Ariadne Pacheco
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    Presentation | Sattin-Bajaj, UC Barbara | “Preparing Teachers to Educate Immigrant-origin Students: An Examination of Teacher Credentialing Standards, Coursework, and Opportunities for Expanded Learning”

    For children of immigrant backgrounds, teachers can play a critical role in supporting school
    engagement, facilitating access to educational opportunities, and promoting high aspirations and
    academic success. Yet, few teacher preparation programs focus explicitly on preparing school
    personnel to understand and effectively meet the needs of immigrant-origin students and their

    In this presentation, Professor Sattin-Bajaj from University of California, Santa Barbara will share emerging results from a multi-method study examining how teachers in California are prepared to educate children in immigrant families that includes analysis of state credentialing standards and course syllabi, interviews with course instructors, and surveys and interviews with teacher candidates from three case study teacher preparation programs. To watch the webinar, click here.

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      Live Panel Recording of Immigration: Dreaming of a Real Future

      IIH staff members Jennifer Allsopp and Ariana Aparicio Aguilar joined the artists and producers of White Snake Productions for a panel discussion of the groundbreaking opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. If you couldn’t join us on Thursday, the forum was recorded online.

      This event coincided with the launch of S1.Ep4. of the IIH Immigration & Democracy podcast, Sing out Strong: Immigrant Voices in the Arts, and a two week online streaming of the activist opera, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams.


      • Ariana Aparicio Aguilar– Research Assistant, IIH
      • Cerise Lim Jacobs– Founder & Librettist, White Snake Projects
      • Jorge Sosa– Composer, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams
      • Helen Zhibing Huang– Singer, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams and activist, Wear Yellow Proudly.
      • Jennifer Allsopp– Coordinator & Postdoctoral Fellow, IIH; Moderator