Highlights of 2020
We joined with UNHCR, and the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium to launch a 6-month collaborative project for faculty development in the MENA region. Targeting the countries of Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon, the project probed five domains: Teaching Refugee Learners in Higher Education, Online Teaching and Learning, Education Technology, Instructional Design, and Faculty Professional Development. This project was funded in part by the Open Society Foundations. The final report is to be published in early February 2021.
We designed and delivered a 2-day online workshop in inclusive digital education for European educators. Commissioned by the Migration Policy Group and SIRIUS, this workshop aimed to transform the participants’ understanding of digital education and its potential for the future of education, to assure inclusion of all learners in education across the EU, and to help build robust and inclusive national digital education plans.
Several publications and presentations were released including ‘The Art of Reflective Teaching‘ written by one of our advisors, Dr. Carol Rodgers. The book examines what it means to be present in one’s teaching. Julie Kasper and Marissa Winmill co-authored a chapter ‘Teachers Leading in Refugee Education: Boundary-Breaking Leadership as Social Justice Intervention’ in the Handbook of Social Justice Interventions in Education. Refugee Educator Academy Project Consultant Sarah Bracken was featured in The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Digitalachia Podcast hosted by Robert Brown, available here on youtube.
Refugee Educator Workforce Development for Quality Holistic Learning is a global project launched by our Refugee Educator Academy.
Critical Issues in Refugee Education Workshop Series for 2020-2021 continues.
Teaching about Refugees from UNHCR is available for enrollment now. It will be the first in a series of three courses.
The Refugee Educator Academy has launched a series of six micro-courses to support educators of SLIFE. These courses are offered in English and Spanish. Arabic versions of these courses are coming soon!