Toolkit for Educators to Welcome Families Who Have Recently Entered the U.S.

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“The Newcomer Tool Kit provides (1) discussion of topics relevant to understanding, supporting, and engaging
newcomer students and their families; (2) tools, strategies, and examples of classroom and schoolwide practices in
action, along with chapter-specific professional learning activities for use in staff meetings or professional learning
communities; and (3) selected resources for further information and assistance, most of which are available online
at no cost.”

The tool kit includes five chapters:
Chapter 1: Who Are Our Newcomers?
Chapter 2: Welcoming Newcomers to a Safe and Thriving School Environment
Chapter 3: Providing High-Quality Instruction for Newcomer Students
Chapter 4: Supporting Newcomers’ Social Emotional Needs
Chapter 5: Establishing Partnerships With Families”

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Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to download the English version of the application and share with families in your community.

Click here to download the Spanish version of the application and share with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.

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