CSI Workshop: Struggle and Strength: The Central American Immigrant Experience during COVID-19 with Stephanie Carnes, LL.M., LCSW- October 3, 2020
Central American immigrant students represent one of the fastest-growing populations in the American classroom. Most have experienced significant trauma in their countries of origin and on route to the United States, and many have had interrupted or limited formal education. Their experiences, particularly during the pandemic, are unique, as are their significant reserves of strength and resilience. This workshop was presented to help educators understand the obstacles these students face and ways to hone their resilience in light of new challenges.
Stephanie Carnes is a bilingual clinical social worker with expertise in trauma treatment and culturally competent practice. She is currently a doctoral candidate at SUNY Albany's School of Social Welfare, and she previously provided therapy in English and Spanish in a large public high school and a federally-funded shelter program for unaccompanied children from Central America. She is the founder of Create Cultural Competence, LLC, a New York-based educational consultancy that helps school districts and community agencies develop a nuanced understanding of the student and client populations they serve, particularly recent immigrants. In addition to a Master’s degree in clinical social work, Stephanie holds a Master’s of Law degree in International Human Rights Law.
CSI Educators Roundtable: Tips and Strategies for Teaching ELLs Using Google Classroom - September 1, 2020
Teachers working with English Language Learners joined us for a virtual roundtable discussion on using Google Classroom with ELLs. Facilitators Judith Aragon (Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Bedford) and Milagros Guzman (Peekskill Middle School) led discussions on What’s New with Google Meet, Bitmoji Virtual Classroom and Google Slides, and Organizing the Google Classroom and Differentiating Instruction. Attendees shared tips and strategies with their fellow educators.
View the recording of the full Roundtable here (one session of each breakout room was recorded.)[46 minute recording]