Upcoming Events for Civics, Citizenship, and Immigrant Integration

Here is a list of the upcoming online/in person events on the topics of Civics, Citizenship, and Immigrant Integration.  If you missed the Migration Policy 2023 summit, catch up with up  Migration Summit video playlist.  If you missed the 4/28 USCIS Test Redesign Engagement, a pdf of the slide deck should be post in about a week to the 2022 Test Redesgn Page or the USCIS Electronic Room.


Center for Civic Education: PD for Media Literacy: Research with Reliable Sources
Date: May 8, 2023 7:00-8:30 pm ET FREE

Students conducting research can often get lost amid the vast amount of information before them and then find it challenging or too time-consuming to evaluate the quality of their sources–whether they be print, visual, or social media texts. In this professional development webinar co-led by the Center for Civic Education and NOTICE News, teachers will engage with the reality of why students can often be too dependent on sources that seem reliable and learn to equip them to evaluate the quality of news and current event resources and the usefulness of the content within them. Teachers will also be given tools and activities to demonstrate to their students how valuable it is to ensure their research is of the highest quality.


COABE: Characteristics of a Highly Effective Adult Education Program
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 2–3PM (Eastern Time) FREE

As a state, Indiana regularly performs at high levels on outcomes such as MSGs, certifications, and HSE credentials. This can be attributed to strong programs and directors at the local level. Over the course of several months, Indiana state leadership brought together directors from a variety of high-performing programs to learn their secrets and to understand what practices were instrumental to their success. Their responses were then used to create a guide for program excellence.


OTAN Tech Talk May '23: What New in Online Civics Education and Citizenship Prep?
Friday, May 12, 2023, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT FREE

In December 2022 the Department of Homeland Security announced that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to conduct a nationwide trial of proposed changes to the current naturalization test.  This OTT will update adult educators with the Naturalization Test Redesign, provide USCIS Eligible to Naturalization Factsheets, explore the new @USCIS on YouTube, cover new resources at LINCS.ed.gov, provide insights and links to Content-Integrated Language Instruction for Adults with Technology Support (CILIA-T), and cover important upcoming dates in Adult Civics Education.  Learn the resources, sites, and support related to EL Civics and U.S. Citizenship and how to access them by attending this OTT.


MN Literacy: Teaching Citizenship
May 15, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT FREE

Jessica Horning, citizenship teacher for the Literacy Minnesota Open Door Learning Centers, will share multiple ways to teach and review the content of the citizenship interview in fun, interactive ways. Participants will receive links to online resources that can be used in one-on-one or small group teaching settings. Please note that this training will be recorded.


iCivics: Teaching Media Literacy to Combat Misinformation
May 18, 2023 7:00p-7:45p ET Presentation and Q & A (Open to Public) FREE

Dr. Jimmeka Anderson is a media literacy educator and project manager for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). In this webinar, she will be guiding educators with a framework for incorporating media literacy skills in the classroom. This session is relevant for middle and high school educators. Participants will learn the importance of using media literacy to teach students skills to combat online misinformation/disinformation as well as engage in discourse about public issues. Participants will walk away with a new free resource to use, the Cyber Citizenship Initiative website, and strategies for engaging students with media literacy and cyber citizenship skills.


LINCS: USA Hello: An Introduction to Virtual Resources for Immigrant Students
Monday, May 22, 1:00-2:00 pm PT

How can immigrants connect to the online resources they need to thrive?  USAHello is a free comprehensive online center for information and education for immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and welcoming communities.  Come meet the USA Hello team and learn about their multilingual GED, Citizenship, Work, Health resources and courses.


USCIS: Immigration Options for Youth and Child Victims of Abuse Stakeholder Engagement 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern, FREE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services invites you to participate in a stakeholder engagement on Tuesday, May 23 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern. USCIS will provide an overview of immigration benefits available to eligible youth and children who have been victims of human trafficking or other crimes.


June 20: World Refugee Day!  Visit UN.org and check your local event listings for community-wide celebrations.


USCIS: Refugee Processing Quarterly Stakeholder Engagement
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 | 2-3 p.m. Eastern, FREE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is pleased to invite you to the next refugee processing quarterly engagement on World Refugee Day, Tuesday, June 20, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern. USCIS conducts quarterly engagements on refugee processing to provide progress updates on our operational work and address questions from stakeholders submitted before or during the engagement.


TESOL 2023 Advocacy & Policy Summit
June 20 -21 2023, Washington, D.C., Melrose Georgetown Hotel
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Learn more about the U.S. federal issues that impact the English language teaching profession and the multilingual learners of English of all ages and backgrounds whom we serve.  While TESOL will have calls to action throughout the year for you to contact your members of Congress, the summit provides you an in-depth discussion on the issues, an opportunity to bring the issues to the Hill, and resources for carrying out advocacy not just at the summit but all year!