The Path to Success

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

LIVE WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM:

 

Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in U.S. Schools:  In 2021, we are experiencing another large wave of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the Southern border. These youth are in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and then reunify with family members and other sponsors in our communities. 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 while in ORR custody and how can we support these students when they enroll in our schools?  This workshop will be offered on July 20 and July 27.  Click here to register! 

 

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 laura@immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org or call (202) 997-8545 to discuss.

SELF-PACED COURSES:

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. This course is part of English Learner Portal's Online Learning Pathway. This 5-hour self-paced training begins June 21, 2021!  Click here to register

Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth in U.S. Schools: In March 2021, nearly 19,000 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? This course is part of English Learner Portal's Cultural Proficiency & Equity Pathway.  This 5-hour self-paced training begins June 21, 2021!  Click here to register.

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! This course provides valuable information on how you can support your refugee students and families as they integrate and adjust to the U.S. overall, and specifically with education. This course is part of English Learner Portal's Cultural Proficiency & Equity Pathway. This 5-hour self-paced training begins June 21, 2021Click here to register

Immigrant Family & Community Engagement in Schools (Part 1): 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! This course is the first of 3 for English Learner Portal's Family Engagement Pathway. This 5-hour self-paced training begins June 21, 2021!  Click here to register

Immigrant Family & Community Engagement in Schools (Part 2): 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! This course is Part 2 of 3 of English Learner Portal's Family Engagement Pathway. This 5-hour self-paced training begins June 21, 2021!  Click here to register.

Cultivating Leadership Skills Among Immigrant & English Learner Parents: During this course we discuss programs and strategies for cultivating leadership skills among refugee and immigrant parents for engaging in decision-making and advocacy at the school and district levels. This is Part 3 of 3 of the Parent Engagement Pathway. This 5-hour self-paced training begins June 21, 2021!  Click here to register

Click here to enroll in the full Family Engagement Pathway.

​• Automatic enrollment in all 3 *new* courses noted above
• Access to all 3 courses as of June 21, 2021

• 15-hours of courses, self-paced

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 laura@immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org for more information. [Note: this course is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19.]

Note: We partner with English Learner Portal and Brandman University for much of our online professional development in order to offer graduate credit.

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