On November 20, Childhood Education International will join the global community in observing World Children’s Day, an annual day of action for children’s rights and welfare.
World Children’s Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history.
At CE International, we recognize that education is a human right and that all children have the right to a quality education. World Children’s Day is a day for children, caregivers, educators, government leaders, and others to unite to promote, protect, and celebrate this right.
World Children’s Day is also a day to emphasize the crucial support needed by educators, who play a critical role in the growth, development, and safety of the children they serve.
CE International is dedicated to children’s education and wellbeing. Toward this end, we focus our work on supporting the educators and other adults who play critical roles in the lives of children and young people. By collaboratively developing and sharing resources and information — and working together in communities of practice — we are collectively building a brighter future for everyone.
Open Educational Resources for Teachers
Our Open Educational Resource Library provides free online professional development resources to educators and other education leaders working in displacement contexts. Resources are available in English, French, Arabic, and Kiswahili and include materials and courses focused on social-emotional learning, psychosocial support, asset-based pedagogies, differentiated instruction, and holistic learning.
Refugee Educator Foundations of Practice Courses
This winter/spring, the Center for Professional Learning is offering two online courses for K-12 refugee educators and other education leaders in the United States. These courses are designed for and by educators using an asset-based orientation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students of refugee backgrounds. Areas of focus include social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices to foster well-being, and building culturally responsive and sustaining practices.
Ukrainian Early Childhood Education Courses
CE International is offering four self-paced online Ukrainian-language professional development courses developed for and with early childhood educators, primary school teachers, and practical psychologists in Ukraine. Courses focus on trauma-informed practices, social-emotional learning, psychosocial support, and child well-being and protection.
Social-Emotional Learning in Serbia
Partnering with the Center for Interactive Pedagogy, we are designing and implementing a series of training in Serbia that focus on social-emotional learning and character development, issues the Serbia Ministry of Education has identified as an issue of national importance. More than 160 educators in Serbia have engaged in hybrid trainings and will be forming communities of practice within and across schools to embed more social-emotional character development activities and approaches into their curriculum.
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