Supporting Student Engagement in Remote Instruction: Lessons from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2021 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Student involved in an online event

The spread of COVID-19 has caused schools and districts across the country to reconsider how to meet the needs of their students and teachers in remote and hybrid environments. Similar to many state departments of education across the country, the New Jersey Department of Education wants to better understand how to offer high quality instruction and keep students engaged.

A free webinar reviewed the collaborative work between REL Mid-Atlantic and the New Jersey Department of Education to better understand the challenges and opportunities of promoting student engagement during the pandemic. Goals of the event include the following:

  • Highlighting promising practices for engaging students in remote and hybrid learning based on the research base, the experiences of district- and state-level staff in New Jersey, and information about the ways that schools across the country and around the world have adapted in response to the pandemic
  • Reviewing insights from remote and hybrid learning to support student engagement and learning in the future

Our presenters included the following:

Kevin Kelly, Mathematica

Felicia Hurwitz, Mathematica

Diana Pasculli, New Jersey Department of Education

Tonya Breland, New Jersey Department of Education

Tracey Marinelli, Superintendent of Schools, Little Falls District