The Path to Success

ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

LIVE WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM:

How to Support Students in their Immigration Journey: the Legal Perspective: Almost 18 million children in the U.S. live with at least one immigrant parent and 2.2 million of those children immigrated themselves, some accompanied by a parent and many by themselves. With another large wave of unaccompanied immigrant youth crossing the Southern border, these children face a long and challenging legal process to obtain immigration relief for themselves and/or for their families. What are the types of immigration detention that children and families may have experienced and what immigration relief options do they have? What are the various immigration policies impacting these students? This workshop will explore the legal process facing these students and how we can best support them as they navigate school and their legal journey. This will be offered one-time only on August 10, 2021. 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:

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 September 20, 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 September 20, 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 September 20, 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 September 20, 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 September 20, 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 September 20, 2021

• 15-hours of courses, self-paced

Engaging Immigrant and EL Families in a Virtual World: There’s no doubt that COVID-19 school closures redefined relationships between families and schools. Even as we return to school, some of family engagement may remain virtual. We need to continue to build strong partnerships with parents and caregivers, 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 September 20, 2021!  Click here to register

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 20 individuals per district or community. If you are in the DC/MD/VA area, this can also be facilitated face-to-face. Graduate credit available (1). Contact laura@immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org for more information. 

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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