REL Appalachia hosted a webinar, Increasing Student Engagement in Low Performing Schools, on December 11, 2012. The panel included presentations by both a researcher and practitioners. Dr. Chris Hulleman, a nationally recognized researcher on student engagement, began the webinar by discussing current research on types of student engagement, the relationship between student engagement and student achievement, and associated challenges. Dr. Patrick Murphy, superintendent of the Arlington Public School district in Virginia, reviewed his experience with student engagement, speaking to examples of strategies he has promoted. Dr. Murphy was joined by Ms. Maureen Nesselrode, who is the principal of Campbell Elementary School in Arlington, VA.
Dr. Chris Hulleman, Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent, Arlington Public School District, Virginia
Ms. Maureen Nesselrode, Principal, Campbell Elementary School, Arlington Public School District, Virginia