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Supporting Immigrant Students: Trauma, Social-Emotional Needs, and Academic Achievement - HELD VIRTUALLY

The workshop will cover essential topics such as understanding immigrant student trauma, trauma-informed practices in education, culturally responsive teaching, social-emotional learning, and strategies for academic support and achievement and strategies to close achievement gaps.

Supporting Immigrant Students: Trauma, Social-Emotional Needs, and Academic Achievement - HELD VIRTUALLY
Supporting Immigrant Students: Trauma, Social-Emotional Needs, and Academic Achievement - HELD VIRTUALLY

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

Supporting Immigrant Students: Trauma, Social-Emotional Needs, and Academic Achievement

HELD VIRTUALLY

Sunday, August 25, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A 30 minute lunch break will be provided

$30 for Support Staff

$50 for NASA Members

$75 for Non-NASA Members

Elena Fabunan

MSEL Coach

efabunan@mindfulsead.org

702-575-7595

www.mindfulsead.org

Elena Fabunan, a retired high school principal of the Clark County School District (CCSD), is a professional advocate for educational equity and student well-being. She has dedicated her career to serving all students, including immigrant newcomers facing unique challenges, with an unwavering commitment that stems from her personal belief in the transformative power of education.

Elena's deep commitment to trauma-informed practices in education has transformed the lives of countless students. Recognizing the significant impact of trauma on student learning and development, she has championed efforts to implement trauma-informed approaches in schools, equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to support students who have experienced adversity.

As a Lead MSEL Coach for Mindful SEAD, she has integrated trauma-informed principles into her coaching and mentorship, empowering school leaders to create safe and nurturing environments where all students can thrive.

In addition to her advocacy work, Elena serves on various educational organizations. As a board member of the Nevada Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (NVALAS) and Vegas Vista Academy Charter School, she plays a pivotal role in shaping the organizations' strategic direction, instilling confidence in her ability to advance their missions of educational excellence and inclusivity.

Her dedication to empowering students and supporting educators is not just a job but a passion that has fostered positive change within the educational landscape. Her leadership, compassion, and dedication to those she has touched inspire a legacy of excellence in education that will endure for years.

Workshop Description:

The workshop will cover essential topics such as understanding immigrant student trauma, trauma-informed practices in education, culturally responsive teaching, social-emotional learning, and strategies for academic support and achievement and strategies to close achievement gaps. Participants will engage in interactive discussions, activities, and reflection exercises designed to deepen their understanding and develop practical skills to better support immigrant students in their classrooms to improve their academic achievement. Participants will receive real-time immediate take-aways that can be implemented the next day in their classrooms and schools - ones that will yield positive academic outcomes not only for immigrant students, but for all students!

Welcome to a transformative 7.5-hour workshop focused on supporting immigrant students' well-being and success in educational settings. This workshop is designed for PreK-12 educators to enhance achievement, close gaps, and foster school improvement through inclusive practices tailored to immigrant student populations.

Session 1: Understanding Immigrant Student Needs (1.5 hours)

  • Overview of immigrant student demographics and cultural diversity
  • Exploration of challenges and barriers faced by immigrant students in academic settings
  • Strategies to address language acquisition, cultural integration, and social-emotional well-being

Session 2: Building Cultural Competence (1.5 hours)

  • Developing cultural competence skills to support diverse immigrant student backgrounds
  • Implementing inclusive teaching practices to create welcoming learning environments
  • Resources and tools for promoting cultural understanding and appreciation

Session 3: Academic Success Strategies (1.5 hours)

  • Evidence-based strategies to improve academic outcomes and close achievement gaps
  • Differentiated instruction and language support programs for addressing language barriers
  • Data-driven approaches to monitor progress and tailor interventions for individual student needs

Session 4: Promoting Well-Being and Resilience (1.5 hours)

  • Fostering resilience, self-esteem, and social-emotional skills among immigrant students
  • Trauma-informed practices and culturally responsive counseling techniques
  • Creating safe and inclusive school environments for immigrant student well-being

Training Features:

  • Engaging presentations by experienced educators in immigrant education and cultural competency
  • Interactive workshops, case studies, and group discussions for collaborative learning
  • Practical tools, resources, and strategies for implementing support systems and interventions
  • Networking opportunities with fellow educators and community partners
  • Ongoing post-training support, including access to online resources and professional development opportunities

Benefits for Educators:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of immigrant student needs and challenges
  • Enhance cultural competence skills for creating inclusive learning environments
  • Acquire evidence-based strategies to improve academic achievement and close gaps
  • Develop partnerships with families, communities, and support agencies
  • Join a community of educators dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Closing:

Supporting immigrant students' well-being and success is a collective endeavor that requires ongoing commitment and collaboration from all educators. By implementing inclusive practices and fostering resilience among immigrant students, we can create environments where all students thrive. Together, we can make a difference in their lives and empower them to reach their full potential.

ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position!

Participants will earn .5 credit (7.5 hours) toward license renewal!

This workshop ALSO counts for step advancement in Clark and most Nevada School Districts!

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In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO 2.5 CUs - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!

In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR 2.5 hours toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.

Washoe County School District (WCSD) participants are required to submit a 300-word essay on how they will implement this professional learning to increase student achievement before a certificate is issued.

Tickets

  • Support Staff - Non-Licensed

    This ticket price is for support staff professionals only - that is non-licensed personnel like teacher aides, and non-licensed employees in educational support roles. Employment status will be verified after purchase.

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a NASA member. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate "NASA Member" rate! NASA membership will be verified after purchase.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Non-NASA Members

    This ticket price is for anyone that is a Non-NASA member and/or any individual that wishes to attend this workshop. ANYONE, including teachers and those in non-administrative positions can become a NASA Member and save on registration rates. It pays to become a NASA Member. Go to: NASANV.org to become a NASA Member immediately and register at the Lower Rate!

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee

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