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Podcast with State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith

Listen as IPA Executive Director Jason Leahy speaks with Dr. Smith about PARCC, competency based instruction, ISBE's strategic plan, and more.  Listen now.

The PrinciPal (10/2/15)

It's National Principal's Month!  #ThankAPrincipal today.  Learn more about this and other critical issues.


How do you systematically review, refine, and communicate your school vision and mission to stakeholders?  Reflect further with Dr. Brian Bullis, Principal of Caruso Middle School in Deerfield.

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IPA Happenings


October 1, 2015 - Assessment of Young Learners in PreK and K: What Works Best - ONLINE

October 6, 2015 - Administering High Quality ISBE Preschool for All Block Grant Programs- ONLINE

October 8, 2015 - Creating Formative & Summative Assessments Aligned with New Illinois Learning & ELA Standards - Normal

October 14, 2015 - How to Implement Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions - Tinely Park

October 14, 2015 - Maximizing Danielson's Framework for Teaching Evaluation Process in Early Childhood (Prek-3rd Grade) - ONLINE

October 15, 2015Strategies for Authentic and Effective Differentiation Use of MAP Data in the Classroom (K-5)

The IPA annual Education Leaders Fall Conference and Exhibition is THE place for you to connect with other people with similar interests, challenges and goals and hear from experts in the field.  Gather valuable resources and information to assist you as you serve and lead your educational community.  Visit the Conference website to get a look at the many events happening and register to save your spot or register online and save 10% (must pay with credit card).  Group Discounts are available for multiple registrants from the same building.  Bundle your conference registration along with the Pre & Post Conference Academies and save!  IPA Members can attend for $139 if attending the Conference which is a $50 savings.

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