What does it take to help newcomer immigrants, particularly those who have experienced trauma, succeed in their schools? One award-winning district whose example is worth studying is Dearborn Public Schools in Michigan, where nearly half of the students are English learners (ELs) – and where the graduation rate, including ELs, is among the highest in the state. Attendees will learn about the district’s initiatives around newcomer support and instruction, culturally responsive practice, trauma-informed practice, professional development, family engagement, community partnerships, and union partnerships. Attendees will also see a preview of Colorín Colorado’s new film You Are Welcome Here, which features a K-8 campus serving a large population of families from Yemen who have come to Dearborn in the midst of the country’s civil war.
Available for one-hour of PD credit.*
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