In the latest free online workshop for educators on July 9 to 11, 2013, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. Public Education Institute expanded into new territory.
Hosted on-site for Massachusetts educators since 2004 and then online for national participation since 2012, “Teaching Immigration Across the Curriculum” informs K-12 and community educators about their immigrant students and equips them with the tools to integrate immigrant students and immigration into their classrooms. It is led by director of the Institute Marcia Drew Hohn with assistance from Denzil Mohammed and Chiara Magini.
Utilizing the successful online education model developed by the Institute in 2012, this year’s workshop reached new audiences with new content and collaborators.
“The workshop was a fabulous opportunity to enrich our understanding of immigration issues. It also gave us tools for how to apply our new insights into better practices.”
Participant, “Teaching Immigration Across the Curriculum”
The 80 registered participants hailed from 23 states compared to 14 states last year. This brings to 25 the total number of states reached by the workshop since its online debut.
The 2013 workshop also saw a more ambitious mix of online media to enhance learning and interaction: webinars, recorded panel discussions, live call-in Q&As, interactive Google Docs, chat rooms and an interactive immigration timeline on which participants traced their immigration history.
The workshop included new modules led by new collaborators to address the changing needs of educators. These modules included a discussion on “Issues, Perspectives and Ideas to Build a Framework for Curriculum Adaption” with Westy Egmont of Boston College and new collaborators Judy Shreves of Warren Country Schools, Missouri, and Usha Tummala-Narra of Boston College. Click here to view the workshop resources.
According to one participant, “The workshop was a fabulous opportunity to enrich our understanding of immigration issues. It also gave us tools for how to apply our new insights into better practices.”
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