US Citizenship & Teacher Competencies: Special Guest-led Discussion

From June 22nd to the 24th, the Adult English Language Learners Community of Practice will host a discussion focused on teacher competencies and knowledge for teachers in adult citizenship education programs. Topics may include various examples of teacher competencies, comparing adult citizenship and ESL teacher competencies, organizing competencies into a framework, and using teacher competencies to improve instruction. 

This discussion will be relevant to teachers of citizenship and civics to adult ELLs, those helping eligible Lawful Permanent Residents prepare for the naturalization interview and test, adult ESL teachers, and program administrators. 

Our discussion will be led by Paul Kim and Kelton Williams of US Citizenship and Immigration Service. During the discussion, members will have the opportunity to learn about USCIS and other relevant resource to assist adult education program administrators and teachers in developing teacher competencies for adult citizenship education programs.

Save these dates for the upcoming discussion. We'll look forward to your questions as well as your ideas for best practices related to citizenship education.

More about our guest moderators:

  • Paul S. Kim, Policy Analyst, Citizenship Education and Training, Office of Citizenship, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Kelton Williams, Education Program Specialist, Office of Citizenship, US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Note: Office of Citizenship will discuss specific questions and comments on civics education to the extent they fall within the scope of citizenship and/or the office’s capacity to respond to such.