We offer a variety of services and resources to support educators teaching international students. Whether your goal is to better support students, meet professional development goals, connect with other passionate educators, or make a difference in your learning community, you have come to the right place! On this site you will find:
Research on international student experiences reveals valuable insights for educators and institutions. We have created four courses to distribute meaningful research and professional development education. These free, open-source modules will provide an opportunity to learn about promising teaching practices for working with international students, overcoming academic integrity challenges, supporting international students, and teaching and learning in an online context. You can choose to browse our learning modules to discover relevant tips for supporting international learners, or complete each course and the associated learning activities to obtain a credential.
This three-unit course examines frameworks for informing the instruction of culturally and linguistically diverse international students, culturally responsive teaching, and promising practical teaching strategies and insights.
This two-unit course explores barriers and challenges for international students striving to understand and adhere to academic integrity. Strategies for educators and institutions to teach, uphold, and interpret academic integrity are promoted.
This two-unit course elevated international student voices and perspectives on a variety of challenges international students face, from language difficulties, social obstacles, and academic barriers to students’ mental well being and sense of belonging. Strategies to provide holistic support and enhance students’ sense of belonging are proposed.
This two-unit course explores a variety of programs and models for teaching international students in an online context. Barriers in online learning and strategies for supporting international students are examined.
We support the professional development of educators by distributing research and resources on promising, research-informed practices for teaching international students. Our professional learning community provides educators with opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge and teaching materials, and engage in meaningful conversations.
We support international students’ success, wellness, and sense of belonging:
We support the continued growth of the knowledge base on teaching international students by fostering a dedicated professional learning community, sharing fresh insights from exploratory research, and empowering professionals with tools and education to become leaders for bettering international student experiences in their communities.