We are excited to offer educators an opportunity to participate in a unique (in-person) summit. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, unite, and connect with experts and peers to develop plans of action for their schools and learning communities. With a focus on supporting immigrant and refugee students and teaching about migration to build empathy, understanding, and perspective, sessions will blend key principles of Re-Imagining Migration’s approach with immersion in research-based pedagogy and structured opportunities to learn from and work with peers.
Following the seminar, participants will join a year long professional learning community (PLC) that will meet once a quarter (virtually or face to face). To reserve a spot, participants will commit to documenting and sharing the the ways they will use the Re-Imagining Migration approach and be willing collaborate with other educators through the PLC.
In an effort to ensure health and safety, we are limiting this year’s summit to 25 participants. We will review all applications weekly. Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from RIM along with a link to finalize your registration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis that will close at 11:59 pm on May 15.
What you will learn:
LEARN: Sessions will include a combination of pedagogy and content on topics such as:
- Best practices for serving English learners and immigrant-origin students;
- The histories and experiences of Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans;
- Art as a connector with your community;
- And much more.
COLLABORATE: You’ll have the opportunity to work with other educators and RIM staff on creating culturally responsive materials.
UNITE: You’ll hear from other educators who have used RIM’s resources in their classrooms and who have taken action to create inclusive learning environments for all students. We’ll discuss:
- The strengths, challenges, and assets that immigrant and refugee youth bring with them to schools.
- Actionable ideas for improving school climate and addressing anti-immigrant bias
- Culturally responsive models of using teaching about migration through the humanities
- How to create curriculum and learning environments for to support immigrant and refugee origin youth and build bridges of empathy and understanding with their peers.
- Models of teaching about Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the U.S., 19th and 20th century European immigrants, the Great Migration of African Americans, and generations of immigrants and migrants from Latin America among others topics.
- Research-informed teaching tools designed to promote key learning dispositions including:
- understanding perspectives
- habits of inquiry
- communication across differences
- the ability recognize differences in power and equity
- take action to foster inclusion
Registration for this three-day summit is $250. This includes light breakfast, lunch, and a coffee break on June 28-30. All sessions will take place at 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Participants will make their own travel plans, which are not included in the cost of registration.