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Fostering Empathy: Teaching Refugee Stories via Graphic Novels

Fostering Empathy: Teaching Refugee Stories via Graphic Novels
March 22, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Grade Level Grades K-12, Professional Development


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Thousands of Afghan and other refugees are being resettled across the U.S. Join the Immigrant Learning Center in this session to learn how to elevate refugee students’ experiences and gain strategies for using graphic novels as teaching tools in the classroom. Using a graphic novel about a family of Syrian refugees, we will model a culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach to storytelling that centers on students' experiences. You will learn about current refugee populations and policies, with an emphasis on refugees in K-12 educational settings. We will practice strategies for empathetically eliciting refugee stories in the classroom, giving all students a sense of community, engagement and pride.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.

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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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Meghan Rosenberg is a curriculum developer and educational consultant, and author of The Immigrant Learning Center's Welcome to the New World Curriculum and Learning Guide. An experienced educator, Meghan has taught in middle and high school settings.

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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.




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