Sunday, 9 September 2012

EARCOS Workshop a success!


We hope this message finds you all doing well! Last weekend (Sept. 1 and 2), we conducted a workshop for EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools). The workshop was opened up to members of EARCOS, as well as to school staff and parents throughout Singapore, and by the end of the weekend, the workshop was deemed a success! We were able to have presentations on a variety of topics related to Expat Teens/Global Nomads/Third Culture Kids by an equally-diverse set of presenters. Adding to the success was the incorporation of presentations using various forms of multi-media, including PREZI and SKYPE. This was truly a Global effort!

We want to take this moment to thank all of our presenters for the time, energy, and effort put forth to make this workshop a success:

Diana Smit
Dr. Lisa Pittman
Kay (and Katherine) Chapman
Rebecca Grappo
Dr. Jill Kristal

Julia Simens
Tina Quick
Ruth Van Reken
Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly 
Alice Wu

And a very special THANK YOU to co-author, Diana Smit, and EARCOS coordinator, Caroline Meek, for all of the extra time, energy, and effort that they put forth to make sure that everything went off so smoothly! You both truly are stars!! We encourage other schools and professionals to put together similar workshops in order to continue to spread the word about issues related to and supporting Expat Life.

Enjoy these photos from the Workshop:

Tina Quick via Skype

Parent Group

Materials available by authors

Dr. Jill Kristal via Skype

Becky Grappo

Dr. Jill Kristal (Creator, "Your Move" cards) and co-presenter Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly (Author, "Subtle Differences, Big Faux Pas")

Diana Smit and Dr. Lisa Pittman (Co-Authors, "Expat Teens Talk")

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