NOTE: This workshop has been postponed with hopes of offering it in early 2024. Stay tuned!
Neighbors United and the Boise School District are teaming up to offer a two-day course for educators called "New Americans in the Classroom: A Deeper Dive."
Registration is now open to Boise School District staff, and will soon open up to educators from other districts and organizations for a total of 50 participants.
In this lively and interactive workshop, participants will get a glimpse inside the refugee youth experience and will build skills for teaching new Americans. What is it like to be forced to leave your homeland? How does it feel to enter a classroom in a strange language, in a strange land? How does trauma interfere with learning? How can we connect with refugee families? How can we make sense of disruptive behavior? And how do we, as educators, help immigrant students feel welcome and learn?
Participants will hear firsthand from students and parents with a refugee background, a trama counselor who works with refugee youth, and teachers who work with English language learnings.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
Thank you to the generous organizations who
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