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Understanding, Supporting, and Engaging Newcomer Students and Their Families

Course #: 02-938

Price: $72.00

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Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • IACET: 0.4 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 6.00 Hours
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Course Description

In order to achieve integration into American culture and society, and into American schools in particular, newcomer students and their families need myriad forms of support from multiple sources.  This continuing education course, developed using information from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, is designed to help elementary and secondary teachers, principals, and other school staff expand and strengthen opportunities for cultural and linguistic integration and education, as well as ways to provide welcoming schools and classrooms for newcomers and their families.  Additionally, strategies to provide newcomers with academic support to attain English language proficiency and to meet college- and career-readiness standards are addressed as well as methods to support and develop newcomers’ social emotional skills.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss diverse situations and circumstances among newcomers including the assets they bring and ways schools can support newcomer students and their families as they adapt to U.S. schools, society, and culture.

2. Describe how school staff, newcomers and their families, and the wider community can work together in sharing the responsibility of ensuring that newcomers thrive.

3. Identify ways to strengthen existing programs or create new ones to guarantee that all newcomers have access to ambitious, high-quality instruction.

4. Evaluate strategies to provide newcomers with academic support to attain English language proficiency if needed and to meet college- and career-readiness standards.

5. Discuss why and how schools can contribute to the development of newcomers’ social emotional well-being, including how to integrate social emotional and academic programs.

6. Summarize the variety of characteristics that make up newcomer families, as well as cultural barriers to school-family partnerships and ways to overcome them.

7. Outline the essential components of strong parent and family engagement, characteristics of quality programs, and examples of effective collaborative, sustained, and supportive partnerships with newcomer families.

8. Demonstrate knowledge of specific classroom and school-wide tools that help support newcomers, their parents, and the school community during the integration process.

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Course Date: 2019-01-02

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