Summer Intensive: Supporting Newcomer/ML Afghan Youth (2 cohorts)

Summer Intensive: Supporting Newcomer/ML Afghan Youth (2 cohorts)

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15 professional learning hours, CLDE qualifying. 

Summer-Intensive attendees will:

  • Establish a baseline understanding of the language, pathways, and policies relative to the experience of US immigration (including immigrants, migrants, asylum seekers + asylees, refugees, SIVs, URMs, and Humanitarian Parolees).
  • Understand basic policy guidance and available resettlement supports available to Afghan newcomers.
  • Explore the theme of identity to gain a clear understanding of culturally relevant and sustaining practice (CRSP).
  • Employ culturally-responsive and linguistically affirmative approaches to messaging/communication, education, healthcare, employment onboarding, and wrap-around integration support for Afghan youth and their families.
  • Establish a foundation and common language around trauma in working with Afghan youth and other CLDE/dynamic populations.
  • Understand how significant trauma shapes learning (including language development and language acquisition), social integration, and friend-making, with specific considerations for Afghan youth.
  • Recognize, honor, practice, and advocate for culturally + linguistically dynamic approaches to mental health, including trauma-informed practice.
  • Develop an awareness of Risk Factors that many New Americans face- and gain confidence in facilitating Protective Factors to counter them.
  • Have the tools to create/refine safe, cooperative spaces for Afghan newcomers (and all populations).
  • Explore multilingual best practices, including cooperative strategies, left-to-right reading directionality tips, and the application of Universal Design Learning in ML spaces.
  • Workshop dozens of practical, evidence-based tools and strategies to meet Afghan youth and other newcomers where they are.

We’ll also learn from guest speakers:

  • About Afghan culture and implications for learning, from the voices of Afghan newcomers and former newcomers.
  • About lived integration experiences and recommendations for facilitating belonging and self-efficacy.
  • How to simplify language for translation optimization and maximize school-to-home communications.
  • How to amplify newcomer parent and family engagement efforts, with a lens of Afghan community members.

A/Synchronous Learning + Community Building


Two-week semi-self paced modules are interactive and workshop-based. They integrate a combination of evidenced-based readings, videos, Newcomer storytelling, practical exercises, and cohort conversation

Module 1: To be completed between synchronous sessions 1 and 2. (Two cohorts available).

Module 2: To be completed between synchronous sessions 2 and 3.

Module 3: To be completed by June 30 (cohort 1) and July 21 (cohort 2).


We’ll meet together via Zoom for three one-hour sessions.

Cohort 1

June 19th, 11-12:15 PST/12-1:15 MST/2-3:15pm EST (Monday)

June 21st, 11-12:15 PST/12-1:15 MST/2-3:15pm EST (Wednesday)

June 26th, 11-12:15 PST/12-1:15 MST/2-3:15pm EST. (Monday)

Asynchronous responses accepted through July7.

Cohort 2

July 11th, 12-1:15 PST/1-2:15 MST/3-4:15pm EST (Tuesday)

July 13th, 12-1:15 PST/1-2:15 MST/3-4:15pm EST (Thursday)

July 18th, 12-1:15 PST/1-2:15 MST/3-4:15-5pm EST (Tuesday)

Asynchronous responses accepted through August 4.



Lifetime access to course-related tools and resources.

Engaging cohort discussions, instructor support, and professional networking.

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Date And Time

06/18/2023 @ 08:00 AM (EDT)


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