Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students

Support your newcomer students with this online professional development course: Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students.

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Free version

Basic: Educating Refugee and Immigrant Students

Free, two-hour online course

A free, all-online course for anyone working with newcomer students. This course provides background information and practical suggestions to help your entire school becoming a welcoming environment.

Appropriate for: teachers, professional staff, principals, bus drivers, after-school program leaders, etc.

Participants will receive feedback from the course facilitator. Start the course anytime.

Upon completion:

Receive an emailed proof of completion from Refugee Center Online acknowledging that you have completed the course and quizzes.

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Information about this program

  • ERIS: an online professional development course on educating refugee and immigrant students.

    Take this class in one of two ways.

    1: Enroll in the free, basic version. Start anytime.

    2: Receive graduate credits through Portland State University. Summer session runs from June 26 – September 3.

    Lessons focus on understanding the refugee resettlement experience and specific needs of refugee students in the U.S.

    The materials found in this course will benefit all students in your classrooms.

    Begin the course today.

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The content of this course helps teachers build knowledge that will support them in empathizing and forming meaningful relationships with students from diverse, particularly refugee, backgrounds. Each lesson has a clear focus on an element of the refugee experience or best instructional practices for students who have recently arrived in the U.S. Any teacher who teaches refugee students or students who have recently immigrated to the U.S. would benefit from the content and structure of this course.

— Shelley Goulder Public School Teacher, Oakland, California
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By donating to the Refugee Center Online, you support technology and education that helps refugees succeed in the USA.

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