Getting to Know Refugee and Immigrant Students and Families

This short course is designed to help educators, in various roles, connect with the students and families they serve.

CPL Course

$75

11-20 hours

This short course is designed to help educators, in various roles, connect with the students and families they serve.

Members of this learning community will have the opportunity to work through the course module at their own pace between October 28th and November 19th. They will meet with their course facilitator, colleagues enrolled in their cohort, and community members and experts during one synchronous online workshop to be held on Saturday, November 19th from 10am-1pm Pacific / 1pm-4pm Eastern.

Participants will walk away with knowledge, skills, a resource book, an enriched network of colleagues, and increased confidence to connect with the global learners in their community.

Course objectives include:

  • developing the ability to distinguish between common labels associated with immigrant and refugee students and make intentional use of those labels within specific educational, political, and social contexts.
  • deepening understanding of the refugee resettlement process and the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
  • increasing the ability to describe, with nuance, learners in one’s classroom or school, including their assets, talents, aspirations, needs, cultures, languages, and more.
  • creating (or revising existing) surveys or other tools for getting to know students that are age appropriate, culturally sensitive, comprehensive and able to offer new and critical insight and learners and their families.

12 clock hours/CEUs* are available upon successful completion of the course and workshop.

* Check with your local district or education authority about clock hour/CEU policies.


This courses is part of the Refugee Educator Foundations of Practice series. Other related courses can be found here.

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