Join us to learn how states and cities around the U.S. are engaging internationally trained immigrants and refugees to address rising shortages of K-12 teachers and bring diverse voices and experience to the classroom. This will be the first of a three webinar series sponsored by WES Global Talent Bridge’s “Teacher Bridge” initiative, a collaboration of six state and local partners working to strengthen pathways into teaching for internationally trained educators and other professionals.
As states and school districts face growing teacher shortages and look to diversify their educator workforces, internationally trained teachers represent an untapped resource to meet the needs of increasingly diverse student bodies in an ever more globalized world. The first webinar in this series features programs in Portland, Maine and Lincoln Nebraska that are working with local school districts and higher education and state partners to help internationally trained educators overcome barriers to licensure and restart their careers in the U.S.
Through this webinar you will gain insights into:
- The rich talent pool of internationally trained teachers and other professionals in the U.S.
- The regulatory and institutional barriers facing immigrant professionals in becoming licensed teachers and re-starting their careers here
- Innovative program strategies that cities and school districts using to help newcomers overcome such barriers and strengthen and diversify the local educator workforce
Senior Advisor, WES Global Talent Bridge
Consultant, Washington Professional Educator’s Standards Board
Program Coordinator, The New Mainers Resource Center, Portland ME
Program Manager, Asian Community and Cultural Center, Lincoln NE
ALL & ELL Site Coordinator, Lincoln Literacy, Lincoln NE