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, unaccompanied minors, 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. Take a look at our catalog to see examples of the types of workshops we offer! We can also customize a training for your district or organization.

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 virtual training through Zoom.

How much does it cost?

Take a look at our catalog for pricing. If you want something customized for your district or organization, we can provide you with a quote.