Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) Pre-Conference
March 22, 2017 | World Trade Centre, The Hague | Netherlands
Leaders in supporting & connecting school-based programs that address international mobility
SPAN is grateful to the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Board of Directors for its moral and instrumental support in launching this first SPAN Pre-Conference. SPAN encourages all who are accepted for the 2017 SPAN Pre-Conference to register for the full FIGT Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, from March 23-25, 2017. FIGT is the premier forum for learning about how mobility affects people and what professionals across sectors—education, corporate, research, military, and missionary—are doing to improve how people transition across cultures. No better ‘home’ exists for SPAN to launch its work.
SPAN encourages you to attend both the SPAN Pre-Conference and the FIGT Conference.
Conveniently located in the same facilities as the FIGT Conference, the SPAN Pre-Conference will take place at The World Trade Center, The Hague, Netherlands
Prinses Margrietplantsoen 100
2595 BR Den Haag
Tel: +31 70 3812345
Why is SPAN Important to International Schools?
At any school with a high degree of turnover, transitions affect everyone, regardless of a person’s role (staff, parent or student) and regardless of whether a person is moving or being moved away from. People move amongst schools, so the emotional issues of any one individual transcend individual school walls, making it impossible for any one school to fully address these issues alone. Success requires collaboration.
Only a handful of international schools have well-developed transitions programs. Even when these programs exist, they tend to operate in isolation. Part of the reason why is because no forum ever existed to support program development and collaboration. The SPAN Pre-Conference seeks to address this gap by creating a forum for professionals, parents and even students who are leading the development of transition services at their schools.
The SPAN Pre-Conference will create a day of collaboration, all with the goal of helping teachers so they can teach well and helping parents so they can parent well. We do this with an ultimate goal common to all schools: helping students learn well.
The Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) concept was launched at the 2016 Families in Global Transition Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Steering Committee consists of:
Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN):
Questions? Please contact SPAN at firstname.lastname@example.org