New Events and Resources Related to Civics, Citizenship, and Immigrant Integration

New events and resources related to civics, citizenship, and immigrant integration.

Oct 23: MN Literacy: “Changes Are Coming to the USCIS Test for Naturalization (“The Citizenship Test”)” by Mya J. Shaftel, ESL and Citizenship Teacher article (posted 10/23)

Oct 24: iCivics: How do non-voting members serve their constituents in the U.S. House of Representatives?

  • Today, there are six non-voting members of Congress representing American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. iCivics new DBQuest guides students as they explore the duties and limitations of non-voting members from the perspective of the members themselves.

Oct 24-28 TESOL ELevate 2023: This engaging online event will feature in-depth workshops on critical topics in the areas of student-centered learning, advocacy, newcomers, family engagement, trauma-informed practices, and more. Register.  Program details. Workshops of particular interest:

  • CAL: Supporting Newcomers and Their Teachers: Empowering Social-emotional Learning (SEL) With Trauma-Informed Teaching (pre-recorded session)
  • CAL: Enhancing Support for Newcomers: Key Considerations in Creating Supplemental Materials (pre-recorded session)
  • NAELPA: Multilingual Language Directors: Our Role Merging Language and Content for Educators (live)
  • TESOL: Innovation in Inclusion: Reimagining Education for MLE (Live workshop)

Nov 1: USCIS: The Naturalization Test Process Eligibility Overview/Overview of the Naturalization Test. 

Nov 11: TESOL: Enhancing State-Level Advocacy: U.S. State Legislative Issues Impacting ELT

  • From Florida to California, U.S. states are active in legislation and policy affecting you, ELT educators, and the multilingual learners of English. Join TESOL on 11 November from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET, as we provide an overview of issues across the states, explore the implications, and discuss how you can make an impact in your own advocacy efforts. Register

In case you missed it: LINCS: Civics Resources for Indigenous Peoples Day and Native American Heritage Month (and discussion questions)