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Agenda

This is where you find out timing, links and downloads for each module.

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Workshop learning objectives:

  • You will gain techniques to support your immigrant students, their families and communities.
  • You will understand immigrant trauma and learn strategies for supporting the social-emotional well-being of your newcomer students.
  • You will learn the ways in which anti-immigrant bias negatively affects all students and strategies to use when faced with biased language and situations.
  • You will learn strategies to integrate immigrant stories, voices, history and culture into curriculum and teaching practices.
  • You will discover immigration-related resources to use in your classroom.
  • You will understand current policy and data about U.S. immigration.

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DAY 1: Wednesday, July 8, 12-3 PM
(all times EDT)

11:59-12:03
Welcome, Introduction, Troubleshooting, Agenda

  • Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

12:03-12:15
Immigration Data and Policy Update 

  • Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Slides

Recording

12:16-12:38
Impact of Anti-immigrant Bias and Identity Formation 

  • Adam Strom, Re-imagining Migration

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Countering Xenophobic Bullying in Schools

Addressing Xenophobia with Culturally Responsive Schools

12:39-1:04
Creating “Safe Zones” in the Year 2020

  • Fatuma Mohamed, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services
  • Candace J. Black, PhDBoston College School of Social Work

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Strategies to Mitigate Immigrant Anxiety, Fear and Trauma

Coping with DACA and Immigration-Related Stress

Padlet:

Teaching During the COVID Crisis Resources

1:05-1:23
Undocumented Immigrant Students

  • Cynthia Carvajal, PhD, CUNY Initiative on Immigration and Education

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Supporting Immigrants in Schools Resource Guide

Successful Practices in Creating Safe Classrooms

1:24-1:49
Discussion: Supporting Immigrant Students / Schools and Teachers as Support Network 

  • Cynthia Carvajal, PhD, CUNY Initiative on Immigration and Education
  • Candace J. Black, PhDBoston College School of Social Work
  • Jalene Tamerat, PhD, Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education

1:50-2:05
Implicit Bias 

  • Clare Maxwell, The ILC Public Education Institute

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Anti-Bias Tools & Strategies

2:06-2:44
Speak Up at School: How to Respond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes

  • Julie Bradley, Teaching Tolerance advisory board member
  • Amy Melik, Teaching Tolerance advisory board member

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Speak Up at School booklet

2:45-2:58
ELL Preparedness 

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

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Funds of Knowledge

DAY 2: Thursday, July 9, 12-3 PM
(all times EDT)

11:59-12:03

Welcome, Introduction, Troubleshooting, Agenda 

  • Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Wellness Resources:

Let’s Help Them Be Well

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

12:04-12:29
Learning Arc and Storytelling 

12:30-12:50
Using your personal story to build relationships with students 

  • Emily Francis, Concord High School, NC

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Affirming Individuality and Identity Through Picture Books and Storytelling

My Immigrant Story

12:51-12:59
Telling Immigrant Stories: Graphic Narratives 

  • Jake Halpernauthor, Welcome to the New World

Slides

Recording

Resources:

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable

1:09-1:39
Discussion: Telling Immigrant Stories 

  • Jake Halpernauthor, Welcome to the New World
  • Michael Sheridan, Community Supported Film
  • Emily Francis, Concord High School, NC
    • Moderator: Adam Strom, Re-imagining Migration

1:39-2:17
Reaching and Teaching English Learners Using Resources from Teaching Tolerance

  • Julie Bradley, Teaching Tolerance advisory board member
  • Amy Melik, Teaching Tolerance advisory board member

Slides

Recording

Padlet:

Reaching and Teaching ELLs: Resources from Teaching Tolerance

2:18-2:48
Discussion: Centering the Immigrant Voice Across the Curriculum

  • Julie Bradley, Teaching Tolerance advisory board member
  • Amy Melik, Teaching Tolerance advisory board member
  • Stephen Burby, EdD, Association for White Anti-Racist Educators
  • Federico Salas-Isnardi, Houston Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy
  • Moderator: Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute

Recording

Resources:

Immigration Lesson Plans and Resources

Classroom Connections: Immigration in the Curriculum

2:48-2:58
Research on the impact of the pandemic on adult education practices

  • Federico Salas-Isnardi, Houston Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy

Recording

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