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NESA Fall Leadership Conference 2019

Ellen Mahoney

CEO & Certified Mentoring Program Professional

Sea Change Mentoring

www.seachangementoring.com
@seachangementor

ELLEN MAHONEY, M.Ed., is an alumna of international schools, the CEO of Sea Change Mentoring, and a Council of International Schools Affiliated Consultant. She is the only professional working with international schools who is certified in mentoring program supervision.

In 2013, Ms Mahoney was named a David Pollock Scholar and an Echoing Green Semifinalist for founding Sea Change Mentoring, which provides consulting and professional development for international schools developing Social and Emotional Learning, mentoring, advisory, and transitions programs. In 2019, she launched The Circulus Institute, which provides blended learning opportunities for school staff in the area of social and emotional learning competencies.

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Ms Mahoney has been awarded a New York City Council Citation for her work supporting mentoring programs across 16 school administrations. She served on the board for Families in Global Transitions, and was a co-founding board member of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN). In 2019, she was invited to serve on a committee for MENTOR (the National Mentoring Partnership) for her practitioner expertise in e-mentoring models.

Ms Mahoney’s work has been featured in publications like The Chronicle for Evidence-Based Mentoring and Ruth Van Reken and David Pollock’s Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds, 3rd Edition.


3-Hour Workshop #1

On the Go: How students learn to adapt, thrive and be well in an age of global hyper-mobility

Connect & Engage

NESA alumni are invited on stage for the student portion of the panel to discuss what their transition was like to the “real world”; what skills they use to adapt to the changing economic, social, and environmental landscape, how schools did and did not prepare them for this, and advice on how schools can support this transition. We will have an opportunity to connect with them and with each other to consider the implications for our work.

Learn

Sea Change Mentoring's research on cross-cultural transitions support in 88 international schools highlights several gaps in care and the reasons behind those gaps. We explore this latest research as well as discuss the latest research findings on this topic such as Cardiff University, IEPS and ISC's "Wellbeing in International Schools Survey" and The Drum Cussac “Future of Risk” white paper.

Reflect & Apply

Attendees will reflect and share with colleagues what they are doing to support students and suggestions for further work. We invite Michael Nachbar of Global Online Academy and Jamie Steckart from Think Global School to discuss the ways they provide this kind of support, their perspective, and insight from the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore potential models they can adopt in their schools and set goals for how they would like to improve their support of globally mobile students.



Target Audience:

Middle and High School

Continuum Levels:

1, 2


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3-Hour Workshop #2

Choosing the Path Forward: Adapting your school to meet the social emotional learning needs of your students

Connect & Engage

Learn about the common challenges and opportunities within the realm of social emotional learning that Ellen Mahoney has seen in her work with international schools around the world, as they strive to find the common language, research-backed frameworks, and effective implementation strategies that work best for their school communities. Attendees will share with each other what has worked for their schools, what stage in the process they are in, how they adapt social and emotional learning approaches to the culture of their school and the wider community, and some of the hurdles in their way.

Learn

We will look at what research tells us about successful SEL implementation, including effective professional development, assessment, tailoring approaches across school divisions, and requirements for school leadership. Ms Mahoney will share helpful frameworks and self-assessments that will guide school leaders in understanding when they are ready to implement SEL programming and what may need strengthening in order for them to achieve greater success.

Reflect & Apply

Leaders will have the opportunity to reflect on where they are in their SEL journey and to use some of the tools discussed earlier in the day to gain greater insight into their own work. You will work with each other to create roadmaps to your desired SEL destinations, and you will support each other in arriving at solutions to any challenges you may be facing in this work.


Target Audience:

Middle and High School

Continuum Levels:

2, 3, 4


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Handouts

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For your convenience, and to support our efforts in being "green", all handouts/files posted here have been notated with an A, B, C or D indicating the following:

(A) hardcopies needed at workshop
(B) electronic version on laptop is sufficient (for viewing during the workshop)
(C) required reading PRIOR to the workshop
(D) file not needed for workshop itself, but simply material of additional interest/reference


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Updates to handouts may be made until shortly before the start of the conference.