Heartland AEA Newcomers in Your School: Cultural Connections and Instructional Strategies

This self-paced online course is designed for PreK-12 teachers, administrators, and other practitioners who work in educational settings with newcomer students and their families, such as social workers, counselors, and after-school specialists. Participants will receive proven strategies and practical resources they can use right away to create a welcoming environment for newcomer students and facilitate their learning.


Building on CAL’s decades of experience working with newcomers in educational and community settings, this course focuses on two key components for optimizing success for newcomer students in the classroom:

  • Cultural Perspectives, Influences, and Key Resources
  • Adapting Content Instruction for Newcomer Students