Supporting Immigrant Students and Their Families Professional Development for Educators and School Staff. ImmSchools designs and implements effective professional development for educators and school staff that builds awareness, knowledge and skills to create safe and welcoming learning spaces for all students
Professional Development for K-12 Educators and School Staff
Session Title: Foundational Training - Supporting Undocumented Students and Families in K-12
Educators are often the first adults that children come to when searching for answers and support about their or their family's immigration status. While educators are not expected to know the specifics of immigration law, they should know basic rights that are available to all students regardless of their immigration status. In addition, educators must be aware of ways they can create safe classroom spaces through strategies and relevant curriculum. This training is intended for teachers and educators who work directly with students.
Session Title: Fostering an Inclusive and Safe Classroom Through Immigrant-Focused K-12 Curriculum and Literature
Through dynamic, hands-on, and student-centered trainings, educators and school leaders will be equipped with classroom strategies and best practices in order to effectively implement immigrant-focused curriculum and texts. This training is aimed to increase the capacity of educators while supporting their efforts in fostering an inclusive and safe classroom culture for immigrant students.
Session Title: College Access for Undocumented Students
Every year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, yet only 5-10% of them go onto college. High school counselors and educators can play an important role in providing resources and guidance on the college admission process and financial aid for undocumented students. This session supports counselors and educators in building knowledge and skills in order to effectively support immigrant students through the college-admissions process.
Session Title: Creating a Safe School Environment for Undocumented Students and Families
School staff play a key role in creating a welcome culture for all students and families in our schools.Given the complexities of creating a safe and welcoming environment for undocumented students and families, schools staff must have concrete tools and practices to engage with undocumented students, parents, and immigration officials.