Launching Refugee Educator Academy
Pilots Are Open. Space Is Limited.
Coming in 2017…
Now Under Construction:
Model Course: Early Childhood Development Refugee Educator
Join us as we develop this model course. Your feedback and input is critical. This pilot will focus on training for early childhood education teachers and caregivers working with children between the ages of 3 and 6. It will help teachers and caregivers establish safe and secure learning environments for young children, and develop and teach quality lessons that promote wellbeing, participation and learning for all students. The course curriculum is adapted by, and with, the International Rescue Committee Early Childhood Education Teacher Training Guide for Lebanon.
Coming in 2018…
With Dr. Sarah Dryden Peterson – renowned refugee education scholar – Harvard School of Education
Integrated or Specialized? Making Choices about the Design and Delivery of Refugee Education
January 4, 2018 10:00 – 11:00 AM (EST)
Community of Practice for Refugee Educators
Participants will: learn through experience-based assignments to assess where peer-learning is essential; identify where and how to support peer-learning; and design, launch and evaluate their community of practice. Learning facilitator: Nancy White, co-author of “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne Wenger and John Smith
Knowledge Sharing for Refugee Educators
This pilot is for practitioners who are currently seeking to improve knowledge sharing within their organization and with other organizations about critical practices that can improve the performance of refugee educators. As a refugee educator, you are learning from your daily experience about how to do your job better. The same is true for others within and outside of your organization. This course is about how to improve learning outcomes by putting knowledge sharing practices into place. This will allow everyone to benefit from what individuals within the community of practice are learning, so you do not have to learn everything on your own. Learning facilitator: Dr. Nancy Dixon, author of “Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive By Sharing What They Know”
Peer Coaching for Refugee Educators
This practicum will: address the context of coaching refugee educators; discuss coaching methods and routines that support faculty including examples of effective lessons, weekly messages and lesson comments; and include discussion on reflective practice and provide strategies to support faculty as they learn and implement the practice to deepen reflection on their work. Learning facilitator: Professor Emerita Rosemary Arca, author of the Coaching Field Guide for the City University of New York (CUNY) Reflective Practice Institute