[Libs-Or] FW: USCIS Invitation: Bridges to Citizenship Fall Institute in Seattle, WA

Arlene Weible arlene.weible at state.or.us
Tue Aug 4 07:51:26 PDT 2015

This is a great training opportunity for those looking to beef up services to immigrant communities.

From: Pool, Christine A [mailto:Christine.A.Pool at uscis.dhs.gov]
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 5:19 PM
To: D20 Outreach
Subject: USCIS Invitation: Bridges to Citizenship Fall Institute in Seattle, WA
Importance: High

Dear Stakeholder,

You are invited to participate in the first U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Bridges to Citizenship Fall Institute in Seattle, Washington.

Join us for two days of learning and sharing with ESL/Citizenship professionals and librarians. At this Institute, you will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the naturalization process and test, as well as participate in a variety of new sessions designed to promote discussion and collaboration between adult educators and librarians in your area.

Educators, the Institute provides sessions that range from program development to classroom instruction. Particular emphasis will be placed on brain-based learning, sheltering and scaffolding, creating and adapting hands-on reinforcement activities, and curriculum development.

Librarians, the Institute provides sessions covering a variety of topics including immigrant-centered programming, citizenship corners, and matching the needs of citizenship learners with the library collections. Particular emphasis will be placed on effective strategies for welcoming and serving immigrant patrons and their families who function at many different English proficiency levels.

The two-day Institute will be held on September 9 & 10, 2015, from 9am - 4pm at:

Jackson Federal Building
915 Second Avenue (Between Madison and Marion Streets)
Seattle, WA 98104
Please see the attached flyer for additional details.

The Institute is free for librarians and adult educators. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with local USCIS representatives, and receive free educational resources.

USCIS recommends that interested participants register early for this training as space is limited.  Register online at www.uscis.gov/teachertraining<http://www.uscis.gov/teachertraining> or you may fax your form to us at 202-272-1316. The deadline to register is August 26, 2015. We will provide additional information to registrants closer to the event date.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who would be interested in attending.


Christine Pool
Community Relations Officer
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
District 20 - WA, OR, AK & Northern ID
12500 Tukwila International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98168

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