Partnership With Center for Learning in Practice Creates Opportunities for Educators to Support Refugee Learners

*News Item updated on 4 October to reflect status of events*

Childhood Education International continues our partnership role with the Center for Learning Practice (CLiP) by supporting Part 1 of the Refugee Educators Foundations of Practice Course. The course is designed by and for educators, created by the Refugee Educator Academy, provides rich learning opportunities and immediately useful resources and methods to support refugee/immigrant learners.

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Course Details:

Dates: 23 October – 11 December (Registration closed)

Course Topics: Knowing our Students, Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Pedagogies, SEL and Trauma-Informed Practices

Cost: $150 (special team rate available)

CE International also acted in partnership with CLiP for the “Welcoming Afghan Students and Families” Virtual Learning Event on 2 October. More information and this event, including the video recording, is available below.

The Refugee Educator Academy (REA), flagship program of the Center for Learning in Practice (CLiP), led a virtual learning event on Saturday, 2 October to support educators in the United States welcome newly arriving Afghan students and families. Childhood Education International partnered in a facilitating role, exemplifying a commitment to collective action for the sake of education, particularly in response to a humanitarian crisis.

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“Welcoming Afghan Students and Families” was a half-day virtual learning event designed specifically for educators based in the United States who anticipate receiving Afghan students and families in their schools and communities. With the Taliban recently seizing power in Afghanistan, many Afghan citizens have begun the process of resettling in other countries. As of 16 September 2021, over 37,000 Afghan refugees are confirmed to be traveling to the United States, with California and Texas expected to welcome the largest amount of Afghan citizens.

The focus of the virtual learning event was on preparing registrants to provide the support needed to the arriving students and families, ranging from creating a welcoming environment to being aware of mental health concerns. Four topics were covered, with each session allowing time for discussion in both question-and-answer sessions and breakout sessions. Educators, school administrators, social workers, or anyone who expects to work with the incoming families are encouraged to watch the recording.

Anyone who attended the live event can receive a certificate of participation for up to 4 PD clock-hours after attending this event but should first check with district PD/HR office about local clock-hour acceptance policies.

If you have any further questions about the event, please email