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Tuesday, July 30, 2024 | 2 pm EDT | 30 Minutes

Join us for an insightful webinar featuring Monica Nelsas, Parent Outreach Specialist at Broward County Public Schools, “Managing the Surge: A Model for Districts Supporting Newcomers.”

Explore the unique backgrounds and needs of newcomer students, and uncover key strategies to support them effectively. Monica will share invaluable insights on how Broward County Public Schools successfully fosters newcomer growth.

Learn how to empower educators with the SIOP model, culturally relevant pedagogy, and effective implementation strategies. Additionally, discover how technology can be your ultimate ally in this mission.

Prepare to transform the challenge of welcoming newcomers into a success story, infused with humor and innovation!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Educators Support: Evidence-based strategies to effectively integrate newcomer students into the classroom.
  • Relationship Building and Routines: Insights on managing and supporting a growing population of newcomer students.
  • Differentiated Instruction Strategies: Practical solutions that educators can use to help newcomers thrive.
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Techniques for creating an inclusive and engaging environment to promote student success.
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Soraya Sotto

Bilingual Professional Learning Consultant
Istation + Amira Learning


With 20 years in education, Soraya began her pedagogical journey in Puerto Rico before discovering her passion for the Dual Language Program in Florida. Currently, Soraya serves as a Bilingual Professional Learning Consultant at Istation, extending her expertise to multiple districts, including leading initiatives in the third-largest school district.  

Neida Mastanduno

Bilingual Professional Learning Consultant
Istation + Amira Learning


Neida Mastanduno has been in education for over 20 years and began her career as an elementary teacher and instructional coach. She transitioned into a Dual-Language Curriculum Specialist at the district level. Neida strives to empower educators through professional learning.

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