How can we best address the unique needs of, create high expectations for, and support our immigrant and refugee learners to meet their potential in and out of school? Two of the authors of the forthcoming book, Creating a Sense of Belonging for Immigrant and Refugee Students, will discuss the current status of immigrant and refugee students and their families in the U.S. and what strategies they are using in the classroom today to create a sense of belonging needed to open the doors for learning to take place.
Immigrant and refugee students and their families are a significant part of our society. According to the authors: 1) nearly one-fifth of the world’s migrants live in the United States; 2) more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were not born here; 3) roughly one in ten of our students nationwide are English Learners; 4) of the nearly 1.5 million young people facing housing instability, 16 percent are English Learners.
In this edWebinar, we will:
Provide a broad understanding of the immigrant and refugee school population in the United States
Connect the research to the practice of ensuring that immigrant and refugee children and young adults are provided with a learning environment that addresses their unique needs
Share specific tips on how to establish a sense of belonging in the classroom that embraces immigrant and refugee students and their families in order to allow each learner to meet their potential
Underscore strengths as well as the challenges these learners and their families face as they navigate a new country
This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and English learner specialists. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.