Educational Planning Seminar

Educational Planning Seminar

This Interaction International seminar is a “must” for parents who will homeschool or use national schools to educate their children.  The seminar is also a great learning opportunity for families investigating educational options where they plan to serve.
Moving cross-culturally adds layers of nuance to educating your children.  You need to know what questions to ask about your child’s education.  You need to have a well-defined plan for each child.  However, it’s better to move with at a backup plan, too.
The Education Planning seminar will help you formulate a plan for each of your children.  Beyond that, 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.
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 was the leading factor that caused families to leave their places of service. These issues will be critical for your family.

 

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

4) Develop an educational plan for their child.

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

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

6) Equip their child for the Third Culture Kid experience.

 May 2020

Location: Vero Beach, FL

Cost:
$425.00 (Individual)
$585.00 (Couple)

Register Now for the May program

For more information contact Interaction International at:

Phone: 630.653.8780
E-mail: office@interactionintl.org

 

Plan now to attend so you will have the best chance for success in new assignment!

Why Both Parents Should Attend the Seminar

We recognize that both parents will 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 attend the seminar if at all possible. 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 educational plans for their children.

Childcare

Childcare is not provided during the seminar.  Each year on evaluations, parents report they gained so much from the seminar because they attended without their children.  They were able to spend time focusing on their children’s education for a few days without interruption.  Parents felt they got far more out of the seminar then they would have if their children attended.  Consequently, we do not offer childcare at this program.

Logistical information

The seminar will be held in Vero Beach, FL.  Lunch is included, but participants are on their own for breakfast and dinner each day.  When we receive your registration, we will send additional information about logistics as well as links to additional forms that will need to be completed and returned.  At the seminar, each family will receive access to numerous resources and materials.

The conference will start on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.  The seminar will end at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday. Evenings are free. During the seminar, time will be spent discussing your questions and helping you develop an educational plan for your children. Please plan your arrival and departure times so that you are able to attend the entire seminar. (Arriving sometime on Monday is recommended, if coming from a distance.)