Responsive Teaching & Holistic Learning Initiatives

Supporting holistic learning that focuses on learners’ academic, emotional, social, physical, and psychological needs to foster development in knowledge, competencies, values, and social skills.

Through our responsive teaching and holistic learning initiatives, the Center for Professional Learning (CPL) supports educators in building inclusive, equitable, and holistic learning environments for all children, including displaced, refugee, marginalized, and vulnerable learners.

Working with educators to co-create professional learning resources and opportunities to connect through communities of practice, we create holistic learning opportunities for teachers where we center teachers as self-directed learns and leaders within their local, national, and regional contexts.

Sustainable Learning Framework

CPL’s work is guided by the Sustainable Learning Framework, a set of disciplines and practices that contribute to a continually evolving, healthy learning ecosystem where knowledge is co-created and shared in a community. Learn more about the Sustainable Learning Framework.

Highlighted Projects & Initiatives

Quality Holistic Learning Project

The Quality Holistic Learning Project aims to increase quality holistic learning experiences and outcomes for refugee students, other vulnerable learners, and educators across displacement contexts. To date, this initiative has focused efforts in Kenya, Chad, Niger, and Lebanon. Resources are available in an Open Educational Resource Library.

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Quality Holistic Professional Learning in Lebanon

The Quality Holistic Professional Learning in Lebanon Project aims to bolster inclusion, equity, and holistic learning for every child throughout Lebanon through teacher-centered professional development in communities of practice and self-directed lifelong learning among educators through courses, micro-credentials, and leadership development opportunities.

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Ukraine Education Support Projects

The Center for Professional Learning supports educators and offers sustainable, holistic learning opportunities for teachers working in refugee displacement, crisis, migration, and resettlement contexts.

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Educator Resources

We offer professional development resources with a focus on responsive teaching and holistic learning in a variety of languages for educators.

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