Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students
The Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students course explores newcomer success in US classrooms. Self-paced and entirely online, the coursework will help educators increase achievement for all students. Readings are designed specifically for busy classroom teachers and other professional educators.
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Information about this program
The Educating Refugee and Immigrant Student course can be completed on your own time. This $75 program is designed to provide:
- 12 hours of CEU or PDU credit
- Emailed a proof-of-completion certificate
For cohorts of 5 or more educators, we offer group facilitation guides and discounts. Email us for more information.
Learn how resettlement and migration experiences impact education and classroom participation. We will focus on the specific needs and assets of refugee and immigrant students in the U.S.
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The content of this course helps teachers build knowledge that will support them in empathizing and forming meaningful relationships with students from diverse, particularly refugee, backgrounds. Each lesson has a clear focus on an element of the refugee experience or best instructional practices for students who have recently arrived in the U.S. Any teacher who teaches refugee students or students who have recently immigrated to the U.S. would benefit from the content and structure of this course.Public School Teacher, Oakland, California
A professional development course for educators of refugee and immigrant students in the US
To start the course:
This comprehensive course includes information on refugee cultures and resettlement, strategies for cross-cultural communication, classroom applications, and responding to effects of trauma.
Participants will reflect on and apply their learning. Instructors guide students and provide relevant and timely feedback.
Lessons in this class
Welcome and pre-course quiz
Refugee student perspectives
Educational background, placement and assessment
Refugee student assets
What is resettlement?
Understanding refugee needs
Refugee students' cultural challenges
Cultural humility and intercultural competence
Gaining intercultural communication skills
English learners – meeting your students where they are
Multilingualism and classroom activities
Defining and identifying trauma
Coping with trauma
Engaging newcomer families
Building newcomer family engagement
Interpreters and translations
Academic Credit Option
We also offer an 8-week, graduate level course for 3 credits/45 hours through our accredited university partner. This Professional Development is facilitated online and is offered in the summer and winter terms.Learn More