Monday, April 4, 2016

We’re Bringing Free PD to Teach about Immigration to You



Join us in April for two free webinars to teach about immigration. In each of these sessions, we’ll offer free resources and strategies to creatively and critically engage students on this topic.

1. So, You Want to Teach about Immigration?
Co-hosted with Share My Lesson #VirtualConference
April 5, 2016 8:30pm-9:30pm EDT

Learn three engaging approaches to teaching about immigration with students you could implement for tomorrow’s lesson. First, explore how writing digital narratives on immigration builds literacy and 21st century skills as well as empathy in the classroom and with families. Then, discover how to connect America’s past and present attitudes on immigration using political cartoons and short student-produced video clips to engage your students in critical thinking. Lastly, understand the relationship between immigration status and privilege in a versatile lesson. Prepare to walk away with adaptable, free resources to teach about immigration that are perfect for multiple learning styles and English language learners.

There is something for every grade level in this webinar. Professional Development credit is available upon completion.

2. Celebrating Día at School
Co-hosted with LEE & LOW BOOKS #teachdia
April 14, 2016 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT

Learn from expert panelists in a discussion about how to create an effective Día de los Ninos/ Día de los Libros in your school. They'll offer examples and strategies they've used to promote multiculturalism and inclusion through books and storytelling techniques to celebrate Día any day. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and discuss best practices. Panelists include: Susan Coti (teacher and professional storyteller), Hannah Ehrlich (LEE & LOW BOOKS), Monica Olivera (Mommy Maestra), Claire Tesh (American Immigration Council), and Carolyn Vidmar (Spanish Playground).

This webinar will be most beneficial for those teaching younger students in traditional and non-traditional classroom settings.



Attending upcoming conferences in person? We’ll be at the (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) TESOL conference in Baltimore, MD from April 5-8, 2016. Let us know if you will be there and please consider attending one of our sessions: Immigration 101 (Wednesday, April 6 5pm EDT and Crossing Borders with Digital Storytelling (Friday, April 8 10:30am EDT). View our upcoming conferences and webinars.

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