Educator Webinars

To bring immigration into the classroom and encourage the progress of immigrant and refugee students, The ILC Public Education Institute hosts free online workshops, interactive webinars and a growing resource library for teachers, administrators, librarians, counselors and volunteers.

 

 

The 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.

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The webinars, workshops and resource library are part of The ILC Public Education Institute’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 resource library.


Teaching Immigration Now:
Current Events in the Classroom

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Latest Immigration Policy Update
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

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Recording

 

Impact on Students and Resources for Teachers
Monica Bauer, Anti-Defamation League
Kira Simon, Anti-Defamation League

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Recording

Resources:

Survey Reveals Alarming Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Public Schools

Lesson Plans/Resources on Immigration, Immigrants and Anti-Immigrant Bias

 

Identities and Stories as Teaching and Community-building Tools
Federico Salas-Isnardi, FSI Diversity and Education

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Recording

Resources:

History of U.S. Immigration

Define American

 

Teaching Immigration Now Discussion
Adam Strom, Re-imagining Migration
Monica Bauer, Anti-Defamation League
Kira Simon, Anti-Defamation League
Federico Salas-Isnardi, FSI Diversity and Education

Recording

Resources:

Checklist for reflection on culturally responsive teaching

Questions to guide intentional teaching about migration

Ecology of Identity

 

Chat Log
Some of the best ideas come from the participants themselves.

Chat Log

Presenters: 

Adam Strom
Director, Re-imagining Migration

Monica Bauer
Director, Hispanic Affairs, Anti-Defamation League

Kira Simon
Director, Curriculum and Training, Anti-Defamation League

Federico Salas-Isnardi
President and Lead Instructor, FSI Diversity and Education

Denzil Mohammed
Director, The ILC Public Education Institute


 

Educator Resource Library

Becoming American: Immigration ExperiencesThis 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.WebsiteFacing History

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What is Our Obligation to Asylum Seekers?Lesson plan to help students understand international and US policy on asylum and its human consequencesWebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
The Immigration Detention SyllabusSixteen-part series of readings and tools to support education, research and action to examine the U.S. immigration detention systemWebsiteFreedom for Immigrants
Islamic Networks GroupSeveral lessons for middle school through college audiences, teaching about Muslims and their faithWebsiteIslamic Networks Group
Teaching Immigration with the Immigrant Stories ProjectA 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.PDFThe 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.WebsiteThe Advocates for Human Rights
Podcasting the Immigrant ExperienceThis project was implemented by 8th grade students, but this lesson plan can be adapted for students at other grade levels.WebsiteShare My Lesson
Everyday BiasIn 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.WebsiteAnti-Defamation League
Hispanic Heritage Month Resource CollectionCurated collection of lesson plans, activities, and classroom resources from Share My Lesson.WebsiteShare My Lesson
Telling the Family StoryThe finished product of this lesson is an illustrated book and an opportunity to read the story aloud to others.WebsiteShare My Lesson
Lesson Plans to Create More Welcoming ClassroomsSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFSara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting
Lesson Plans to Create More Welcoming ClassroomsRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoSara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL CurriculumSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFSarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL CurriculumRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoSarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Anti-Bias Resources for EducatorsExtensive resources for K-12 educators, administrators, students and family members to promote diversity and anti-bias behaviorWebsiteAnti-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 immigrantsWebsiteAnti-Defamation League
The Legacies of Chinese Exclusion Lesson plan examining the question: How has the history of Chinese exclusion shaped enduring attitudes about difference, citizenship, and American identity?WebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United StatesUnit of six lessons designed to launch a course about United States history, literature or civic life through an examination of students’ individual identitiesWebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
Becoming American: Exploring Names and IdentitiesIcebreaker lesson plan in which students create a class identity chartWebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
Understanding the Global Refugee CrisisLesson plan featuring Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and a critical look at a historical momentWebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
Teach Immigration Lesson PlansCollection of 23 lesson plans (and growing) on U.S. immigrationWebsiteTeach 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 refugeesPDFThe Immigration History Research Center and The Advocates for Human Rights
Changing Demographics: What Can We Do to Promote Respect?Grade Level 9-12WebsiteTeaching Tolerance
How Does Immigration Shape the Nation’s Identity?Grade Level 9-12WebsiteTeaching Tolerance
Building Welcoming SchoolsThis toolkit an easily accessible way to promote a welcoming school and participate in Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week.PDFWelcoming America
Living UndocumentedShort film Living Undocumented with lesson plan and resource guideWebsiteDr. 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 CenterPDFAmerican Immigration Council
Immigration Lesson PlansLessons, printables, references and articles to enhance U.S. immigration history curriculum, including immigration statistics, lessons on Ellis Island, the Pilgrims and much moreWebsiteTeacherVision
Public Broadcasting Lessons on ImmigrationLesson plans, videos, audio and documents about U.S. immigration from PBSWebsitePublic Broadcasting System (PBS)
Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and TodayTeacher’s activity guideWebsiteSchoolastic
Primary SourceK-12 lesson plans and resource guides on global issues, cultures and histories.WebsitePrimary Source
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Waking DreamSix-episode series showing the reality of young people in the DACA programVideoIndie Lens Storycast
Muslim Youth VoicesSeries of stories showing the many identities and experiences of Muslim AmericansVideoCenter for Asian American Media
Immigrant Student TraumaPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoClaire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting
Immigrants Escaping War and Conflict: Sharing, Learning and HealingPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFClaire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting
Immigrants Escaping War and Conflict: Sharing, Learning and HealingPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoClaire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting
Creating a Pipeline of Hope and How Teachers and Schools Can RespondPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDavid Aguayo, University of Missouri; Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools; Alaisa Grudzinski, LCSW-R, Molloy College
Immersion: A Short Fiction FilmTwelve-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.VideoRichard Levien, Director
My Immigration StoryMiriam Martinez told her story at TEDxCarverMilitaryAcademyVideoTEDx Talks
Psychological Profile of Immigrant and Refugee StudentsSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFDr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
Psychological Profile of Immigrant and Refugee StudentsRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoDr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
I Learn America trailerVideo clip of the documentary I Learn America that follows five recent immigrants in their senior year at NYC’s International High School at LafayetteVideoJean-Michel Dissard
Interview with Adult Children of Immigrant EntrepreneursGraduate students profiled in The ILC report Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs speak about their emotional and inspirational journeys to successYouTube videoThe Immigrant Learning Center
Promoting Success of Immigrant Students: Charlestown HighA digital story of the struggles of Chinese immigrant students at a Charlestown, MA, high schoolYouTube videoBoston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Books that Explore the Refugee ExperienceList of books for all grade levels on the experiences of refugees around the worldWebsiteEdutopia
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 recordingDr. Michael Sadowski, Harvard Education Press
Asian Immigrants in the U.S.Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. Paul Watanabe, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Latino Immigrants in the U.S.Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoJared Sanchez, University of California
Latino Student Success: A Key Driver on the Road to Goal 2025Case studies from a report showing how America’s economic future increasingly depends on graduating more Latinos from collegeVideoLumina Foundation
Research from Excelencia in EducationResearch 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”WebsiteExcelencia in Education
Growing What Works: Lessons Learned Replicating Promising Practices for Latino Student SuccessThis 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.PDFExcelencia in Education
Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant GiftsImmigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts chronicles the experience of 11 immigrant groups in the U.S. written by 11 experts in their respective fields.BookThe Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
The Sociology of ImmigrationSlides from 2012 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Lorna Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
The Sociology of Immigration Part 1Recording from 2012 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. Lorna Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
The Sociology of Immigration Part 2Recording from 2012 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. Lorna Rivera, University of Massachusetts Boston
Movie ListList of recommended films that feature the immigrant experiencePDF
Empowering Immigrant Students and DreamersSlides from the director and co-producer of the short film Living Undocumented presentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Tatyana Kleyn, City College of New York
Empowering Immigrant Students and DreamersRecording of the director and co-producer of the short film Living Undocumented presentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. Tatyana Kleyn, City College of New York
Leaving Family Behind: Understanding the Irregular Migration of Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking MinorsThis article focuses on why unaccompanied minors chose to leave their families and their experiencesPDFIgnacio Correa-Velez, Mariana Nardoneand Katharine Knoetze
Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools Guide for educators on classroom supportPDFLisa M. Edwards and Jacki Black
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
America’s Evolving Classrooms: Latest Immigration DataPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
America’s Evolving Classrooms: Latest Immigration DataPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Immigrants by StateFact sheets containing demographic and economic information about immigrants by state.WebsiteAmerican Immigration Council
Mapping Immigrant PopulationsFact sheets for select cities and states containing maps, demographic and economic dataWebsiteInstitute for Immigration Research
Immigration Data on DemandThis free service provides customized fact sheets with maps and data on U.S. immigration.WebsiteInstitute for Immigration Research
America’s Changing Classrooms and Communities: Data and ProjectionsPresentation slides from 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
America’s Changing Classrooms and Communities: Data and ProjectionsPresentation recording from 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoDenzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Interactive Immigration MapAn interactive map that depicts how groups of immigrants settled across the United StatesWebsiteNew York Times
Migration Data HubCollection of white papers and interactive data visualization tools about U.S. immigrationWebsiteMigration Policy Institute
Timeline of U.S. ImmigrationSlides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Multicultural LearningSet of resources about multicultural education in the classroomWebsiteThe National Association for Multicultural Education
Teacher as Ally: Taking Back the Immigration NarrativePresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFFederico Salas-Isnardi, Literacy Texas
Teacher as Ally: Taking Back the Immigration NarrativePresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoFederico Salas-Isnardi, Literacy Texas
Developing Critical Consciousness: Five Things Teachers Can DoPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFLisa Dorner, University of Missouri/Missouri Dual Language Network
Developing Critical Consciousness: Five Things Teachers Can DoPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoLisa Dorner, University of Missouri/Missouri Dual Language Network
How Teachers’ Pasts Impact Students’ FuturesPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoAlaisa Grudzinski, LCSW-R, Molloy College
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 updatedBookBeverly Daniel Tatum
Can “Critical Consciousness” Close the Opportunity Gap?Researchers study how schools engage students of color in analyzing and challenging racial inequityArticleSara Rimer, Boston University
Patterns and Perceptions: Breaking Down Implicit BiasRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoStacy Davison, Anti-Defamation League
Debunking the Middle Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools are Good for All KidsThis 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.BookEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Models that Value Classroom DiversityPanel discussion from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoSilja 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 ChildrenBeginning 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.PDFDr. Michaela W. Colombo, Beyond the Journal
ELL Shifting to an Asset-Based ParadigmRather 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.PDFAnnenberg Institute for School Reform
White PrivilegeExercise based on Unpacking the Invisible KnapsackPDFDr. Peggy McIntosh
You Have to Live in Somebody Else’s Country to UnderstandExercise based on poem You Have to Live in Somebody Else’s Country to UnderstandPDFNoy Chao
Developing an Asset-Based Perspective of Immigrant StudentsSlides from 2015 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFChiara Magini, The ILC Public Education Institute
Developing an Asset-Based Perspective of Immigrant StudentsRecording from 2015 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoChiara Magini, The ILC Public Education Institute
Developing an Asset-Based Perspective of Immigrant StudentsWorksheet from 2015 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFChiara Magini, The ILC Public Education Institute
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
3 Ways to Address the Latest News on Immigration With Your StudentsBlog post with suggestions for helping students address fears and reflect on immigration policy changesWebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
Essential Resources from Re-imagining MigrationList of key resources from 2019 Share My Lesson webinar, “A Framework to Address Anti-Immigrant Bias and Encourage Culturally Responsive Inclusion”WebsiteAdam Strom & Aakanksha Gupta, Re-imagining Migration
Building Welcoming Schools Teaching and Lesson ActivitiesPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFClaire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting
Building Welcoming Schools Teaching and Lesson ActivitiesPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoClaire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting
The Inner World of the Immigrant ChildBook telling the story of one teacher’s odyssey to understand immigrant children and create a learning environment that is responsive to their feelings and needsWebsiteChristine Igoa
Creating a Welcoming Classroom EnvironmentArticle with stages of cultural accommodation and classroom strategiesWebsiteColorín Colorado
Using a Strengths-Based Approach with ELs: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence and Chronic StressArticle with strategiesWebsiteDebbie Zacarian, Lourdes Álvarez-Ortiz and Judie Haynes, Colorín Colorado
Traumatic ExperiencesResources for working with children and families who have experienced trauma.WebsiteSesame Street in Communities
Supporting Families in a Time of FearArticle with advice for educators responding to the stress experienced by immigrant students and their families.ArticleGale Kugler, Educational Leadership
How Teachers Can Help Immigrant Kids Feel SafeFive ways to inform and support immigrant and refugee students.ArticleAmy L. Eva, Greater Good Science Center
Anatomy of an AllyAdvice on becoming an effective ally in and out of the classroom.ArticleTeaching Tolerance
Immigrant and Refugee Children: Guide for Educators and Support StaffThis 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.ArticleTeaching Tolerance
Building Ally Behaviors- Online Course for EducatorsThis 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 courseAnti-Defamation League
Empowering Immigrant Students to be Leaders and AdvocatesSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFJulie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
Empowering Immigrant Students to be Leaders and AdvocatesRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoJulie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
Innovative Voices in Education: Engaging Diverse CommunitiesSeventeen innovative educators and community leaders around the world share insights and strategies for building diverse and inclusive school communities.BookEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the ClassroomArticle 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 familiesPDFSara Burnett, Edutopia
Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in SchoolsOne-hour webinar recording that shows how schools can promote a culture of welcome and models that workWebsiteWelcoming America
Welcoming Refugees – EducationStories and case studies of welcoming practices in education throughout the U.S.WebsiteWelcoming America
Welcoming Week ToolkitToolkit designed for adult educators who are interested in building more inclusive classrooms and communitiesPDFWelcoming America
The Role of the Teacher in Diverse ClassroomsSlides from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFFederico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning
The Role of the Teacher in Diverse ClassroomsRecording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoFederico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning
Migration of Unaccompanied Children to the U.S.: Factors in Successful IntegrationThis article focuses on six themes that
promote, and at times hinder the successful integration of unaccompanied minors in their communities
PDFUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A ToolkitThis toolkit is for people who value student-centered approaches to learning, based in solid science and best practice.WebsiteJane Feinberg, Helen Beattie and Daniel Baron, Students at the Center
Student-Centered LearningSlides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Barbara Cervone, What Kids Can Do
Promising Educational Practices for Immigrant Students and All StudentsSlides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Susan Eaton, One Nation Indivisible and Harvard University
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Building Relationships With Immigrant Communities Through Local Cultural ImmersionAn episode of Higher Aspirations, a podcast series for the ELL community, featuring Laura GardnerWebsiteEllevation
How to Cultivate Immigrant Parents Leadership Skills and How Immigration Impacts Our SchoolsPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFLaura Gardner, Gardner and Associates: Immigrants, Refugees and Schools; Lisa Dorner, University of Missouri/Missouri Dual Language Network; Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
How to Cultivate Immigrant Parents Leadership Skills and How Immigration Impacts Our SchoolsPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoLaura Gardner, Gardner and Associates: Immigrants, Refugees and Schools; Lisa Dorner, University of Missouri/Missouri Dual Language Network; Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Creating Empathy in the ClassroomPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDawn E. Duncan, Concordia College / Narrative 4
Creating Empathy in the ClassroomPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDawn E. Duncan, Concordia College / Narrative 4
Relationship-building in the Classroom and CommunityPresentation Slides from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Relationship-building in the Classroom and CommunityPresentation Recording from 2018 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Developing Inclusive Multilingual Family Literacy ProjectsPaper describing one school’s attempt to create a unique, asset-based multilingual literacy project with families, including challenges and recommendationsPDFLisa M. Dorner, et al
Information for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents and Guardians and
for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them
This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.PDFU.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education
Making Your First ELL Home Visit: A Guide for Classroom TeachersArticle with practical tips for home visitsWebsiteGisela Ernst-Slavit and Michele Mason, Colorín Colorado
A Guide for Engaging ELL Families: Twenty Strategies for School LeadersIn-depth document with strategies and resourcesPDFLydia Breiseth, Colorín Colorado
Family Engagement with Refugee PopulationsPresentation from the 2018 National Family & Community Engagement conferencePDFLaura Gardner, MSW on behalf of Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Why I’m not involved: Parental involvement from a parent’s perspectiveArticle sharing an immigrant mother’s personal experience with American educationWebsiteJung-Ah Choi
Four Stages of Immigrant Parent InvolvementReprinted with permission: “From Survivors to Leaders: Stages of Immigrant Parent Involvement in Schools” (Young-chan Han, 2012)PDFYoung-chan Han
Abriendo Puertas/Opening DoorsAbriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5.WebsiteAbriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
Resources for Supporting Immigrant FamiliesResource list for supporting families of K-12 studentsPDFEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Building Partnerships with Immigrant ParentsCreating authentic two-way partnerships with immigrant families by transcending traditional parent involvement approachesPDFAndrea Sobel and Eileen Gale Kugler, Educational Leadership
Partnering with Parents and Families to Support Immigrant and Refugee Children at SchoolSupporting 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.PDFThe Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools
Helping immigrant and refugee students succeedSchool-based mental health services which partner with families open doors to academic achievement.PDFThe 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.PDFEileen Kugler, Educational Leadership
Debunking Myths by Engaging with Immigrant Students and ParentsRecording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoClaire 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 LearnersPresentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Molloy College
Establishing Optimal Relationships Between Educators, Parents and Students Through DialoguePresentation from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFAlaísa Grudzinski, psychotherapist
Alternative Approaches to Teacher-Student-Parent EngagementRecording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. 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 StatusResource offering support on how to make care plans for childrenPDFOffice of the Attorney General Maura Healy
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Moving StoriesAn app to record, share and explore migration storiesWebsiteRe-Imagining Migration
Digital Resources to Create Independent Learning Opportunities for Your ESOL StudentsDigital Literacy resource listPDFFirst Literacy Resources
StorytellingSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFDr. Elizabeth Venditto, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
StorytellingVideofrom the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoDr. Elizabeth Venditto, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
The Building Bridges Welcoming Stories ProjectSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFJulie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
The Building Bridges Welcoming Stories ProjectRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoJulie Mann, Newcomers High School, NY
Crossing Borders with Digital StorytellingRecording from 2015 Immigrant Students Success WorkshopVideoSara Burnett, LMNO Educational Consulting
Crossing Borders with Digital StorytellingLesson plans for using digital storytelling to capture immigration storiesWebsiteTeach Immigration
Building Bridges Through Storytelling: What Are Your Students’ Stories?Article, booklist and tips for helping ELLs tell their storiesWebsiteLaura Grisso, Colorín Colorado
English Language Learners and the Power of Personal StoriesArticle published by The New York TimesWebsiteLarry Ferlazzo and Katherine Schulten
Empowering ELLs with Digital StoriesArticle and resourcesWebsiteRusul Alrubail, Teaching Tolerance
How to Incorporate Digital Storytelling to Empower Student VoiceGuide and digital toolsWebsiteRusul Alrubail, Edutopia
A Guide to Producing Student Digital StorytellersArticle with steps and subject-specific ideasWebsiteMichael Hernandez, EdSurge
Exploring Young Immigrant StoriesLesson plan for grades 3-5WebsiteTeaching Tolerance
7 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners TalkingArticle with apps for elementary, middle, and high school studentsWebsiteErin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Graphite
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Tasting History: How to Teach Immigration to a Class of ImmigrantsBlog post about making a class cookbook with immigrant studentsWebsiteFacing History and Ourselves
Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to KnowArticle that helps educators understand the role that academic language plays in their classrooms and in ELL student successWebsiteLydia Breiseth, Colorín Colorado
Connect Students’ Background Knowledge to Content in the ELL ClassroomArticle with strategies and best practicesWebsiteKristina Robertson, Colorín Colorado
Immigrant Integration and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)Reports, case studies, toolkits and more resources for ESOL teachersWebsiteWorld Education
Teacher to Teacher: Creative Ideas for Teaching ESOLBlog posts from an ESOL educator, writer and presenter of development workshops for ESOL teachersWebsiteSarah Lynn
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL CurriculumSlides from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopPDFSarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Discovering our Shared History: An ESOL CurriculumRecording from the 2017 Immigrant Student Success workshopVideoSarah Lynn, Pearson English Language Teaching
Teaching Language and Content Through ProjectsSlides from 2015 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFKatie Li, Charlestown High School; Internationals Network for Public Schools
Teaching Language and Content Through ProjectsRecording from 2015 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoKatie Li, Charlestown High School; Internationals Network for Public Schools
 ELL Shifting to an Asset-Based ParadigmRather 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.PDFAnnenberg Institute for School Reform
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Immigrant and Refugee Children: Guide for Educators and Support StaffThis 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.ArticleTeaching Tolerance
In the Classroom and Beyond: Supporting Refugee StudentsResources from 2018 webinar, including video recording.Web pageCities of Migration Learning Exchange webinar series
Promoting a Culture of Welcome for Refugees in SchoolsOne-hour webinar recording that shows how schools can promote a culture of welcome and models that workWebsiteWelcoming America
Welcoming Refugees – EducationStories and case studies of welcoming practices in education throughout the U.S.WebsiteWelcoming America
Books that Explore the Refugee ExperienceList of books for all grade levels on the experiences of refugees around the worldWebsiteEdutopia
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Global BostonDigital project chronicling the history of immigration to greater Boston since the early nineteenth centuryWebsiteBoston College
Global Boston: For TeachersUnit 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).WebsiteBoston 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 yearsExhibit
Who We Are: Boston Immigration Then and Now exhibit at Norman P. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public LibraryThis 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 neighborhoodsExhibit
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 MuseumThe Boston Black exhibit invites dialogue about race, ethnicity, identity and community.Exhibit
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Anti-Semitism and Addressing HateResource collection in response to the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in PittsburghWebsiteShare My Lesson
Re-imagining Migration Learning ArcResearch-based, comprehensive and actionable set of principles designed to prepare educators and institutions to respond to changing demographicsWebsiteVeronica Boix Mansilla
Understanding PrejudiceCollection of resources and activities on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism and diversityWebsiteUnderstanding Prejudice
What Teachers Supporting Undocumented Students Should KnowShort article outlining student and family rights as well as tips for educatorsWebsitePaula Ann Solis
Immigrant Student Success: Strategies and Tools for K-12 and Adult EducatorsSummary and resource guide from 2018 educator workshopPDFThe Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Children of Immigrants Webinar SeriesRecorded webinar series sharing research relating to the early learning and development needs of children in immigrant families.WebsiteFoundation for Child Development
Immigrant Voices and Stories: Empowering Your Immigrant StudentsJoin 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 WebinarShare My Lesson
3 Ways to Address the Latest News on Immigration with Your StudentsThis article was written in response to a particular news story, but could be helpful in dealing with any negative news on immigration.PDFFacing History
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant EducationThe 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.WebsiteThe Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Teacher as Ally and Advocate for Immigrant and Refugee StudentsSlides from 2017 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFFederico Salas-Isnardi, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning, Texas A&M University
Teacher as Ally and Advocate for Immigrant and Refugee StudentsRecording from 2017 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoFederico 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 WorkshopPDFEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Supporting Immigrant Families in Today’s Climate: What Can Schools Do?Recording from 2017 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoEileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Key Elements for Immigrant Student SuccessRecording from 2016 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoSarah Lynn of Pearson ELT; Center for Workforce Development, Harvard University
Promoting Success of Immigrant StudentsSlides from 2014 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopPDFDr. Phitsamay Uy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Promoting Success of Immigrant StudentsRecording from 2014 Immigrant Student Success WorkshopVideoDr. Phitsamay Uy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
The History ProjectDigital library of images, texts and videos that can be helpful for teaching U.S. immigration historyWebsiteUC Davis