Immigrant Student Success Conference 2024

Join us for a day-long event filled with sessions to inform and inspire! Gain strategies for empowering immigrant students, creating more welcoming classrooms and centering the immigrant voice across the curriculum in the free virtual conference 2024 Immigrant Student Success: Strategies and Tools for PreK-12 and Adult Educators.

Hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute and featuring experts from across the nation, you will learn from presentations, interactive activities and discussions with speakers how to:

  • Improve the mental health of English learners
  • Foster belonging, identity and agency in your students
  • Provide quality holistic learning experiences for refugee students
  • Navigate the rights of immigrant students with disabilities
  • Harness AI for use in the ESL classroom
  • Engage students with immigration-themed read alouds
  • Incorporate South Asian immigration into your middle and high school social studies classes
  • Understand the immigration landscape today

The 2024 Immigrant Student Success virtual conference is free of charge, but you must register to participate. This virtual conference is designed for PreK-12 and adult educators, administrators, counselors, volunteers and librarians. Certificates of completion are available upon request. It is the educator’s responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their state or district.

New this year: The Immigrant Learning Center is a registered Professional Development Provider (PDP) by the State of Massachusetts. This conference is part of the Immigrant Student Success PDP course, which grants educators 15 PDPs in the following content areas: 1) English Language Learners, and 2) Safe & Supportive Learning Environments. The course is free. Contact Ariana Moir at [email protected] to learn more.

Meet the Presenters: 


Daniela DiGregorio, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, Wilson College

Michelle S. Dromgold-Sermen, PhD, Assistant Director, George Mason Institute for Immigration Research

Julie Kasper, Director of Teacher Learning & Leadership, Center for Professional Learning, Childhood Education International

Jessica Man, PhD Candidate, History Department, Boston College

Diana I. Santiago, Esq., Senior Education Attorney, Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Christopher Stillwell, PhD, English as a Second Language Instructor, Saddleback College

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