Immigrant Student Success

Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free online workshop offered every July, is for teachers, administrators, librarians, counselors and volunteers to encourage the progress of immigrant and refugee students for the benefit of the whole classroom.

 

These interactive online workshops utilize an innovative format that mixes videos, live exercises with experts and group chats to offer a rich platform for learning and sharing in real time.

This online workshop is part of The Immigrant Learning Center’s ongoing commitment to immigrant success. Starting with in-person workshops in 2004 and debuting online in 2012, thousands of educators from 44 states have had their questions answered by experts, collaborated with colleagues and gained tools and ideas for free without leaving home. Click here to learn about our partners that present and promote our workshops.

Materials from previous online workshops are listed below followed by a wealth of resources for supporting immigrant students.

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Immigrant Student Success:
Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators (2018)

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DAY 1:

America’s Evolving Classrooms: Latest Immigration Data
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Immigration Data on Demand: Request a free fact sheet on the foreign-born customized for your local needs

 


 

Teacher as Ally: Taking Back the Immigration Narrative
Federico Salas-Isnardi, Literacy Texas

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Immigrant and Refugee Children: Guide for Educators and Support Staff

Anatomy of an Ally

 


 

Immigrant Student Trauma
Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting
Federico Salas-Isnardi, Literacy Texas
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute (moderator)

Recording 

 


 

Immigrants Escaping War and Conflict: Sharing, Learning and Healing
Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

How Teachers Can Help Immigrant Kids Feel Safe

In the Classroom and Beyond: Supporting Refugee Students

 


 

Developing Critical Consciousness: Five Things Teachers Can Do
Lisa Dorner, University of Missouri/Missouri Dual Language Network

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Can “Critical Consciousness” Close the Opportunity Gap?

 


 

How to Cultivate Immigrant Parents’ Leadership Skills for Engaging in Advocacy
Laura Gardner, Gardner and Associates: Immigrants, Refugees and Schools

How Immigration Impacts Our Schools: Building Alliances and Allies
Laura Gardner, Gardner and Associates: Immigrants, Refugees and Schools
Lisa Dorner, University of Missouri/Missouri Dual Language Network
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

 


 

Chat Log
Some of the best ideas come from the participants themselves. See how the conversation developed and what ideas and resources were shared.

Chat Log – Day 1

DAY 2:

Policy Update: What the What?
Sarang Sekhavat, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Updates on Immigration Policy Changes

Public Charge update

Immigration Impact Blog

 


 

Creating a Pipeline of Hope: One Immigrant Student’s Journey
David Aguayo, University of Missouri

How Teachers and Schools Can Respond
Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Alaisa Grudzinski, LCSW-R, Molloy College
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute (moderator)

Recording 

Resources:

TEDxTalk: My Immigration Story

Lesson Plan: Telling the Family Story

 


 

How Teachers’ Pasts Impact Students’ Futures
Alaisa Grudzinski, LCSW-R, Molloy College

Recording 

Resources:

Book: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Lesson Plan: Implicit Bias

 


 

Building Welcoming Schools Teaching and Lesson Activities
Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Webinar On Demand: Empowering Your Immigrant Students

Building Welcoming Schools toolkit

 


 

Creating Empathy in the Classroom
Dawn E. Duncan, Concordia College / Narrative 4

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Lesson Plan: Podcasting the Immigrant Experience

The Tale of Two Schools

 


 

Relationship-building in the Classroom and Community
Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools

Slides
Recording 

Resources:

Article: “Supporting Families in a Time of Fear” 

Four stages of immigrant parent involvement

 


 

Chat Log
Some of the best ideas come from the participants themselves. See what ideas and resources were shared.

Chat Log – Day 2


 

Educator Resources

Title Description Media Author
Teaching Immigration with the Immigrant Stories Project A three-unit curriculum for students grades 8 to adult that helps students learn about immigration, past and present, through original video stories made by immigrants and refugees. PDF The Advocates for Human Rights
Energy of a Nation, Immigrants in America, 3rd Ed. Comprehensive curriculum for teaching about immigration for students in grades 8 to adult, with a module for upper elementary and middle grade students. Website The Advocates for Human Rights
Podcasting the Immigrant Experience This project was implemented by 8th grade students, but this lesson plan can be adapted for students at other grade levels. Website Share My Lesson
Everyday Bias In this lesson, students explore implicit and explicit bias, learn about recent incidents of everyday bias and self-reflect about situations in which they have experienced or encountered everyday type of bias. Website Anti-Defamation League
Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Collection Curated collection of lesson plans, activities, and classroom resources from Share My Lesson. Website Share My Lesson
Telling the Family Story The finished product of this lesson is an illustrated book and an opportunity to read the story aloud to others. Website Share My Lesson
Lesson Plans to Create More Welcoming Classrooms Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Sara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting
Lesson Plans to Create More Welcoming Classrooms Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Sara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL Curriculum Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Sarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL Curriculum Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Sarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Anti-Bias Resources for Educators Extensive resources for K-12 educators, administrators, students and family members to promote diversity and anti-bias behavior Website Anti-Defamation League
Huddled Mass or Second Class?: Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias in the U.S. K-12 lesson plans to help students build empathy and understanding for the experiences of immigrants Website Anti-Defamation League
Becoming American: Immigration Experiences This lesson focuses on the experiences of Chinese and Jewish immigrants in America during the late 1800s as a means of exploring the process of becoming “American” and looks at what makes someone an American. Website Facing History
Teach Immigration Lesson Plans Collection of 23 lesson plans (and growing) on U.S. immigration Website Teach Immigration
Teaching Immigration with the Immigrant Stories Project Lessons for grades 8 to adult audiences that help students learn about aspects of United States immigration, past and present, through the personal experiences of immigrants and refugees PDF The Immigration History Research Center and The Advocates for Human Rights
Changing Demographics: What Can We Do to Promote Respect? Grade Level 9-12 Website Teaching Tolerance
How Does Immigration Shape the Nation’s Identity? Grade Level 9-12 Website Teaching Tolerance
Building Welcoming Schools This toolkit an easily accessible way to promote a welcoming school and participate in Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week. PDF Welcoming America
Living Undocumented Short film Living Undocumented with lesson plan and resource guide Website Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, City College of New York
Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling Common-Core aligned immigration lesson plan developed by the AIC’s Community Education Center PDF American Immigration Council
Immigration Lesson Plans Lessons, printables, references and articles to enhance U.S. immigration history curriculum, including immigration statistics, lessons on Ellis Island, the Pilgrims and much more Website TeacherVision
Public Broadcasting Lessons on Immigration Lesson plans, videos, audio and documents about U.S. immigration from PBS Website Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today Teacher’s activity guide Website Schoolastic
Primary Source K-12 lesson plans and resource guides on global issues, cultures and histories. Website Primary Source
Title Description Media Author
Immersion: A Short Fiction Film Twelve-minute film about a ten-year-old boy who has just immigrated from Mexico. He doesn’t speak English but hopes to do well on his math test. Video Richard Levien, Director
My Immigration Story Miriam Martinez told her story at TEDxCarverMilitaryAcademy Video TEDx Talks
Psychological Profile of Immigrant and Refugee Students Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
Psychological Profile of Immigrant and Refugee Students Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
I Learn America trailer Video clip of the documentary I Learn America that follows five recent immigrants in their senior year at NYC’s International High School at Lafayette Video Jean-Michel Dissard
Interview with Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs Graduate students profiled in The ILC report Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs speak about their emotional and inspirational journeys to success YouTube video The Immigrant Learning Center
Promoting Success of Immigrant Students: Charlestown High A digital story of the struggles of Chinese immigrant students at a Charlestown, MA, high school YouTube video Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Books that Explore the Refugee Experience List of books for all grade levels on the experiences of refugees around the world Website Edutopia
How Can Schools Best Support Immigrant Students? Michael Sadowski, author of the book Portraits of Promise, shares the perspective and voices of successful immigrant students from across the country. Podcast recording Dr. Michael Sadowski, Harvard Education Press
Asian Immigrants in the U.S. Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Paul Watanabe, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Latino Immigrants in the U.S. Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Jared Sanchez, University of California
Latino Student Success: A Key Driver on the Road to Goal 2025 Case studies from a report showing how America’s economic future increasingly depends on graduating more Latinos from college Video Lumina Foundation
Research from Excelencia in Education Research and data on Latino students in higher education on topics such as “What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education” and “Supporting Latino Community College Students” Website Excelencia in Education
Growing What Works: Lessons Learned Replicating Promising Practices for Latino Student Success This report examines the ways in which America can accelerate Latino student success in higher education. It looks at programs and strategies that improve the success of Latino students that can be replicated or scaled up to serve more students. PDF Excelencia in Education
Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts chronicles the experience of 11 immigrant groups in the U.S. written by 11 experts in their respective fields. Book The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
The Sociology of Immigration Slides from 2012 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Lorna Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
The Sociology of Immigration Part 1 Recording from 2012 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Lorna Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
The Sociology of Immigration Part 2 Recording from 2012 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Lorna Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
Movie List List of recommended films that feature the immigrant experience PDF
Empowering Immigrant Students and Dreamers Slides from the director and co-producer of the short film Living Undocumented presentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, City College of New York
Empowering Immigrant Students and Dreamers Recording of the director and co-producer of the short film Living Undocumented presentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, City College of New York
Leaving Family Behind: Understanding the Irregular Migration of Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Minors This article focuses on why unaccompanied minors chose to leave their families and their experiences PDF Ignacio Correa-Velez, Mariana Nardoneand Katharine Knoetze
Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools Guide for educators on classroom support PDF Lisa M. Edwards and Jacki Black
Title Description Media Author
Immigrants by State Fact sheets containing demographic and economic information about immigrants by state. Website American Immigration Council
Mapping Immigrant Populations Fact sheets for select cities and states containing maps, demographic and economic data Website Institute for Immigration Research
Immigration Data on Demand This free service provides customized fact sheets with maps and data on U.S. immigration. Website Institute for Immigration Research
America’s Changing Classrooms and Communities: Data and Projections Presentation slides from 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
America’s Changing Classrooms and Communities: Data and Projections Presentation recording from 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Interactive Immigration Map An interactive map that depicts how groups of immigrants settled across the United States Website New York Times
Migration Data Hub Collection of white papers and interactive data visualization tools about U.S. immigration Website Migration Policy Institute
Timeline of U.S. Immigration Slides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Title Description Media Author
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
And Other Conversations About Race
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism, fully revised and updated Book Beverly Daniel Tatum
Can “Critical Consciousness” Close the Opportunity Gap? Researchers study how schools engage students of color in analyzing and challenging racial inequity Article Sara Rimer, Boston University
Patterns and Perceptions: Breaking Down Implicit Bias Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Stacy Davison, Anti-Defamation League
Debunking the Middle Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools are Good for All Kids This book helped change the dialogue about the benefits of diversity for every student. It earned two national Book of the Year awards from The National Association for Multicultural Education and Delta Kappa Gamma International. Book Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Models that Value Classroom Diversity Panel discussion from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Silja Kallenbach, World Education, Inc.; Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools; Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting; Susan Rojas, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Reflections from Teachers of Culturally Diverse Children Beginning the journey toward increased cultural competence requires teachers to rethink their assumptions and consider life’s issues through the lenses of people who come from cultural backgrounds different from their own. PDF Dr. Michaela W. Colombo, Beyond the Journal
ELL Shifting to an Asset-Based Paradigm Rather than view educating English language learners as a problem, the innovative practioners, scholars and policy analysts writing this issue of VUE urge us to embrace and value ELLs as bicultural, bilingual leaders of the future. PDF Annenberg Institute for School Reform
White Privilege Exercise based on Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack PDF Dr. Peggy McIntosh
You Have to Live in Somebody Else’s Country to Understand Exercise based on poem You Have to Live in Somebody Else’s Country to Understand PDF Noy Chou
Developing an Asset-Based Perspective of Immigrant Students Slides from 2015 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Chiara Magini, The ILC Public Education Institute
Developing an Asset-Based Perspective of Immigrant Students Recording from 2015 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Chiara Magini, The ILC Public Education Institute
Developing an Asset-Based Perspective of Immigrant Students Worksheet from 2015 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Chiara Magini, The ILC Public Education Institute
Title Description Media Author
The Inner World of the Immigrant Child Book telling the story of one teacher’s odyssey to understand immigrant children and create a learning environment that is responsive to their feelings and needs Website Christine Igoa
Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment Article with stages of cultural accommodation and classroom strategies Website Colorín Colorado
Using a Strengths-Based Approach with ELs: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence and Chronic Stress Article with strategies Website Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Álvarez-Ortiz and Judie Haynes, Colorín Colorado
Traumatic Experiences Resources for working with children and families who have experienced trauma. Website Sesame Street in Communities
Supporting Families in a Time of Fear Article with advice for educators responding to the stress experienced by immigrant students and their families. Article Gale Kugler, Educational Leadership
How Teachers Can Help Immigrant Kids Feel Safe Five ways to inform and support immigrant and refugee students. Article Amy L. Eva, Greater Good Science Center
Anatomy of an Ally Advice on becoming an effective ally in and out of the classroom. Article Teaching Tolerance
Immigrant and Refugee Children: Guide for Educators and Support Staff This guide is for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Article Teaching Tolerance
Building Ally Behaviors- Online Course for Educators This free 20 minute course will help teachers in Grades 3-7 maintain a positive classroom environment that is safe and inclusive so all students can learn and thrive. online course Anti-Defamation League
Empowering Immigrant Students to be Leaders and Advocates Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
Empowering Immigrant Students to be Leaders and Advocates Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
Innovative Voices in Education: Engaging Diverse Communities Seventeen innovative educators and community leaders around the world share insights and strategies for building diverse and inclusive school communities. Book Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom Article on best practices to create a welcoming classroom for immigrant students as well as some helpful do’s and don’ts for building relationships with them and their families PDF Sara Burnett, Edutopia
Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in Schools One-hour webinar recording that shows how schools can promote a culture of welcome and models that work Website Welcoming America
Welcoming Refugees – Education Stories and case studies of welcoming practices in education throughout the U.S. Website Welcoming America
Welcoming Week Toolkit Toolkit designed for adult educators who are interested in building more inclusive classrooms and communities PDF Welcoming America
The Role of the Teacher in Diverse Classrooms Slides from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning
The Role of the Teacher in Diverse Classrooms Recording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning
Migration of Unaccompanied Children to the U.S.: Factors in Successful Integration This article focuses on six themes that
promote, and at times hinder the successful integration of unaccompanied minors in their communities
PDF United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit This toolkit is for people who value student-centered approaches to learning, based in solid science and best practice. Website Jane Feinberg, Helen Beattie and Daniel Baron, Students at the Center
Student-Centered Learning Slides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Barbara Cervone, What Kids Can Do
Promising Educational Practices for Immigrant Students and All Students Slides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Susan Eaton, One Nation Indivisible and Harvard University
Title Description Media Author
Making Your First ELL Home Visit: A Guide for Classroom Teachers Article with practical tips for home visits Website Gisela Ernst-Slavit and Michele Mason, Colorín Colorado
A Guide for Engaging ELL Families: Twenty Strategies for School Leaders In-depth document with strategies and resources PDF Lydia Breiseth, Colorín Colorado
Family Engagement with Refugee Populations Presentation from the 2018 National Family & Community Engagement conference PDF Laura Gardner, MSW on behalf of Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Why I’m not involved: Parental involvement from a parent’s perspective Article sharing an immigrant mother’s personal experience with American education Website Jung-Ah Choi
Four Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement Reprinted with permission: “From Survivors to Leaders: Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement in Schools” (Young-chan Han, 2012) PDF Young-chan Han
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. Website Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
Resources for Supporting Immigrant Families Resource list for supporting families of K-12 students PDF Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Building Partnerships with Immigrant Parents Creating authentic two-way partnerships with immigrant families by transcending traditional parent involvement approaches PDF Andrea Sobel and Eileen Gale Kugler, Educational Leadership
Partnering with Parents and Families to Support Immigrant and Refugee Children at School Supporting the academic success of immigrant and refugee students often focuses on improving their knowledge of English, yet the immigrant experience itself brings challenges beyond learning a new language. PDF The Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools
Helping immigrant and refugee students succeed School-based mental health services which partner with families open doors to academic achievement. PDF The Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools
Is Anyone Listening to Families’ Dreams? Schools can build partnerships with “invisible” parents through targeted programs that value their dreams and experiences. PDF Eileen Kugler, Educational Leadership
Debunking Myths by Engaging with Immigrant Students and Parents Recording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting; Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools; Tatyana Kleyn, City College of New York; Dana Brown, Malden High School
Collaborative Support for English Language Learners Presentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College
Establishing Optimal Relationships Between Educators, Parents and Students Through Dialogue Presentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Alaísa Grudzinski, psychotherapist
Alternative Approaches to Teacher-Student-Parent Engagement Recording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Stephen Burby, Brentwood School District; Andrea Garcia-Fernandez, Year Up; Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College; Alaísa Grudzinski, psychotherapist
Emergency Planning Guide for Parents with Uncertain Immigration Status Resource offering support on how to make care plans for children PDF Office of the Attorney General Maura Healy
Title Description Media Author
Digital Resources to Create Independent Learning Opportunities for Your ESOL Students Digital Literacy resource list PDF First Literacy Resources
Storytelling Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Dr. Elizabeth Venditto, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
Storytelling Videofrom the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Dr. Elizabeth Venditto, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
The Building Bridges Welcoming Stories Project Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
The Building Bridges Welcoming Stories Project Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Julie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling Recording from 2015 Immigrant Students Success Workshop Video Sara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting
Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling Lesson plans for using digital storytelling to capture immigration stories Website Teach Immigration
Building Bridges Through Storytelling: What Are Your Students’ Stories? Article, booklist and tips for helping ELLs tell their stories Website Laura Grisso, Colorín Colorado
English Language Learners and the Power of Personal Stories Article published by The New York Times Website Larry Ferlazzo and Katherine Schulten
Empowering ELLs with Digital Stories Article and resources Website Rusul Alrubail, Teaching Tolerance
How to Incorporate Digital Storytelling to Empower Student Voice Guide and digital tools Website Rusul Alrubail, Edutopia
A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers Article with steps and subject-specific ideas Website Michael Hernandez, EdSurge
Exploring Young Immigrant Stories Lesson plan for grades 3-5 Website Teaching Tolerance
7 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking Article with apps for elementary, middle, and high school students Website Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Graphite
Title Description Media Author
Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know Article that helps educators understand the role that academic language plays in their classrooms and in ELL student success Website Lydia Breiseth, Colorín Colorado
Connect Students’ Background Knowledge to Content in the ELL Classroom Article with strategies and best practices Website Kristina Robertson, Colorín Colorado
Immigrant Integration and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Reports, case studies, toolkits and more resources for ESOL teachers Website World Education
Teacher to Teacher: Creative Ideas for Teaching ESOL Blog posts from an ESOL educator, writer and presenter of development workshops for ESOL teachers Website Sarah Lynn
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL Curriculum Slides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop PDF Sarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL Curriculum Recording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshop Video Sarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Teaching Language and Content Through Projects Slides from 2015 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Katie Li, Charlestown High School; Internationals Network for Public Schools
Teaching Language and Content Through Projects Recording from 2015 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Katie Li, Charlestown High School; Internationals Network for Public Schools
 ELL Shifting to an Asset-Based Paradigm Rather than view educating English language learners as a problem, the innovative practioners, scholars and policy analysts writing this issue of VUE urge us to embrace and value ELLs as bicultural, bilingual leaders of the future. PDF Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Title Description Media Author
Immigrant and Refugee Children: Guide for Educators and Support Staff This guide is for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Article Teaching Tolerance
In the Classroom and Beyond: Supporting Refugee Students Resources from 2018 webinar, including video recording. Web page Cities of Migration Learning Exchange webinar series
Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in Schools One-hour webinar recording that shows how schools can promote a culture of welcome and models that work Website Welcoming America
Welcoming Refugees – Education Stories and case studies of welcoming practices in education throughout the U.S. Website Welcoming America
Books that Explore the Refugee Experience List of books for all grade levels on the experiences of refugees around the world Website Edutopia
Title Description Media Author
Global Boston Digital project chronicling the history of immigration to greater Boston since the early nineteenth century Website Boston College
Global Boston: For Teachers Unit Plan, including seven lessons and a final project, on different aspects of immigration history in Boston. Aligned with 2018 MA curriculum framework for US History I and II (high school). Website Boston College
Dreams of Freedom: Boston’s Immigrant Experience exhibit at Skywalk Observatory Interactive multimedia exhibits that bring to life the experiences of the immigrants who have made Boston their home for more than 400 years Exhibit
Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now exhibit at Norman P. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library This exhibition compares the landscape of today’s “new” Boston with that of 100 years ago. Exhibit
The West End Museum Neighborhood museum dedicated to the history and culture of the West End of Boston, which was heavily influenced by immigrants and was one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods Exhibit
Royall House & Slave Quarters In the eighteenth century, the Royall House and Slave Quarters was home to the largest slaveholding family in Massachusetts. It is now a museum featuring the only remaining slave quarters in the northern United States. Exhibit
Boston Black exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum The Boston Black exhibit invites dialogue about race, ethnicity, identity and community. Exhibit
Title Description Media Author
Immigrant Voices and Stories: Empowering Your Immigrant Students Join experts from Listenwise, Reimagining Migration and UCLA Labor Center for an important conversation on teaching immigrant voices and stories and empowering your immigrant students. On Demand Webinar Share My Lesson
3 Ways to Address the Latest News on Immigration with Your Students This article was written in response to a particular news story, but could be helpful in dealing with any negative news on immigration. PDF Facing History
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education The CCCIE is a national network of community colleges dedicated to giving immigrants and refugees full access to higher education in order to accelerate their success as new Americans and enable them to achieve their educational, career and personal goals. Website The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Teacher as Ally and Advocate for Immigrant and Refugee Students Slides from 2017 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning, Texas A&M University
Teacher as Ally and Advocate for Immigrant and Refugee Students Recording from 2017 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Federico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning, Texas A&M University
Supporting Immigrant Families in Today’s Climate: What Can Schools Do? Slides from 2017 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Supporting Immigrant Families in Today’s Climate: What Can Schools Do? Recording from 2017 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Key Elements for Immigrant Student Success Recording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Sarah Lynn of Pearson ELT; Center for Workforce Development, Harvard University
Promoting Success of Immigrant Students Slides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Dr. Phitsamay Uy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Promoting Success of Immigrant Students Recording from 2014 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Phitsamay Uy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
The History Project Digital library of images, texts and videos that can be helpful for teaching U.S. immigration history Website UC Davis