Education Planning Seminar

Education Planning for Families in Transition

Education Planning for Families in Transition

Offered in partnership with PACE, Education Planning for Families in Transition is essential for parents who will be raising their children outside of their passport country. Moving cross-culturally adds layers of nuance to educating your children. You need to know what questions to ask about your child’s education and formulate a well-defined plan for each child.

During this seminar, you will learn and work with your spouse to create education plans for each of your children. You will also work with an education consultant who specializes in helping families plan for the education of their children.

This experience is offered in two formats: online (currently available) and in-person (beginning Spring 2022). You will leave with a broader knowledge of the issues you will face when educating your children in another culture and the confidence to do it well.

“The single biggest stressor for my wife and I in serving overseas has been the issues and decisions regarding our children’s education. This conference has given us the understanding and skills we needed to make and carry out educational decisions that fit our family and work. "
“The Education Planning Seminar transformed the way we look at our children’s education. No longer are we at the mercy of whatever educational opportunities happen to be around where we live. Instead, we now have a plan and the tools to flex that plan for our kids.”"

 

During this seminar, you will learn and work with your spouse to create education plans for each of your children. You will also work with an education consultant who specializes in helping families plan for the education of their children.

This experience is offered in two formats: online (currently available) and in-person (beginning Spring 2022). You will leave with a broader knowledge of the issues you will face when educating your children in another culture and the confidence to do it well

 

Essential Questions

This seminar will help parents answer questions such as:

  • What educational option is best for our children? Will it work for all our children?
  • How can we use the national schools successfully?
  • How can we help our children learn a second language?
  • How can we develop a workable educational plan for our family that fits our goals, values, and ministry?
  • How do we choose a homeschooling curriculum?
  • How do we get started in homeschooling?
  • How do we teach specific skills such as reading and writing?
  • How can we prepare our children for the transitions they will make in leaving this culture and entering a new one?

These are the important questions the Educational Planning Seminar is specifically designed to address. Unfortunately, these are often the issues that bring families home prematurely. A recent study on attrition indicated that issues related to the care and education of their children were the leading factors that caused families to leave their places of service. Your family will find these issues critical.

Register here and begin the journey to educating your children in a new culture.

 

 

“I wish everyone preparing for overseas ministry could have access to the God-given wisdom that this team of educators possesses. They helped me to ask good questions and think through important issues regarding my kids education for now and for the future.”"

Seminar Objectives Include the following:

Parents will . . .

1) Understand the educational options available for their child after exploring learning styles and education methodologies.

2) Articulate their education mission statement for their child.

3) Explore the educational option that might be best for their child.

4) Develop an education plan for their child.

5) Identify specific challenges and strategies for their child in reading, writing, and second language acquisition.

6) Prepare for the cross-cultural transition process for their family.

 

Why Both Parents Should Participate

We recognize that both parents may not play the same day-to-day role in their children’s education.  However, we believe both parents need to be informed about the issues related to education and to actively participate in making these decisions. Consequently, we urge both husband and wife to work through the seminar together. Previous participants have found it helpful for both parents to hear the information presented, to discuss their questions with an advisor, and to work together on developing the education plans for their children.

“Thank you for the most valuable, practical, get your money’s worth seminar I’ve attended. You really dealt with the issues that were causing me concern. Although they don’t know it yet, my children will reap the benefits of this seminar for years to come.”"