Illinois’ Refugee Children School Impact Grant Video Tool Kit
Illinois' Refugee Children School Impact Grant (RCSIG) Partnership, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Illinois Department of Human Services, Chicago Public Schools
Springfield, IL: Illinois State Board of Education
This toolkit includes In Our Country: Educating Newcomers in America and Welcoming New Learners: A Professional Development Tool. Schools struggle with the challenge of welcoming and adjusting to this entering population. Teachers and administrators must search for ways to make these new students feel safe and secure while instilling the standards of behavior and achievement expected from all. The new arrivals and their parents have no understanding of the American educational process, the school policies and resources, or what to expect from the classroom experience. Both school personnel and refugees have a profound need to understand one another. In order to help facilitate the integration of refugees into the classroom, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services/Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services have created these two videos.
Arabic, English, Maay Maay, Somali, Spanish, Swahili