Immigrant Student Success Online Workshops Hub

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

Agenda

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Workshop learning objectives:

  • Integrate immigrant stories, voices, history and culture into curriculum and teaching practices  
  • Incorporate trauma-informed and socio-ecological approaches to teaching  
  • Combat racism, specifically anti-Asian and anti-immigrant sentiment  
  • Learn what to expect in the post-pandemic classroom  
  • Reflect upon the role of the teacher in the development of immigrant students

Day One – Wednesday, July 7, 11 AM – 2 PM
(all times EDT)

Homework/prep activity: 

10:59 AM – 11:03 AM

Welcome, Introduction, Troubleshooting, Agenda 

  • Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute 

11:03 AM -11:15 AM 

Immigration Data and Policy Update 

  • Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Slides

Resources:

Immigration Quick Statistics and Fact Sheets

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM 

Understanding Anti-Asian and Anti-Immigrant Discrimination in the U.S.  

  • Paul Watanabe, PhD, University of Massachusetts

Resources:

Official photograph from the “Golden Spike” Ceremony, 1869

Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad’s History

11:35 AM – 12:10 PM 

Addressing Anti-Asian Racism through Engaging and Supporting Students

  • Kathy Lu, Immigrant History Initiative 
  • Julia Chang Wang, Immigrant History Initiative 

Slides

Resources: 

Talking to Kids about Asian American Identity & Racism 

illness & racism: Responding to Anti-Asian Racism during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic 

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM  

Discussion 

  • Paul Watanabe, PhD, University of Massachusetts 
  • Kathy Lu, Immigrant History Initiative 
  • Julia Chang Wang, Immigrant History Initiative

12:30 PM – 12:55 PM  

Supporting Unaccompanied Minor Students 

  • Laura Gardner, MSW, Immigrant Connections  

Slides

Resources: 

10 Things Educators Need to Know about Unaccompanied Minors 

12:55 PM – 1:15 PM 

Trauma-Informed Training 

  • Jeffrey P. Winer, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 

Slides

Resources: 

Refugee and Immigrant Core Stressors Toolkit 

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM 

Discussion  

  • Jeffrey P. Winer, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 
  • Laura Gardner, MSW, Immigrant Connections

1:30 PM – 1:58 PM 

What to Expect in the Post-Pandemic Classroom 

  • Jalene Tamerat, PhD, Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education 

Slides

Resources:

Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

Educating English Learners during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1:58 PM – 2:00 PM 

Wrap-up, Summary and Homework 

  • Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Day Two – Thursday, July 8, 11 AM – 2 PM
(all times EDT)

Homework/prep activity:

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM 

Cultivating Antiracist Identities: Teacher and Student Perspectives 

Slides

Resources:

How to Be an Antiracist Educator: An Interview With Ibram X. Kendi

Hand-out from the Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge
Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh

Activity:

Collaborative antiracist Padlet

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM 

Teaching Chinese Immigration in the 19th Century 

  • Jaisang Sun, The ILC Public Education Institute
  • Ariana Moir, The ILC Public Education Institute

Jigsaw Activity Slides

Chinese Exclusion Act Slides

Resources:

Teaching Chinese Immigration in the 19th Century: Lesson Plans and Resources

Teaching Chinese Immigration in the 19th Century: Handouts and Worksheets

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