Educator and Student Support

Student Engagement Equity Assistance

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Engaged students succeed academically. Student engagement refers to a school environment and activities that value students and incorporate them in learning and co-curricular school activities resulting in academic achievement. Student engagement cannot happen only at the classroom level. It also has to happen at the broader school or system level.

This IDRA Student Engagement – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit is designed to provide educators tools for engaging all students, including students who are usually most marginalized in schools and communities.

This online technical assistance package includes a literature review, webinar sessions, articles, podcasts and other resources.

Literature Review – Student Social and Emotional Needs: Best Practices

A positive and welcoming school environment is a foundational aspect of student success that provides both physical and emotional safety...

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Ready – Renew – Reconnect! Proven Strategies for Re-engaging Students Who Need You the Most – Webinar & eBook

When schools opened in 2021, students and educators carried with them the trauma of the pandemic experience. Faced with students’...

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Building Our Way Back: ReEngaging Students After COVID-19 – Webinar

What are best practices that increase student engagement? What are the lessons we have learned during the pandemic? In this...

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Webinars on Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is a transformative pedagogical method based on student-centered classrooms, but it requires teachers and schools to adjust how...

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Student Research & Activism

IDRA’s roots are in San Antonio’s Westside, where students organized five decades ago to challenge Texas' inequitable school funding system...

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Featured Classnotes Podcast Episodes on Student Engagement

A Culture of Student Engagement Through Schoolwide Restorative Practices - Podcast Episode 210 Fostering Student Engagement English Language Learners – Podcast Episode 19 A Culture of...

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Centering Students’ Voices in Justice-Centered Computing Education – Webinar

This session explores the topic of justice-centered computing education from the perspective of high school computer science students coming from...

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