Indiana Curriculum and Instruction Association

Connect and Stay Up-to-Date with Curriculum and Instruction

The Indiana Curriculum and Instruction Association (ICIA), hosted by CIESC, is a professional organization composed of school representatives from Indiana districts to connect and stay up-to-date with the current information from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and other curriculum information.

Here’s a sample of what we will be discussing:

  • Assessments
  • Licensing
  • Student Achievement
  • Graduation Requirement
  • High Ability
  • Response to Intervention
  • English language learners (ELL)
  • Recourse Adoption
  • PL221
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Accountability
  • Academic Standards
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Technology Integration
  • Title l
  • Legislation
  • Federal and State Mandates
  • STEM

Welcome Back, ICIA! We are here for you! Connection and collaboration will be more important than ever during this unprecedented time in education. We are working to arrange relevant and timely topics to learn and grow together.


All meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Save the Friday dates below!

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual via ZOOM / CIESC

Dates: September 4, October 9, November 6, December 4, 2020
January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, 2021

9:30 a.m. – Check-In

9:40 a.m. – Presentation
10:30 a.m. – Q/A and Sharing & Connecting
11:00 a.m. – Conclusion

For questions, contact Susie Gardiner by email or call 317-759-5554.

For security purposes, we are asking you to take an additional step to gain access to the Zoom link to the virtual meeting. Click HERE to register to receive the Zoom link for the actual ICIA session. Please note the link is immediately given to you once you register. You will not receive an email with the link!

Below is a list of guidelines and protocols for the virtual ICIA meeting. We appreciate your willingness to adhere to these guidelines.

  • Please be prepared to have your camera on during the meeting.  We want to see your smiling face as it enhances the engagement for all participants.
  • Please remember to mute your microphone when you are not speaking to avoid any noise interference.
  • Include a private “chat” for a private conversation.
  • There will be times of interactive, engaging sessions where participants will interact with the presenter as well as other participants.  Please be prepared to be an active participant.
  • Presentations will be posted electronically after the ICIA session on this page.

ICIA Fall 2020 Line-Up

Date Topic Presenter(s) Resources
September 4, 2020 Social-Emotional Needs in a Pandemic Christy Berger, IDOE Presentation & Documents
October 9, 2020 Best Practices in Remote Learning Jennifer Watson, IDOE Presentation & Documents
November 6, 2020 Cultural Competency Tarrell Berry Presentation & Documents
December 4, 2020 Lexile/Quantile Hub Matt Copeland & Jane Scott, MetaMetrics, & Kelly Conelly, IDOE Presentation & Documents

ICIA Spring 2021 Line-Up

Date Topic Presenter(s) Resources
January 8, 2021 Accessibility Supports for ALL Students Kelli Suding
February 5, 2021 TBD TBD
March 5, 2021 TBD TBD
April 9, 2021 TBD TBD

Mark Your Calendars for 2021

  • January 8, 2021
  • February 5, 2021
  • March 5, 2021
  • April 9, 2021
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ICIA Leadership Team for 2020-2021


  • Ashley Swanson, Pike Township, Instructional Coach
  • Marcy Szostak, Center Grove, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning

Co-Vice Presidents 

  • Lisa Harkness, Greenwood Community Schools, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Krista Clanin, Pike Township, District Instructional Specialist


  • Lori Katz, Greenfield-Central Schools, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment