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Immigrant Student Success free online workshop

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Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free, annual online workshop, is for educators, administrators and volunteers to encourage the progress of their immigrant students through interactive webinars, group activities and live exercises with experts. Certificates will be available upon completing the workshop (5 hours).

Between 2010 and 2030, immigrants and their children will account for 85 percent of net U.S. workforce growth, and by 2050 one in three children under the age of 18 in the U.S. will be either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant. America’s rapidly evolving classrooms highlight the vital role that K-12 and adult educators play in shaping the future of this country.


Day 1: July 11

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: America’s Changing Classrooms and Communities: Data and Projections

Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

11:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Psychological Profile of Immigrant and Refugee Students

Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra

11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Patterns and Perceptions: Breaking Down Implicit Bias

Stacy Davison, Anti-Defamation League

12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Teacher as Ally and Advocate for Immigrant and Refugee Students

Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning, Texas A&M University

12:50 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.: Lesson Plans to Create More Welcoming Classrooms

Sara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting

Day 2: July 12

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Supporting Immigrant Families in Today’s Climate: What Can Schools Do?

Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.: Empowering Immigrant Students to be Leaders and Advocates

Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY

12:20 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL Curriculum

Sarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching

12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Storytelling

Dr. Elizabeth Venditto, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY


Click here for resources and recordings from this workshop and past online workshops for educators.



Federico Salas-Isnardi

Federico Salas-Isnardi

Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning, Texas A&M University
Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn

Pearson English Language Teaching
Julie Mann

Julie Mann

Newcomers High School, NY
Stacy new

Stacy Davison

Anti-Defamation League
Usha Tummala-Narra

Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra

Boston College, Lynch School of Education
elizabeth venditto

Dr. Elizabeth Venditto

Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
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Eileen Kugler

Embrace Diverse Schools
Claire Tesh

Claire Tesh

LMNO Educational Consulting
Sarah Burnett

Sara Burnett

LMNO Educational Consulting
Denzil Mohammed

Denzil Mohammed

The ILC Public Education Institute


This is a live, interactive, online workshop. For maximum benefit, participants must be online from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST on both days.

Computer compatibility

  • Windows 7 and higher / Mac OSX 10.8 and higher or Linux/Ubuntu
  • Newest version of Chrome (preferred), Safari, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • Attendees must use the AnyMeeting app for Android or iOS if joining by iPad, Android tablet or iPhone.
  • Most recent version of Adobe Flash player. Click here to download.
  • Speakers or headset

Verify your system requirements here for the webinars. Get more webinar support here. To learn more about attending an AnyMeeting webinar, click here. If you have any problems or questions, contact Sara Staedicke

Drawing on 14 years of research and a range of expert partners, The ILC Public Education Institute delivers current and credible information through free webinars and interactive online workshops throughout the year. Learn more here.

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