We know that engagement is the key to moving the needle on student achievement. But is “engagement” an elusive intangible or an indicator that can be strategically levered for improvement? YouthTruth Partnerships Lead, Jimmy Simpson, Jr., will facilitate a conversation with district leaders from Clear Creek ISD and Midlothian ISD at the Texas Association of School Administrators conference that address these questions and more.
Across all grade levels, the majority of students feel engaged, according to recent Learning from Student Voice report on student engagement. That’s the good news. On a more concerning note, the survey found that less than half of secondary students feel that what they’re learning in class helps them outside of school, with high school students feeling slightly less positively than middle school students. (The findings come from a recent analysis of student perception survey data from over 230,000 students across 36 states gathered between November 2012 and June 2017.)
From an equity standpoint, how can we make sure that all students are engaged? Since there’s no one-size-fits all solution, this discussion offers proven models from blended learning, to student perception data mining, to STEM supports.
This February, YouthTruth will ground this conversation in student perception data at the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) from January 27th to 30th. YouthTruth’s Jimmy Simpson, Jr., will discuss engaging diverse learnings alongside Clear Creek Independent School District Deputy of Curriculum and Instruction, Steven Ebell, and Midlothian Independent School District Assistant Superintendent, Karen Permetti. The session will take place on Monday at 9:30am CT.
Learn where to find YouthTruth at TASA here.