Region 17 collaborated with the Idaho State Department of Education on a series of seven webinars designed to increase school and district staff members' understanding and use of evidence-based practices on such topics as learning acceleration for multilingual learners, trauma-informed practice and activities, monitoring ESSER fund plans, and more.
This document is designed to help school district teams engage in meaningful and productive conversations about how to use federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funds to address students’ academic and social-emotional needs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers considerations, examples of evidence-based strategies, and supporting resources in three critical areas:
- Addressing the academic impact of lost instructional time
- Conducting meaningful family and community engagement
- Providing social-emotional and mental health supports
In partnership with the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE), the Region 17 Comprehensive Center developed this toolkit to provide consistent training across Idaho on evidence-based strategies for improving adolescent literacy. The toolkit is based on four recommendations in this practice guide from the Institute of Education Sciences. For each recommendation, there is a facilitator’s guide, PowerPoint presentation, and handouts.