Event Date/Time: Jul 16, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 20, 2012
Registration Date: Jul 06, 2012
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Basics in Refugee and Newcomer Education: Local Solutions to Global Issues

July 16-July 20, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Room 614 Social Sciences
University of Minnesota
30 CEUs
1 graduate credit available for additional fee for Part II only (contact outreach@umn.edu if interested)
Registration deadline: July 6, 2012

Part I (July 16-18) Refugees and immigrants bring cultural, political and linguistic change and renewal to the communities into which they settle. Schools are a central locus for this dynamic process. This summer institute is intended for educators who are interested in the broad topic of refugee and immigrant education and who are specifically interested in considering ways of connecting this topic to their teaching. Participants will learn about international and European immigration trends and will be introduced to a variety of established teaching resources and curriculum.

Part II (July 19-20): Participants in this two-day workshop will explore the ways schools, programs and classes can build on the cultural and linguistic resources of their multilingual students. Participants will explore a range of culturally relevant materials and activities which draw on multiple dimensions of students' cultures (local, contemporary, traditional and youth) and multilingualism. Participants will explore a range of pedagogies to support the academic engagement and success of refugee children and youth. Goals of this summer institute include 1.) developing new understandings of refugee communities which translate into innovations in teaching practices, outreach to families, and school climate reforms, and 2.) learning enduring teaching strategies for considering the roles of culture and language across curriculum.


Additional Information

$100 for 30 CEUs Travel and Housing stipends available Graduate credit available for addtional fee