Immigrant Student Success Online Workshops Hub2

2021 Immigrant Student Success banner; July 7 & 8, 2021, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Ground Rules

Imperative to this online workshop is the sharing of ideas, experiences and opinions. There are participants from all over the U.S.! Owing to the contentious and emotional nature of the subject of immigration, let’s aim for mutual respect. In this way, we can create a safe but vibrant learning and sharing event. 

  1. Nonverbal communication cues are lost on the internet. In the chat box, Q&As and chat rooms, choose your words carefully. 
  2. It is okay to speak with others about your reactions and stories; it is also okay to pass and actively listen. 
  3. Listen and react to each other’s experiences while trusting others’ good intentions. 
  4. Be open to feedback from others. One of the best ways to learn is to build on another’s experience. 


These activities will help you get familiar with the concepts our presenters will lay out. We encourage you to complete the activities that are relevant to your teaching situation. Please try to complete the Day One activity before Wednesday!

Day 1: Read 10 Things Educators Need to Know about Unaccompanied Minors by Laura Gardner.

Watch Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School and reflect on the following prompts on this Padlet:

  • What actions have you seen at your school(s) to address or combat anti-Asian racism?
  • What measures would you like to see?

Day 2: Explore the Tenement Museum’s Your Story Our Story Project. This exhibit is a growing collection of object based personal stories. With this initiative, we hope to reveal the complexities of American identity and connections between countries, generations and experiences. So far, the stories are wide-ranging, nuanced, and diverse, full of questions or rich with detail about family heritage. They can be about anything! Read a few contributors’ object stories and think about an object that tells a story about you. To broaden the definition, an object is anything that carries meaning. This can include a recipe, meal, holiday tradition, song, a name and so on. Click here to view FAQs. If you feel so compelled, write your story and submit it on the Your Story Our Story project.

Technical Requirements

Before the online workshop, do a quick Zoom Webinar test of your device here. For best results, download the Zoom app, available here in the App Store for an iPhone and here in Google Play for an Android. If you cannot download the app, click Join > Download & Run Zoom > CANCEL > Join from Your Browser. 

See below to find out how to use: 

If you cannot resolve your technical issues with the links above, email 


Meet the Team

Denzil Mohammed

Denzil Mohammed, MS

Denzil Mohammed is an intercultural communications professional who works to build understanding across boundaries utilizing an asset-based approach. Since 2011, he has managed specialized online education, a variety of research initiatives, and collaborative public events that promote immigrants as economic and social assets to America as director of The ILC Public Education Institute.

Jaisang Sun

Jaisang Sun, PhD Candidate

Jaisang Sun is currently completing his doctoral degree at Syracuse University with research on the deportation of refugees. His research and teaching interests include immigration history, policy and diaspora politics. He is the research associate at The ILC Public Education Institute.

Ariana Moir, MA

Ariana Moir specializes in adult learning and educational programming. With over ten years of experience in the not-for-profit and education fields, her background includes teaching English in adult education and university settings and creating cross-cultural programs for educators, families and students. She is the education program coordinator at The ILC Public Education Institute.

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