February 11, 2020

Refugee Education Workshop Series: Putting Information into Action

Join Dr. Xia Chao for the last interactive workshop of the 4-part series dedicated to helping educators understand the literacies, cultures, and needs of the Pittsburgh area’s refugee communities.


Through a grant from the National Geographic Society, Dr. Chao has conducted research over the past several years that explores the experiences and narratives of local refugee communities including the Nepali, Karen, and Somali Bantu.

This workshop series seeks to incorporate the findings of Dr. Chao’s research in order to offer local educators insight into working with students from these communities and resources for supporting immigrant and refugee families in their interactions with the American educational system. This session will help educators learn specific strategies for teaching English learners.


To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Light refreshments and Act 48 credits will be provided.

More Information

For more information on the workshop series and content, please contact Dr. Xia Chao at For information about the event, ticketing, and logistics, please contact Taya Jackson at

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