Immigrant Student Success Conference 2023

Virtual Conference: 2023 Immigrant Student Success - Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Education - July 11 and 12, 2023, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

How do you support foreign-born students and bring immigration into the classroom? Participants learned how to empower immigrant students, create more welcoming classrooms and center the immigrant voice across the curriculum in the free virtual conference 2023 Immigrant Student Success: Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators on July 11 and 12.   

Hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute with generous support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, this virtual conference featured experts from across the nation. Participants learned from presentations, interactive activities and discussions with speakers how to:

  • Foster belonging, identity and agency in your students  
  • Create community in your ESOL class 
  • Develop a dynamic workforce development program 
  • Choose and use children’s literature featuring under- and mis-represented communities 
  • Incorporate immigration into your middle and high school social studies classes 
  • And much more! 

Certificates of completion available by request. This virtual conference was for K-12 and adult educators, administrators, counselors, volunteers and librarians. Resources and videos will be available soon.

Meet the Presenters: 

Jessica LanderJessica Lander, coauthor, Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher’s Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success

Ayanna Cooper, EdDAyanna Cooper, Consultant and Author; Instructor, Howard University School of Education

Carmel Salhi, PhDCarmel Salhi, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

Sonja ThomasSonja Thomas, PhD, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Colby College

Maher MahmoodMaher Mahmood, former translator, U.S. Army

Wilma Robles-Meléndez, PhD, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice, Nova Southeastern University Florida

Andrea Keenan, Director of College and Career Counseling and Program Chair, Excel Academy Charter High School

Nyal Fuentes, College and Career Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Emily Crawford-Rossi, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor, PK12 Leadership and Policy, University of Missouri

Sulynn MiaoSulynn Miao, Content and Curriculum Manager, Immigrant History Initiative

Amber Miller, Adult Education ESL Instructor, Austin Community College

Jill EisenbergJill Eisenberg, Vice President of Business Development, Curriculum & Literacy Strategy, Lee & Low Books

Sally NobingerSally, Advising Coordinator, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. 

Anna FanAnna, Education and Career Advisor, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. 

Laurianne PoschLaurianne, Education and Career Advisor, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. 

View recordings and resources from past webinars on immigrant integration, education and research.

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