The Path to Success
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LIVE WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM:
We are available to virtually facilitate any of the workshops from our catalog as well as any of the topics listed below (our newer self-paced courses). Email us at or call (202) 997-8545 to discuss.
Engaging Immigrant and EL Families in a Virtual World: There’s no doubt that COVID-19 school closures have redefined relationships between families and schools. We need strong partnerships as we move forward, particularly with our immigrant and EL families, and we need the skills and resources to do so. This training is for teachers, counselors, parent liaisons, and anyone else looking for strategies to support their work in this area. The next section of this 5 hour self-paced training begins January 11, 2021!
Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in U.S. Schools: In FY2019, nearly 70,000 unaccompanied immigrant children crossed the Southern border and were in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement - a record number. What brings these youth to the U.S., what happens when they get here, and how do they end up in our classrooms? What type of education, if any, do they receive in ORR custody and how can we support these students when they enroll in our schools? The next section of this 5 hour self-paced training begins January 11, 2021!
Understanding the Backgrounds of Refugee Students & Families: While refugees are typically a small percentage of English Learners in U.S. schools, those that we do have often have complex backgrounds and needs. Do you have students from Congo, Bhutan/Nepal, Burma, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, or other war-torn countries? If so, this training is for you! Even if your students arrived a few years ago, this course provides valuable information on how you can continue to support your refugee students and families as they integrate and adjust to the U.S. overall, and specifically with education.
The next section of this 5 hour self-paced training begins January 11, 2021!
Immigrant Family & Community Engagement in Schools: Parent involvement - or what we now call family engagement - is increasingly being used as a strategy to support student achievement and to close opportunity gaps. Join us to learn about best practices for engaging the immigrant, refugee, and English Learner families in your school or district! $250 per student. Graduate credit available (1) for an additional $75. Anyone can register and take this 10 hour self-paced course at anytime.
Building Relationships with Immigrant Communities through Local Cultural Immersion: Want to immerse yourself in another culture or language? Not able to travel abroad? Then this course is for you! Requires at least 5 individuals per district or community. $350 per student. If you are in the DC/MD/VA area, this can also be facilitated face-to-face. Graduate credit available (1) for an extra $75. Contact for more information. [Note: this course is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19.]