Services for Educators

Equitable Practices for Online Learning – Free Webinar Series

We understand the impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is having within our families, classrooms, and communities. Faced with school closures, many schools are turning to online tools to continue learning outside the classroom. Such tools can help you rethink your already planned lessons into a digital format.

IDRA is actively developing webinars and digital workshops for educators to continue student learning during this unprecedented event. Please visit our website for links to teacher training videos that will be posted to our IDRA YouTube channel along with curated lists of online resources. This list will grow so please check back often to find what you need or get on our email list to receive notices. Additionally, we encourage you to share our webinar schedule below.

This series is provided through the IDRA EAC-South.

Webinar Schedule

Equitable Practices for Teaching Online

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 2:00-3:00 pm (cst) – Watch recording 

Featuring Dr. Paula Johnson, IDRA, and Dr. Stephanie Garcia, IDRA

This webinar helps teachers rethink their lesson plans for an online platform, including resources like teacher-created YouTube channels and explainer videos, tools for sharing resources with your peers, and ways of working with your district to ensure students have access.

Digital Divide: Connectivity, Infrastructure and Devices

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 2:00-3:30 pm (cst)

Featuring Jordana Barton, Federal Reserve Bank; Rene Gonzales, Lit Communities, and Terrence Wilson, J.D. IDRA

Get practical solutions to addressing the digital divide for your students. This webinar will explore immediate and sustainable long-term strategies that preserve the integrity of district fiscal policies.

See event webpage

Tools & Tips to Alleviate the Homework Gap

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 2:00-3:00 pm (cst) – new date!

The homework gap is not a new problem. But with the move to system-wide distance learning, it’s not just a homework gap any longer. This webinar presents ways to support students who do not have internet access or computer.


Other Topics in the Works

Here are a few other topics we’re working on…

  • Facilitating Online Math Lessons with Whiteboard and Other Apps
  • Serving English Language Learners Online
  • Writing – Abydos
  • Early Childhood Education Lessons with Semillitas de Aprendizaje
  • Project-Based Learning Across the Curriculum