Services for Educators

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 latest annual report, Keeping the Promise: Profiles in Leadership and Education (or view the pdf)

  • Resources

Instructional Strategies for Building Inferencing Skills – IDRA Services

Three-Day Literacy Learning Series See pdf flier IDRA conducted research on the reading test questions that a high percentage of...

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English Learner Literacy Coaching Services

See PDF flier Transform classrooms for English learner success Build on teachers’ natural strengths and training Facilitate collaborative planning based...

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Mexican American Studies – IDRA Services

IDRA provides training and customized technical assistance that supports educators in offering Mexican American Studies courses in Texas public schools....

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Coaching and Mentoring for Schoolwide Success – Services

IDRA’s school improvement coaches work with district and campus leadership teams to help them polish their own skillsets that lead...

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Evaluation, Research and Needs Assessment – IDRA Services

IDRA is nationally-recognized as a reliable, efficient and cost-effective contractor in the field of evaluation and research. Through IDRA’s research-based...

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Principal Leadership – Services

Academic Success for English Learners IDRA works with principal and instructional leadership teams to establish transformational approaches that build self-efficacy,...

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Leverage Data to Inform Teaching and Learning – Services

IDRA provides services to help school leadership make data-informed decisions. For example, we can generate student enrollment forecasts for the...

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Restorative Practices Campus Team Training and Coaching Support Services

Restorative practices are part of the Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and shift the paradigm of traditional behavior management by...

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Students in Technology Explorations – Moving to STEM – Services

STEM-2-STEM is IDRA’s sustainable program model that increases participation of youth, including girls and minority and economically disadvantaged students, in...

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Parent Involvement and Leadership Development

Target Audience Spanish-speaking parents of school-age children   Parent Needs Addressed Parents want their children to grow up to be...

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ESL and Bilingual Education

Language Acquisition in Diverse Classrooms Focusing on Language and Academic Instructional Renewal (FLAIR) Increase cognitive growth and academic achievement in...

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Schoolwide Project Based Learning – IDRA Services

See pdf flier What does project based learning look like? Classrooms with students working collaboratively in self-directed groups Students giving...

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IDRA Re-energizing Leadership to Achieve Greater Student Success Project

IDRA's Re-energizing Leadership to Achieve Greater Student Success project will transform instruction schoolwide using promising practices to strengthen student learning...

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IDRA School TurnAround and Reenergizing for Success (STAARS) Leaders Project

IDRA’s School TurnAround and Reenergizing for Success (STAARS) Leaders project is a unique model for school improvement that focuses on...

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Engagement-Based Sheltered Instruction – IDRA Services

Are your English language learners meeting state standards and passing required tests? IDRA’s new research-based sheltered instruction model can assist...

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Math and Science Education

Math Smart!™ “IDRA is the reason we are off of AYP; now we can breathe and focus on our next...

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Transitions to Teaching – IDRA Project

Empowering Teachers to Serve Today’s Classrooms Preparing a New Generation of Teachers for Science, Technology, Math and Special Education Teachers Learning...

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College for All – IDRA Services

See PDF flier Meeting the challenges set by school leaders, districts and states requires establishing a college-going culture where the...

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Serving Migrant Students

The lifestyle of migrant families is filled with challenges, opportunities and an ever-present belief that today's work and a good...

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