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  • 1.  Supporting teachers in Poland, Moldova, and other countries receiving Ukrainian refugees

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi all,
    I hope you are well.

    An in-service educator in one of my classes heard that teachers in Poland have had their class sizes increased by 30% because of the flood of refugees. She asked me to find out if there is anyway that k-12 educators in the US can help support the refugees and teachers online by tutoring, reading aloud, conducting literature circles or other things. Does anyone know of any connections for volunteering in this manner? If so, please contact Anna McCartney directly at anna@mccartneyfamily.com

    Thank you!

    Warmly,
    Kate

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    Kate Reynolds
    Professor
    Central Washington University
    United States
    kate.reynolds@cwu.edu
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  • 2.  RE: Supporting teachers in Poland, Moldova, and other countries receiving Ukrainian refugees

    Posted 17 days ago
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    Hi Kate,

    In addition to volunteering in some fashion or donating to organizations working on the ground, we can share and learn with colleagues in the countries affected by the war. To this end, TESOL Italy has partnered with TESOL Ukraine to organize a webinar series. While on our side here in Italy, we are looking for guidance on how to process the images we see in the media and how to cope with Ukrainian students in our classrooms (often unaccompanied minors whose parents refuse to leave their country), we have seen that our colleagues in Ukraine, at least on the surface, just want to further their profession and continuous professional development. (Although I suspect there is some therapeutic value in carrying on.)

    I am attaching the flyer for the first webinar in the series, which will be run by two fellow TESOLers based in the US. It is open to the public so please do feel free to join and share with anyone else who may be interested in joining.

    There are several more webinars in the works.

    Mike

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    Michael Ennis
    Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
    Italy
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  • 3.  RE: Supporting teachers in Poland, Moldova, and other countries receiving Ukrainian refugees

    Posted 15 days ago

    Thank you, Michael! I do appreciate it and I will send along the resources to my student.

     

    Warmly,

    Kate