We need strong partnerships as we move forward, particularly with our immigrant and EL families, and we need the skills and resources to do so. This training is for teachers, counselors, parent liaisons, and anyone else looking for strategies to support their work in this area.
In this training, you'll:
explore tools and resources for EL and immigrant families to support their children’s learning at home
examine the benefits of partnering with refugee and immigrant organizations in the community during this time;
review federal requirements for providing parents with information in a language they understand and how those can be met during the pandemic; and
share solutions for connecting with EL and immigrant families who have been hard to reach.
(If this training sounds familiar, you're right! I taught this course live in July and August. The content remains the same; the only difference is that it's self-paced and includes additional readings, resources, and online discussion, which bumps it up to 5 hours.)
To register for Engaging Immigrant and EL Families in the Virtual World, click here (or the photo below).
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR Laura Gardner has nearly 20 years of experience working in education, refugee resettlement, and social work. While in education, she worked as a district level manager for immigrant family and community engagement as well as a school social worker. Laura also worked for Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) managing their national technical assistance initiative to federal Refugee School Impact Grantees. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She founded Immigrant Connections in 2017.