Course Type: Online

Apoyando a los refugiados SLIFE: estudiantes con educación formal interrumpida o limitada

*Este es un curso de CPL. Para tomar el curso, se le pedirá que cree una cuenta en una vez que haga clic en “Inscribirse”.

Este curso se desarrolló en 2017-2018. Su objetivo es apoyar a los educadores que trabajan con estudiantes con educación formal limitada o interrumpida (SLIFE), incluidos algunos estudiantes de origen refugiado.

Hay seis microcursos, o módulos, que componen este curso por los que está invitado a moverse a su gusto. No necesita completarlos en orden, ni necesita completar todos los microcursos o módulos. Seleccione entre las ofertas para crear un camino de aprendizaje que mejor apoye su aprendizaje en la práctica.

29 min 33 seg de video
35 recursos complementarios

Supporting Refugee SLIFE: Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education

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

There are six micro-courses, or modules, comprising this course which you are invited to move through as you like. You need not complete them in order, nor do you need to complete all of the micro-courses or modules. Select from the offerings to create a learning pathway that will best support your learning in practice.

29 min 33 sec of video
34 supplemental resources

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

Cómo salir de una crisis

¿Quién debería tomar este curso?

Este minicurso ha sido diseñado específicamente para apoyar a los líderes en las escuelas y los programas de educación y cuidado infantil. El minicurso también puede ayudar a las autoridades educativas locales y nacionales a planificar una reapertura más amplia de escuelas y programas.

Todos son bienvenidos a participar en este curso, pero puede ser particularmente útil para los líderes educativos: líderes escolares, directores de programas para la primera infancia, líderes de ONG, directores de escuela y otras personas que desempeñan otras funciones clave para mantener a los niños seguros y saludables, escuelas limpias, y entornos propicios para el aprendizaje.

Información del curso

El objetivo de este minicurso es brindar orientación a los líderes de programas de educación y cuidado infantil y de la escuela primaria sobre la reapertura de entornos educativos seguros y enriquecedores después de una crisis.

Este curso es un curso en línea gratuito, tomado a su propio ritmo. Se puede registrar y comenzar este curso en cualquier momento. En promedio, este curso dura entre 3 y 5 horas en completarse y se puede completar en varias sesiones. No hay inicio de sesión para el curso. Una vez que se registre, puede comenzar el curso de inmediato.

Se debe completar una breve encuesta al final del curso. Los certificados están disponibles a pedido.

A través de este curso podrás:

  • Comprender la importancia del bienestar personal para ser un líder eficaz en tiempos de crisis.
  • Explorar cómo apoyar a los niños, maestros, y personal mientras se reintegran en un ambiente escolar acogedor después de un cierre estresante y emocional.
  • Aprenda estrategias para comunicarse con los padres y prepararlos a ellos y a sus hijos para la reapertura de su escuela o programa.
  • Identificar políticas y procedimientos importantes que se deben implementar antes de la reapertura de una escuela para garantizar un ambiente seguro y saludable para todos.
  • Apoyar un proceso integral de planificación de la educación y la salud mientras se llevan a cabo los preparativos para la reapertura.

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Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practices

Sad child who could benefit from educator with trauma-informed practices.

Children who have experienced trauma need caregivers who understand trauma. They must understand the impact it can have on their vulnerable and developing brains and their physical bodies. Therefore, compassionate and responsive caregivers are essential for children’s healing.

Anyone who completes the “Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practices” micro-course will:

  • Have a working understanding of what trauma is and why it is important to learn about
  • Be able to identify different types of trauma
  • Understand how self-care is a critical component to trauma-informed work.

This introductory course, which is approximately two hours, is totally free of charge. In order to take the course, participants will need to register on The Center for Learning in Practice website.

If you need technical support or assistance with enrolling in the course, click here, or email

Trauma-informed practice is a complex topic, and caregivers should consider training beyond the micro-course. Future in-depth trainings will allow participants to learn more about trauma, the impact trauma has on development, and specific strategies to use in formal and informal learning environments to support children as they deal with traumatic experiences.

If you want to receive more information about our course offerings, please contact