Migration is reaching historic proportions and is rapidly becoming one of the most pressing human rights issues of our times. While schools the world over are encountering a rapid growth and plurality of immigrant-origin student populations, associated with internal, international, voluntary and forced migration, most educators feel ill-prepared to understand these students and serve their needs. The cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic diversity in our classrooms represent a new normal and demand comprehensive educational responses that are informed by research and able to transform mindsets and practice. How can educators meet the needs of immigrant-origin learners and support them to reach their full human potentials?

The Re-imagining Migration project, a collaboration between Project Zero and UCLA co-led by Project Zero principal investigator Veronica Boix-Mansilla and UCLA’s Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and Adam Strom, partners with educator “fellows” to advance novel approaches to support all learners and participate in the construction of more inclusive societies. “Mapping Human Migration: Setting the Educational Agenda,” a seminar held on April 15-16, 2019 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and supported by the Spencer Foundation, brought together migration scholars, learning scientists and experienced practitioners to develop the foundations for a novel comprehensive curricular framework for educators interested in teaching about migration across the disciplines. This resource shares insights gleaned from the gathering as well as tools for visual essay mapping. Learn more about the work of the current fellows and resources for teachers from the Re-imagining Migration project.