CE International Commemorates International Migrants Day

Adult and child holding hands in a refugee camp

At Childhood Education International, we join with others worldwide to recognize International Migrants Day on December 18. This is a day for raising awareness about migration and displacement, as well as advocating for the supports that migrants need and sharing resources to support their wellbeing and access to education.

In 2020, more than 281 million people were international migrants, and 59 million people were internally displaced by the end of 2021. Migrants and displaced people often experience challenges in accessing quality education and other services.

At CE International, we believe that access to quality education is critically important for all children, and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of migrants.

We recently announced our refugee education pledges ahead of the Global Refugee Forum, the world’s largest international gathering on refugees. We also hosted an event — Teaching and Learning in Displacement: Hopes for the Global Refugee Forum and Beyond — that featured educators working in displacement contexts in Ukraine, Kenya, and Lebanon.

We are working with educators in displacement contexts to support and provide resources for their work. Learn more about our work and the resources we provide in the sections below.

Refugee Education Pledges

CE International recently shared our refugee education pledges, which are commitments we make to provide support and resources for refugee education in a variety of displacement, migration, and emergency contexts over the next five years.

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Educator Resources

To meet the needs of students and educators in emergency settings, we have created a series of resources for educators and continuing to develop more.

Open Educational Resource Library

Our Open Educational Resource Library provides free professional learning materials for educators in Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

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Refugee Educator Academy

Our Refugee Educator Foundations of Practice Courses are online communities of practice and courses for U.S.-based educators who work with refugee and (im)migrant students.

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We also offer micro-credentials, which are competency-based assessments of an educator’s areas of expertise – specific to refugee educators.

Learn About Micro-Credentials

Courses for Early Childhood Educators in Ukraine

Additionally, we are offering free online professional development courses for early childhood educators in Ukraine.

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Pathways to Teaching Project

Our Pathways to Teaching Project is helping diversify the U.S. teacher workforce by providing professional development and career mentorship to refugees and immigrants in the U.S. who want to pursue a teaching career.

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Ukrainian-U.S. Educator Co-Learning Journey

Our Exploring & Enacting Holistic Language Pedagogies Project connects U.S. and Ukrainian educators for co-learning about innovative and holistic teaching approaches.

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Holistic Learning in Lebanon

CE International’s Center for Professional Learning is collaborating with educators in Lebanon to bolster inclusion, equity, and holistic learning for all children in Lebanon. This work includes supporting educators in providing quality education to the many refugee children and youth in Lebanon.

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