Resource Center

IDRA Newsletter

Latest issue of the IDRA Newsletter – This month’s focus: Teaching Quality

“The best, high-impact innovations do not involve stop-gap, slap-dash or silver bullet solutions. Rather, successful innovations include a set of key features that assure student access to quality teaching and a high-quality curriculum.” – Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, IDRA President and CEO

Students need competent caring teachers who are well prepared, placed in their field of study and informed by continual professional development. This issue of the IDRA Newsletter has stories on critical areas of professional development for teaching in 21st century classrooms, how assessment impacts teaching and learning, IDRA’s new three-day literacy learning series for strengthening teachers’ knowledge of the mental processes in inferencing and our annual school opening alert on immigrant students’ rights to attend public schools.

See PDF of this issue

See overview for easy sharing

Articles

Three Critical Areas of Professional Development for Teaching in 21st Century Classrooms, by Paula Johnson, M.A.

Backward Planning – How Assessment Impacts Teaching and Learning, by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D.

Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – School Opening Alert

Extras

Three-Day Literacy Learning Series for Strengthening Teachers’ Knowledge of the Mental Processes in Inferencing – A Foundational Skill in Reading Comprehension

Annual Report Released: Keeping the Promise – Putting Children First Equal Educational Opportunity for Every Child Through Strong Public Schools

Get a copy of the alert on immigrant students’ rights in English and Spanish to share with others

See our eBook on Supporting Immigrant Students’ Rights to Attend Public Schools – PDFSlideshareIssuu

See our story with samples: School Districts Pass Resolutions on Responding to ICE

Listen to our podcast episode on Immigrant Children’s Rights to Attend Public Schools

Aug 10, 2017

Aug 2017

• by Paula Johnson, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • November-December 2016 • 21st Century Learning Classrooms designed for 21st century … read more

Read More

Aug 10, 2017

Aug 2017

• by Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., and Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • August 2017 • Assessments are a critical … read more

Read More

Aug 10, 2017

Aug 2017

• IDRA Newsletter • August 2017  • This alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all … read more

Read More

Jun 27, 2017

Jun 2017

• by Mark Barnett • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one-third of … read more

Read More

Jun 27, 2017

Jun 2017

IDRA Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program Tutors Share Stories of the Program’s Impact on Their Lives • by IDRA • IDRA … read more

Read More

Jun 27, 2017

Jun 2017

• by Kristin Grayson, Ph.D. • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • Teachers and administrators may feel overwhelmed by the … read more

Read More

Jun 27, 2017

Jun 2017

• by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., Susan Shaffer and Phoebe Schlanger • IDRA Newsletter • June-July 2017 • Editor’s Note: The … read more

Read More

May 25, 2017

May 2017

by Christie L. Goodman, APR, IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 We often hear that strong parent involvement makes schools better. But … read more

Read More

May 25, 2017

May 2017

By David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 As the use of social media and cell phones continues to expand … read more

Read More

May 25, 2017

May 2017

by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter, May 2017 With a new grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, IDRA is … read more

Read More