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Free Online Workshop: Immigrant Student Success


Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators


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

Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators is geared toward educators seeking to encourage the progress of their immigrant students for the benefit of the entire classroom. Through interactive webinars and live exercises with experts, participants will learn about asset-based models and techniques for capitalizing on classroom diversity. They will also gain ideas for classroom activities and lesson planning that can bring out the best in their immigrant students and benefit the whole classroom. Through live chat and group exercises, participants will share and test their ideas with other educators from around the country.

This interactive online workshop is free of charge. See below for modules, presenters and computer requirements.


Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators

July 8 and 9, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

Teacher Workshop Flyer

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Key Elements for Immigrant Student Success
An overview of classroom practices that value immigrant students as assets and their key common elements.

  • Sarah Lynn, Pearson ELT; Center for Workforce Development, Harvard University

Models that Value Classroom Diversity
Panel discussion on successful models that capitalize on classroom diversity for everyone’s benefit.

Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling
Digital storytelling as a way to capture immigration stories, shape classroom environments, reach all learning styles and teach technological skills while exploring connections and understandings.

  • Sara Burnett, Community Education Center, American Immigration Council

Immigrant Identity: Mind and Motivations of Foreign-Born Students
Psychological perspective to immigrant students’ journeys, identity and motivations.

Teaching Language and Content through Projects
Core ideas and strategies to effectively structure your curriculum around projects. Based on a model developed by the Internationals Network for Public Schools.

  • Katie Li, Charlestown High School, MA; Internationals Network for Public Schools

America’s Evolving Classrooms: Data and Projections
The latest data and projections on immigrant demographics and education.

Developing an Asset Based Perspective on Immigrant Students
Individual reflection on cultural assumptions and common approaches to immigrant students.



This is a live, interactive workshop so all participants must be online during workshop hours.


Computer compatibility

Internet Explorer 8 or Mozilla Firefox 3 or higher (PC) or Safari (Mac)

High-speed (wired) Internet connection with an upload speed of at least 450 Kbps. Click here to determine your computer’s Internet speed.

Flash Player 10.3 (click here to download)

Javascript enabled (click here to download)

Speakers or headset

Verify your system requirements for the webinars here.


Questions and technical assistance

For more information and technical assistance, contact Cho Salma Win at or (781) 322-9777.

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