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Transitions 101 - Tips and tools for transforming your school's transition program

30 Oct 2017 11:05 AM | Anonymous

Calling all International School Educators, Counsellors and Leadership

Does your school resemble a revolving door – students, families and staff constantly leaving and arriving?

Do you have:

  • students from culturally diverse backgrounds struggling to integrate into your school community or engage effectively in learning?
  • teachers searching for strategies to equip and support their Cross Cultural (CCK) and Third Culture (TCK) students?
  • parents from culturally diverse backgrounds struggling with transition or worried about their child’s emotional, social and intellectual wellbeing?

Would you like to do more to support your students, parents and colleagues as they navigate the triumphs and trials associated with global transition? This webinar series is for you!

Transitions 101: Tips and tools for transforming your school’s transition program


International schools are the most popular educational platform for families in global transition yet they are often ill-equipped to address the challenges associated with mobility. As places with high turnover, transitions affect everyone, whether you are the one leaving, arriving or staying, whether you are local or international and whether you are a student, family member or staff member.

Managing mobility is the responsibility of every international school but knowing where to start can be overwhelming.

In this live two-part webinar series you will:

  • Cultivate awareness around mobility’s impact upon yourself, staff, parents and students and how that experience shapes how you and they relate to others
  • Develop a common language to enhance communication and understanding of these issues
  • Further your knowledge of international mobility research well-being and learning
  • Be equipped with practical tools and strategies to build or enhance transitions programming at your school


You will receive a Research Bibliography and Recommended Resources to continue your knowledge transformation.


Ellen Mahoney is the founder of Sea Change Mentoring and an alumna of International schools. Sea Change Mentoring delivers transitions-informed consulting services, program audits, and social-emotional learning curriculum designed just for international schools. She is the only person in the international school community who is certified in youth mentoring supervision which she earned at Fordham University’s School of Social Work. Clients include schools like Singapore American School and the American School of the Hague and organizations like Pearson and the IMF. She was a co-founding member of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) and a 2013 David Pollock Scholar.

Jane Barron (BA Dip Ed, MEd) - Founder of Globally Grounded, youth intercultural transition specialist and culturally responsive educator, writer, speaker and consultant to local and international schools. Driven to improve emotional, social and educational outcomes for cross-cultural learners, Jane equips schools to support and empower culturally diverse learners, their parents and those who educate them. A Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) steering committee member and 2017 Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency Scholar, Jane’s writing has been published in International Teacher Magazine, International School Magazine and The International Educator.

Each session will be 1 hour.

Date & Time:
PART ONE - Monday Nov 20, 2017 13:00 CET 
Laying the Foundations for an Effective School-Based Transition Program

PART TWO – Thursday Nov 30, 2017 07:00 CET
Building an Effective School-Based Transition Program at Your School

USD 149 for two sessions

We are big believers in collaboration. If you are unable to attend one session, a colleague from your school may take your place for the other session.

Registration closes November 17 so book now as places are limited.

Families in Global Transition
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1033 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103, USA

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