members see young people as assets. Given that service-learning is so beneficial to all parties, it is great news that it […]
By Guest Blog author Beth Smith, Consultant, Inspire3 There is no doubt of the importance of e-Learning and Distance Learning for students. As a necessary and emerging form of content delivery and mastery, there are still questions about the efficacy of the practice and its level of student engagement. One way to answer these questions […]
Public Library Partnerships for 21st Century Skills By: Cyndi Terrell and Nathan Watson Public libraries and schools are equally driven by the same goals when it comes to providing information and digital literacy education. Libraries and schools both want to ensure that students are effective and ethical users of ideas and information. Public libraries and […]
Written by Kara Heichelbech, Innovation and Learning Manager, Indiana Online/CIESC There are always a lot of questions surrounding education. How do we keep students engaged? How do we know that they’re learning? How do we ensure that students are learning at high levels? How do we involve parents in their children’s education? How do we […]
By: Chris Young As a building leader, you’re experiencing a school year unlike any other. Most schools are offering traditional, in-person instruction, virtual instruction, hybrid models, and even different combinations of those models at the exact same time. It’s hard. No, it’s beyond hard. Opening a school building with such drastic changes taking place, while […]
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 […]
Join REL Pacific and REL Northwest to learn more about how focusing on teacher social and emotional learning (SEL) and can support both teacher and student success. Research suggests that promoting teacher voice, or the ways in which teachers have opportunities to participate in education decisions that affect their classroom, school, or district, supports the successful implementation of SEL […]
Written by Kara Heichelbech, Innovation & Learning Manager, Indiana Online/CIESC We know the definition of blended learning is leveraging online learning and face-to-face instruction, but what exactly does that mean? Does using technology in the classroom constitute blended learning? Does the teacher control the use of the technology? If a district is one-to-one does it […]
By: Kelly Storms, NLCS Administrator, Gateway Academy Director Program Overview North Lawrence Community Schools (NLCS) is finding success with blended learning. With the creation of Gateway Academy, an alternative approach, NLCS has developed ways in which to better meet the needs of those students who were not engaging well in a traditional school setting approach. […]
Online what? It’s already nerve-racking enough to interview for a position, much less if you find yourself in this new virtual environment. What do you do? What do you say? How can you best illustrate your strengths, your personality, your assets? Never fear, it doesn’t have to be so hard. This article in the New […]