Audience: Educators

Child Well-Being and Protection

*This is a CPL course. To take the course, you will be required to create an account on once you click “Enroll.”

The content for this course is adapted from the TiCC Training Pack for Teachers in Crisis Contexts and was modified for online learning in collaboration with JRS staff as part of their Teacher Formation Programme. We are thankful to these organizations for making this content open and available for use across crisis, emergency, and displacement contexts.

The course is entirely self-paced and is offered free, without facilitation. If you are interested in a facilitated version of this course for your professional development program, please contact our Refugee Educator Academy Program Manager, Julie Kasper, at the Center for Professional Learning at

2 min 26 sec of video
7 supplemental resources
Certificate of completion

Moving My Course Online

*This is a CPL course. To take the course, you will be required to create an account on once you click “Enroll.”

Course Description:

You will consider students’ characteristics, learn about the importance of aligning content and how to create new instructional material in addition to how to curate existing educational resources, learn how to motivate students, facilitate engagement, provide helpful feedback, and create an evaluation plan with assessments that are fully aligned to your learning objectives.

Upon completion, you will be able to move your face-to-face course online and successfully launch it to your students.

Logistical Details:

It will take 6-8 hours to move through this self-paced, asynchronous course. There is no direct facilitation, but there are opportunities to reflect and discuss in community.

3 supplemental resources

You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course and after providing feedback via our survey link. Begin this micro-course any time you like.

Identity Development: Building Inner Strength in a Changing World

Child looking in mirror.

Identity Development Online Course-Key Topics:

  • Identity development in children
  • What does it mean for children to understand themselves?
  • Multi-layered levels of identity
  • Learning about identity through relationships
  • Adult identity development
  • How do children understand themselves?

In today’s world, young children need a strong, solid sense of who they are in order to adjust to the constant changes occurring in the world around them. Knowing themselves, being self-aware, provides children with a point of reference to understand and interact in their families, communities and society and they can draw upon their strengths to respond to challenges with resilience, an increased sense of safety which can expand feelings of hope and optimism.

Over the course of 3-5 hours, participants will gain a valuable understanding of how to support young children with a secure sense of identity that corresponds with their needs to understand themselves at various ages and stages of development. For young children to know who they are, we must try to see and understand the world through their eyes.

At the conclusion of the Identity Development online course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Childhood Education International (CE International). Should you experience any technical difficulties while taking this course, please send an email message to

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children

Teacher concerned for child's health and well-being

*Course is hosted on and requires the user to create a free profile to take course*

Course Topics:

  • The impact of trauma on children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development
  • Holistic child development as it relates to well-being
  • Changes in child brain development
  • The importance of safe and secure learning environments
  • Teaching strategies that address a child’s holistic well-being.

Early childhood is a critical stage of development and lays the foundation for life. Children experience tremendous brain development between birth and 8 years old. At this age they take in new information that is critical to the formation of active neural pathways. The people and environments that surround children are highly influential at this point in their development. As a result, it is critical that they feel safe and supported in order to grow and thrive. Children of all abilities can only develop optimally if their social, emotional, and educational needs are met. Commitment to such healthy development is the focus of our Health and Well-Being Practice Area.

Over the course of 4-5 hours, course participants will gain a critically valuable understanding of the impact trauma has on a young child’s development. Participants will also learn teaching strategies that address a child’s complete physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

Refugee Educators Foundations of Practice Course & Communities of Practice

This facilitated and cohort-based online course offers educators an opportunity to explore teaching and learning approaches and methodologies ranging from culturally responsive pedagogies to trauma-informed practices to differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning (among others). The course is designed by and for educators using an asset-based orientation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students of refugee backgrounds across the U.S.

Participants will complete practice-based, contextually-relevant activities and mini-projects for each of the seven modules, participate in online discussions, and attend virtual workshops with members of their cohort and their facilitator.

Participants will walk away with:

  1. a toolkit of resources, including effective, research-based strategies and methods for working with newcomer, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  2. increased confidence and self-efficacy specific to their work within refugee and immigrant education settings
  3. a new or wider network and community of educators committed to supporting the academic achievement and well-being of students of refugee backgrounds

Participants in the early childhood and K-12 educator cohorts will be able to earn certificates for 45 PD clock-hours*. Additionally, there are embedded opportunities to apply for four micro-credentials associated with content from this course. Participants in the education leaders cohort will be able to earn certificates for 60 PD clock-hours*.

* Check with your local PD/HR office for requirements related to PD clock-hours.

Participants have the option of also earning continuing education credits through UCSD for a nominal (additional) fee. More details available by visiting the UCSD Extension website here or by contacting our team at