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    • Student Voices - Hear From Students How They Are Dealing With War In Ukraine
      Webinar Recording

      As we begin to move beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic, Geopolitical Conflict and War have risen up creating new concerns for students and schools.  Here from Students at the Heritage International School in Chisinau, Moldova - bordering Ukraine, on how they have handled the stress of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 

      The School Collaborative sat together with Heritage International School leaders Rob Ford, Director and Tatiana Popa, Head of Global Learning and several of their students to discuss how they were feeling about this conflict and how they were coping.  Insights from these students can provide excellent input to schools around the world as geopolitical conflict and war is sadly on the rise.

      You can view the video here - Student Voices
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    • Roundtable Video - Addressing Geopolitical Conflict at International Schools - Russia's invasion of Ukraine
      Please find a detailed discussion with Rob Ford, Director of the Heritage International School in Chisinau, Moldova as he share with us what it has been like to be near the frontlines of this invasion, what it was like in the early days and how they are coping with the varied challenges that are affecting students and the community.  This conversation was supported by Doug Walker, Chief Programs Director at Mercy Family Center and Meredith Herold, Senior Consultant at Penbrae International Consulting where they addressed various coping strategies that schools can employ within their own schools and communities as this war continues.

      View the Recording Here
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    • Event Comment in Addressing Geopolitical Conflict with Students at International Schools - Roundtable Discussion
      Those attending have raised the following questions for discussion regarding their mental health challenges related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine:

      Anxiety about the impact on the rest of the world and concern for family and friends in the Ukraine. Russian students' concern

      - Most of our students are from East Asia and are less affected by the conflict, making it harder for our European students
      - Displacement of the masses and its future.
      - We have taken in several Ukrainian refugees and we worry about how best to support them.
      - PTSD, Transition, Loss, Grief, fear of Unknown, etc..
      - Boarding schools with both Russian and Ukrainian students
    • Emergency Preparedness - Tabletop Exercise 1 of 4 - Threat to School Transportation
      Please find the recording and presentation from the first of 4 tabletop exercises being hosted by the School Collaborative to help schools prepare for a variety of emergency they may face. This session was focused on a Threat to School Transportation.  Participants worked through a variety of scenarios as if they were addressing a real emergency.  In doing so, they address the 7 core components of emergency preparedness: 

      - Assessment
      - Mitigation
      - Preparation
      - Response
      - Recovery
      - Alerting
      - Communication

      Please join us for one of our next sessions below.  You can register here.

      - Human Created Threat - March 15th
      - Natural Disaster Threat - April 7th
      - Unknown Threat / Hazard - May 17th
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    • Emergency Preparedness at International Schools - Tabletop Exercise - Threat to School Transportation
      For nearly two years international schools have been focused on COVID-19 and mitigation efforts to manage the pandemic and the impact it has had on schools, students, staff and school communities.  COVID-19 remains a challenge, however schools need to continue to prepare for a variety of emergency they may face.  As such, The School Collaborative, in cooperation with Clearpath Alerts and Together School is offering a series of four tabletop training sessions for schools to help them with their preparation.  These sessions will address:

      Threat to School Transportation - February 15th

      Human Created Threat - March 15th

      Natural Disaster Threat - April 7th

      Unknown Threat / Hazard - May 17th

      Each session will be limited to 10 participants.  Participants will work through 3 scenarios in small groups addressing the 7 core components of emergency preparedness








      Participants will leave with an insights on emergency preparedness as well as processes and resources that exist for them to utilize.  

      Please Register HERE


      Michael Johnson - CEO Clearpath Alerts

      Mike consults U.S. and international schools to build and maintain robust emergency preparedness, risk, and safety programs through dynamic technology solutions and consulting services. As CEO of Clearpath Alerts, Mike created the Clearpath EPM Prepare My School asynchronous training courses. With an extensive career in military, law enforcement and security services, Mike now specializes in working with institutions (educational sector, non-profits, and NGOs), corporations, and live event organizers to build resilience into their operations. 




      Kevin Lloyd - Co-Founder of Together School Ltd

      Kevin has working with International Schools for the past 6 years. He is a co-founder of The School Collaborative, the hosts of this webinar and of Together School, a company focused on improving international school’s safety and security as well as engaging the school’s community. Together School brings systems, processes and people at a school all together in one App providing relevant and critical information to the right person at the right time.

      Prior to working with International Schools, Kevin has had a career in Enterprise Communications developing products and solutions with Nokia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson and Siemens Enterprise Communications. 
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  • Upcoming Events

    • 23 Apr 2024 08:00 Until 08:45
      TELUS Health introduces a pioneering well-being platform designed for International Schools, aimed at nurturing a healthier, more inclusive environment for educators and the families of students worldwide. This all-encompassing solution brings together wellness and fitness tools, professional guidance, and 24/7 support to address the physical and mental health needs of the school community, thereby enriching company culture and enhancing support systems.
      Key Benefits:
      Comprehensive Well-Being Support: Provides a holistic approach to health, integrating resources for physical and mental well-being to foster a supportive atmosphere for staff and student families. Cultural and Emotional Adaptation Assistance: Offers tools and services to help educators and families navigate cultural adjustments, reducing feelings of isolation and bolstering emotional well-being. Continuous Professional Guidance: Delivers round-the-clock access to professional support for handling sensitive issues, ensuring a safer and more nurturing environment for everyone involved. Global Service Availability: Tailors its offerings to cater to the diverse needs of international schools across continents, guaranteeing a broad and impactful reach. Fostering Community and Well-Being Culture: Encourages a sense of community among educators and families, promoting a positive environment through wellness initiatives and recognition programs. We warmly invite school leaders to our forthcoming information session on this transformative platform. Discover how TELUS Health's well-being platform can make a significant difference in your school's community, supporting educators and student families, and cultivating a school culture deeply committed to health and well-being.  Please Register HERE!
    • 23 Apr 2024 08:00 Until 08:45
      Recruitment of Staff and Students
      A never-ending job for international schools is the recruitment of staff and students. Keeping them at your school is equally important. Mental health issues are a leading reason for them to leave early as such solutions that support mental health and well-being are an investment well made.
      Uniquely International Challenges
      The Unique Challenges of life in a foreign country brings with it a set of challenges that can be both exciting and daunting. For staff, students, and their families at International Schools, these challenges can be amplified - Language Barriers, Cultural Differences, Isolation, Local Laws and Customs, Trust, Stigma are just a few of the challenges.
      For many, the school becomes the centre of their social universe, where a sense of community and belonging is a powerful tool to both attract and retain both staff and students. A comprehensive well-being solution within this setting contributes to the sense of community within this complex landscape - a trusted, accessible, and culturally sensitive support system is invaluable.
      In this session we will introduce you to TELUS Health and their Total Well-Being Solution.
      This is an information session and will be hosted in small groups enabling discussion and answers to your schools unique questions.
      Please join us by registering HERE:
      About TELUS Health
      Committed to building the healthiest communities and workplaces on the planet.
      As a global health and wellbeing provider encompassing physical, mental and financial health, our team of thousands of team members globally is dedicated to solving the most pressing issues facing citizens, healthcare professionals, employers, and employees around the world.
      We’re on a mission to be the most trusted wellbeing company in the world.
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