Through a 10-day professional development experience, participants will travel to one of two US cities selected for its effectiveness in supporting and integrating minority and immigrant populations into schools. Participants will reconvene in Washington, DC, following the host city visit, to share insights and develop action plans for use in their schools and districts upon returning home.
As part of the program, participants will:
- Gain professional development experience in a US city through meetings with education experts and policy makers and by visits to schools and community organizations.
- Examine effective strategies for youth and family outreach and engagement including language learning, social media for social integration, and enhancing civic awareness.
- Analyze and discuss various approaches to promoting the economic and social advancement of minority and immigrant youth, enhancing emergency planning and support, and strengthening policies and practices aimed at reducing the achievement gap between immigrants and native-born students.