MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin
Sept. 15, 2020
As local school systems and public agencies (LSSs/PAs) begin to implement their recovery plans, the need to engage students is more crucial than ever. Maintaining student engagement, especially for students with disabilities, is a top priority for LSSs/PAs as they begin the 2020-2021 school year. Some strategies that were effective for connecting with students, building motivation, and supporting resiliency in the physical classroom translate to the remote learning setting, a virtual learning environment will require the use of new and innovative solutions and techniques to promote active engagement.
Utilizing technology to its fullest during this time can help students feel connected to their school, teacher(s), and peers as they continue to navigate the challenges of remote learning. To help support LSSs/PAs in their efforts to engage their students, especially students with disabilities, this supplement has been designed to provide tips from national experts for promoting student engagement through alternative service delivery models.