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What Every Teacher Should Know About Serving Immigrant-Origin Students

What Every Teacher Should Know About Serving Immigrant-Origin Students
March 24, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Attributes English-Language Learners (ELL), Gifted and Talented, Students with Disabilities
Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Professional Development


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Twenty-seven percent of K-12 students are children of immigrants, but for too long they have been invisible within school systems and teacher education programs. At the same time, many are hypervisible due to racialization, bias, and bigotry. Indeed, 87 percent of immigrant-origin students are children of color. Well over half the schools in the country report anti-immigrant incidents in their buildings, but research suggests that few are actively countering it.

Join Re-Imagining Migration for an engaging session on how to reimagine approaches to serving immigrant-origin youth, including helping to move beyond deficit thinking and recognize the assets newcomers bring to schools. While most professional development on supporting immigrant and refugee students focuses on English language learning, this session is built on the understanding that immigrant youth are more than language learners. They are essential members of our school communities, and their experiences at school go well beyond ELL classrooms. Helping them succeed requires a whole-child perspective that incorporates culturally responsive approaches while finding ways to build bridges between students and educators, regardless of their migration histories.

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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Adam Strom is the Director of Re-Imagining Migration. Throughout his career, Mr. Strom has connected the academy to classrooms and the community by using the latest scholarship to encourage learning about identity, bias, belonging, history, and the challenges and opportunities of civic engagement in our globalized world. The resources developed under Strom’s direction have been used in tens of thousands of classrooms and experienced by millions of students around the world including Stories of Identity: Religion, Migration, and Belonging in a Changing World and What Do We Do with a Difference? France and The Debate Over Headscarves in SchoolsIdentity, and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain, and the viewer’s guide to I Learn America. Before joining the Re-imagining Migration Project, Strom was the Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves.




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2 Reviews
EVERY Teacher is no joke
This webinar is packed with useful information that every teacher should know. As a teacher of ELLs, I had to reflected on my own teaching of immigrant and immigrant adjacent kids. For the regular ed teachers, it is an eye opening look at what our role with this diverse population really is.
April 29, 2022
Amazing Authentic Actionable
WOW. I want Adam to come speak at my school. He was so intriguing and shared real personal feeling information about our new students from other countries. Having worked at a school with a large immigrant population he validated exactly what we have been doing and gave me more ideas and such a sense of open kindness and understanding. He encouraged curiosity and listening to welcome so many of our students. Thank you so much.
March 25, 2022