Carey Institute prepares teachers to help refugees

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Carey Institute’s Center for Learning in Practice has been certified to be an approved sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education  by the State Education Department.

CTLE has approved course offerings through the Refugee Educator Academy, the flagship initiative of the Center for Learning in Practice at the Carey Institute, that serve pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade refugee educators to ensure that enough qualified and better-supported educators are available to meet the needs of refugee students within the state of New York.

The United Nations has identified a global need for 69 million new teachers, said Diana Woolis, director of the Center for Learning in Practice, in a release from the Carey Institute.

New York State educators are required to earn 100 CTLE hours during their registration period. These educators can now look to the Center for Learning in Practice at the Carey Institute to meet this criterion. The term of approval began on March 29 and will run for five years through March 28, 2024.

“There is an urgent demand to support teachers who are addressing the needs of refugee students in classrooms across New York State and beyond, said Gareth Crawford in the release. Crawford is the president and chief executive officer of the Carey Institute.

He went on, “Our Sustainable Learning Framework is designed to address such needs at scale. The addition of the Center for Learning in Practice, which launched just three years ago, to this rigorously vetted pool of accredited New York State providers is testimony to the visionary work of our team of learning designers.”

This latest credential stems from a long history dating back to the 1980s of serving educators on the grounds of what is now the Carey Institute for Global Good. Since 2014, the Carey Institute has hosted more than 2,600 educators and 1,200 students. It is anticipated that the CTLE certification will help the Carey Institute serve more teachers in the next five years.

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