Childhood Education International and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv are excited to announce a new project focused on holistic language pedagogies for Ukrainian and U.S. teachers.
Connecting Ukrainian and U.S. Educators
The new Exploring & Enacting Holistic Language Pedagogies Project will connect U.S. and Ukrainian secondary and post-secondary educators to form a Community of Practice, where they will learn and share innovative and holistic teaching approaches.
“We’re excited about the ways this project will open up opportunities for ongoing exchange and learning between English language educators in Ukraine and the U.S.,” said Julie Kasper, Director of Teacher Learning and Leadership at CE International’s Center for Professional Learning. “This is an important part of our work to support holistic learning and education in displacement, including in war and crisis contexts like Ukraine, as well as in resettlement and migration settings like the U.S. We are committed to ensuring that teachers everywhere have the resources and support they need to thrive as educators and, in turn, help their students reach their dreams.”
Webinars and Virtual Exchange
Through biweekly virtual webinars and workshops during the spring and an intensive virtual exchange during the summer, this Community of Practice will cultivate connections, deepen English language teaching competencies, and support implementation of student-centered, holistic, and inclusive pedagogies.
Applications Are Now Open
Ukrainian and U.S. teachers are encouraged to apply. Participation is free, and the expected time commitment is 2-3 hours per week for the duration of the December 2023-November 2024 project. The project seeks diverse representation of teachers from regions across Ukraine and the U.S., as well as teaching in diverse areas of specialization and interest at the secondary and tertiary levels.
This project is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and implemented by Childhood Education International.