Workshop Objectives and Agenda

RETURN TO SENDER: EXPLORING U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM

Friday, July 21, 2017, 9:00-4:00 p.m.

Spencer Museum of Art – Lawrence, KS

DESCRIPTION:

A workshop designed for K-12 teachers, school support staff, and education students, in which participants will:

  • Hear from educators and experts on U.S. immigration policy, documented status, youth development, critically conscious pedagogy, and using literature and art in the classroom;
  • Participate in a lecture, panel Q&A with law and social work professionals, book discussion, and a guided tour of the Spencer Museum of Art and a special exhibit curated for the workshop;
  • Earn Continuing Education Unit offered through Baker University.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

  • Outline the history of immigration in the U.S., including the history of migrant labor
  • Identify key aspects of current U.S. immigration policy and enforcement
  • Analyze key aspects of psychological and mental health that affect students and families
  • Develop cultural competency knowledge and critically conscious pedagogy
  • Consider methods to teach about immigration policies in K-12 classrooms
  • Consider the importance of using literature and art to teach about topics related to U.S. immigration policy
  • Identify local resources available to students and families regardless of their documented status in the U.S.
  • Showcase artworks related to immigration

AGENDA:

9:00 REGISTRATION

  • Breakfast pastries and fruit provided by Lady Bird Diner
  • Refreshments provided by Spencer Museum of Art

9:15 WELCOME & OVERVIEW

9:30 WORKING WITH UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

  • Presented by Aron Muci and Marta Caminero-Santangelo

11:30 BREAK

11:45 THE EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM 

  • Lunch provided by Office of the Provost and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Panel discussion with local law and social work professionals.
  • Panelists: Jessica Piedra (Immigration Attorney), Angela Williams (Immigration Attorney), Lydia Diebolt (Centro Hispano Resource Center), Giselle Scott (Centro Hispano Resource Center)

12:45 BREAK

1:00 TEACHING GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN “RETURN TO SENDER”

  • Facilitated by Marta Caminero-Santangelo
  • Book discussion of Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.

2:15 BREAK

2:30 ART AS AN ENTRY POINT TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY

  • Presented by Amanda Martin-Hamon

3:00 GUIDED TOUR OF SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON IMMIGRATION

  • Facilitated by Amanda Martin-Hamon

3:30 DEBRIEF AND GROUP DISCUSSION

4:00 WRAP-UP AND CLOSING REMARKS


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