On an annual basis, IDRA provides on-site training and technical assistance to thousands of teachers and students across the country and to more than 1,600 school districts and other groups. With an unwavering commitment to student success, our services provide innovative, practical and sustainable solutions for the schools that need them most. IDRA’s professional development services reflect a thorough knowledge of curriculum and assessment standards, national standards such as the NCTM math, the TESOL ESL, and the ISTE technology standards.
We’re here to help! IDRA’s professional staff members are:
Skilled – trainers that design and implement top notch workshops with proven results
Prepared – hold graduate and doctoral degrees in reading, math, bilingual education and educational administration
Bilingual – fluent and literate in English and Spanish
Experienced – teachers and administrators with years of bilingual and ESL classroom and administrative experience
“I feel that I have gained so much more knowledge, skills and new strategies for teaching from people who have been in the classroom and taught for 15-plus years. In all my years of teaching…I can’t think of a time when pre-service training or any other training met the expectations this project has made.”
– Teacher, Central Texas
IDRA delivers services on site and online. Based on the unique needs of your district, campus or classroom, our staff integrates multimedia technologies and web resources and activities in on-site technical assistance, workshops, and coaching and mentoring activities. IDRA staff demonstrates and teaches educators technology integration models in the planning, communication and delivery of education. In addition to online resources, IDRA workshops include CDs and DVDs with static and dynamic files that include documents, multimedia applications, video and audio. Tailored to meet the needs of each school, IDRA also can support the design and production of multimedia applications and technology-infused learning models.
IDRA is committed to a valuing philosophy: we respect the knowledge and skills of the teachers we work with, model continually how educators can identify assets and build on the strengths of the students and parents in their schools.
See IDRA’s complete Catalog of Services in PDF or select to a particular section online below.
See pdf flier IDRA conducted research on the reading test questions that a high percentage of students miss across grade levels. We found that students were having difficulty with questions that require a high level of proficiency in the underlying...Read More
See pdf flier What does project based learning look like? Classrooms with students working collaboratively in self-directed groups Students giving constructive criticism and positive feedback to each other Students presenting to the city council, local officials or to industry professionals...Read More
See pdf flier Build a maker-centered learning community! Turn your campus into innovative learning community through student-centered making and creating See how your students benefit from making and creating artifacts of learning using technology and 21st century tools Empower your...Read More
Target AudienceSchools and school districts implementing Title III programs School and School District Needs Addressed At the conclusion of every second fiscal year, schools and school districts that are receiving Title III funds must submit an evaluation to the state...Read More
Target AudienceSpanish-speaking parents of school-age children Parent Needs Addressed Parents want their children to grow up to be happy, successful, productive adults. Many parents, however, may not know how to navigate and negotiate the educational system. They may, for example,...Read More
Language Acquisition in Diverse Classrooms Focusing on Language and Academic Instructional Renewal (FLAIR) Increase cognitive growth and academic achievement in reading for all students, including linguistically diverse students, through an intensive language-across-the-curriculum program. This professional development model helps teachers transform...Read More
Are your English language learners meeting state standards and passing required tests? IDRA’s new research-based sheltered instruction model can assist you in improving the academic success of your English language learners. The model focuses on student engagement. Engagement in the...Read More
Empowering Teachers to Serve Today’s Classrooms Preparing a New Generation of Teachers for Science, Technology, Math and Special Education Teachers Learning and Leading, In Community Across the South, public schools need skilled, committed teachers, who are passionate about innovation and...Read More