The Center for Professional Learning is facilitating two education projects in Ukraine to support the resilient Ukrainian educators through the war and help them build toward bright futures.
Professional Development Courses for Early Childhood Educators in Ukraine
This initiative provides materials to early childhood educators, primary school teachers, and practical psychologists in Ukraine so they can better support children in their classrooms and learning programs through trauma-informed approaches to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), as well as social and emotional learning (SEL).
English Language Teacher Preparation and Social-Emotional Learning
This initiative supports the enrichment of English language teacher preparation programs at pedagogical universities and other higher education institutions in Ukraine through exploration of English language teaching (ELT) methodologies, teacher observation and feedback, and integration of social and emotional learning.
Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practices [Intro to Trauma, Stress, the Brain, & Learning]
This three-hour course is an introduction to the importance of trauma-informed practices and supports educators in their interactions with children who have experienced or are experiencing stress and trauma. Click on the photo above to learn more.
Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning and Psychosocial Support for Quality Holistic Learning
This five-hour course focuses on building a safe and inclusive learning environment and explains the role of psychosocial support and social-emotional learning. Click on the photo above to learn more.
Child Well-being and Protection
This six-hour course focuses on children’s needs and rights, safe learning spaces, and positive discipline. It offers guidance on how to handle stress and difficult situations when interacting with children in and out of educational contexts. Click on the photo above to learn more.
Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Early Childhood Development
This five-hour course provides early childhood educators with a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma on early brain development and strategies for supporting children. Click on the photo above to learn more.