SEL Awardee

Nathan Liu

Los Angeles School of Global Studies
Los Angeles Unified
Los Angeles, CA
“Our project will create an intentional coordinated curriculum for our English learner, new arrival, immigrant and refugee students that focuses on empathy building, creating safe and reflective classrooms, inclusion and listening to the stories of our students. We have a large ELL and newly-arrived immigrant population that continues to grow every year. Since these students start off taking low-level introductory language and content classes, they often feel isolated and disconnected from our student body. This project aims to support, connect and include this population. For example, we would like for teachers working with this population to meet together as a cohort to create interdisciplinary projects and curriculum that focus on identity, understanding and student voice. Through common planning time, this cohort will develop projects and plan activities that assist our newcomers in accessing curriculum.”
Tags: Curriculum, High School, Identity Development, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban