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Newcomers in Your School:
Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

August 8–9, 2017


8:30 am – 3:30 pm ET
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

Learn effective strategies and activities to increase your newcomer students’ inclusion and learning in the classroom

Please join CAL for this engaging and interactive two-day institute providing practical resources for building a welcoming environment, both socially and instructionally, for all students.

Given the increasing tide of newcomer youth entering U.S. schools, it is critical to address the cultural, social, and academic needs of these students to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond. Building on CAL’s decades of experience working with newcomers in educational and community settings, this institute focuses on two key components for optimizing success for newcomer students in the classroom:

  • Day One: Cultural Perspectives, Influences, and Key Resources

  • Day Two: Adapting Content Instruction for Newcomer Students

Participants will receive proven strategies and practical resources they can use right away to create a welcoming environment for newcomer students and facilitate their learning. Designed for PreK-12 teachers, administrators, and other practitioners who work in educational settings with newcomer students and their families, such as social workers, counselors, and after-school specialists, who work in educational settings with newcomer students and their families, CAL encourages teams of educators and practitioners to attend.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize the diversity of newcomers in the schools, including special populations such as unaccompanied youth, students with limited and interrupted formal education, and students who have experienced displacement and migration

  • Identify their own cultural perspectives, assumptions, and biases, and how these interact with others’

  • Interact with immigrant and non-immigrant educators, students, and families

  • Use effective approaches and instructional strategies with newcomers in the content classroom

  • Access and create ready-to-use resources for classroom instruction

Each attendee will receive a workshop packet with materials that explicitly address how to promote welcome for newcomers within educational settings. Presenters include CAL experts in immigrant and refugee integration and PreK-12 EL education, building on CAL’s decades of experience in working with language learners, immigrants, and refugees.

Register Today

Newcomers in Your School
August 8-9, 2017

View the CAL Institute calendar.

Cost
Early bird registration by June 15, 2017: $800/person.
After June 15, 2017: $850/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $825 each.

Cost includes all training materials, additional handouts, and breakfast and lunch each day.

Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

Register early, as space is limited.


Agenda

Day One
Cultural Perspectives, Influences, and Key Resources

  • Building awareness of the diversity of newcomer students in the school, including special populations such as
    • unaccompanied minors
    • students with limited and interrupted formal schooling
  • Identifying our own perspectives and how these influence our interactions
  • Learning more about our students and their families, and what they contribute in the school and the learning environment
  • Fostering connections among your school’s students, families, and teachers, immigrants and non-immigrants alike
  • Determining how to apply resources in your school setting

Day Two
Adapting Content Instruction for Newcomer Students

  • Analyzing how to adapt content instruction and materials to meet the needs of newcomer students

  • Determining how to promote oral language development and begin to bridge oral language skills to literacy development

  • Designing classroom activities that allow newcomers to participate in grade-level content

  • Analyzing the application of the college and career readiness standards (such as CCSS) for optimal achievement by all newcomer students

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Daily Training Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast and conversation
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Morning training session
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch and networking
12:45 – 3:30 pm Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)

Registration

Register as soon as possible.

In order to reserve a seat at CAL's Institute, please register by completing steps 1-4 of the online registration form to tentatively reserve your seat for this Institute. A confirmation email will follow with information about payment to guarantee your seat. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Payment may follow separately.

Payment
Your seat at the workshop will be confirmed once payment is received. Please decide about your method of payment (credit card or purchase order).

If paying by credit card, register to reserve your seat. The final step will connect you to the CAL Store and allow you to submit credit card information for payment. Call 888-543-9461 to speak to a representative.

If paying by purchase order (PO), register to reserve your seat and then send a signed copy of your PO by fax to 888-700-3629 or email a PDF to calstore@brightkey.net as soon as possible. If you need a quote, please contact the CAL Store at 855-543-9461 or e-mail the request for quote form to calstore@brightkey.net.

Cancellation Policy
We encourage participants to register as soon as possible and to let CAL know if you do not plan to attend the session as soon as possible. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks prior to the course start date by sending an email to store@cal.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. However, registrants may choose to receive the workshop materials by mail, postpone their attendance to a future CAL Institute, or transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date. Contact us to discuss your options.

Certificate of Completion
Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion which may be used for continuing education credit.


Questions about workshop registration, payment, cancellation, or to be added to the waiting list for future workshops,contact Marilyn Raphael, Coordinator, or call 202-355-1500.

Questions about workshop content, email the Immigrant and Refugee Integration team at CAL:  info@cal.org.

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Calendar

August 2017
Newcomers in Your School

August 8–9, 2017

Venue and Travel Information

This Institute will be held at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Visit our website for directions to CAL and to view a list of local hotels.

Please note that all travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

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