711 Emerson St NE
Washington, 20017


(202) 997-8545


Expert Guidance


What topics do you provide professional development on?

Laura Gardner is the main trainer for Immigrant Connections. Her primary areas of expertise are family & community engagement in schools (particularly for immigrants, refugees, and English Learners), language access, equity, cultural proficiency, refugee resettlement, and the dynamics around immigrant family reunification. She has also worked with HR departments in school districts on recruiting a more diverse workforce and with administrators (particularly in International Baccalaureate programs) in utilizing the expertise of local immigrant communities in teaching global studies.

How do you provide training?

This depends on your needs. It is important to note that "one shot" training opportunities are much less successful than ongoing professional development. What we typically recommend is a combination of in-person training and online training, which is often taken as a cohort and facilitated by us. There is also the possibility of web-based meetings or webinars.

How much does it cost?

This is something we can negotiate. We typically provide a quote for the overall professional development plan. This usually breaks down to approximately $2,000/day.