Exploring & Enacting Holistic Language Pedagogies Project

A Co-Learning Journey for Ukrainian and U.S. Educators

The Exploring & Enacting Holistic Language Pedagogies Project brings together Ukrainian and U.S. secondary and post-secondary level teachers to form a Community of Practice where they have opportunities to learn and share innovative and holistic teaching approaches, as well as create connections with each other.

Through biweekly webinars and workshops in the spring semester and an intensive virtual exchange in the summer, the Community of Practice will cultivate connections, deepen English language teaching competencies, and support implementation of student-centered, holistic, and inclusive pedagogies.

This is a project of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and Childhood Education International.


Areas of focus will include:

  • Social-emotional learning
  • Psychosocial support
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Project- and play-based learning
  • Asset-based pedagogies

This project builds on ongoing work with Ukrainian educators through our Center for Professional Learning’s Ukraine Education Support Projects,  Quality Holistic Learning, and Refugee Educator Academy.


Table with the following text: Location - Online. Cost - Free. Program Dates - December 2023-November 2024. Time Commitment - Approximately 2-3 hours per week.

Teachers who are selected to be a part of this project will engage in approximately 2-3 hours of work per week for the duration of the project. The project will start in December 2023 and finish in November 2024.

Engagement in the project will be through online webinars and workshops, as well as an online engagement platform where teachers will be able to share and connect with others in real-time and through self-paced work. There will also be projects and tasks to engage with outside of meeting times.

To the extent possible, webinars and workshops will be scheduled to allow for convenient engagement for all participants. Most will take place on weekends to accommodate teaching schedules and time zone differences.

Participants who successfully complete the project will receive a certificate of participation from CE International and the U.S Embassy in Kyiv. Participants who need to withdraw from the project will be asked to notify the RELO team in Kyiv, if based in Ukraine, and the CE International project team.


Thank you for your interest in this project. Applications are closed for this project cycle. Contact Meg Riley, Senior Program Manager, at mriley@ceinternational1892.org, with any questions.