International Snapshot

Fellow International Educator,

As I write this month's Snapshot, I am just back from our International School Leaders Conference (ISLC) held in Bangkok. It was a wonderful time of fellowship, learning, and networking with 30 leaders. Our speaker, Andrew Ranucci, spoke from Mark 6:31 on the Leader and Soul-Care. Many were blessed. In one talk he shared with us a poem written by John O'Donohue called A Blessing for the One Who is Exhausted. Perhaps one of you dear readers need this blessing today.
The International School Job Fair is going on right now. We have over 40 school representatives at the fair happening now at various Christian colleges in the Midwestern US. We are praying that they will find the right staff they need for their schools around the world. Speaking of recruiting, did you know that you can place an ad for your school job openings in the ACSI CSE Journal? Christian School Educator goes out to every ACSI member school across the USA and all of our international schools. This is a great opportunity for you.
I want to let you know that our office has become aware of an exceptional candidate for headship with tremendous international experience. They would be available for a paid position in the fall of 2018. If you would like to be put in contact with this candidate please contact me for details.
I am looking forward to seeing many of our international member schools at the end of November at a Summit on Biblical Education and Christian Formation that is being hosted at Black Forest Academy in Germany with Prairie College acting as the convener of the Summit. The event is now closed but we will try and let you know the findings from the Summit as they become available. We are grateful for the involvement of Prairie College.
Finally, be sure to click on the link to the new PFO webpage to learn more about our shorter, cheaper, but just as effective Pre-Field Orientation training for new staff about to go overseas. Head of Schools, please do not miss the very special invitation and offer for you to be an integral part of PFO as well.    
Blessings upon you,
Tim Shuman, Regional Director for International School team

2017–18 EVENTS COMING UP

Two International School Leaders Conferences (ISLC)
ISLC Latin America
Registration is now open!
Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica
25–28 January, 2018
Main Speaker: Paul Campey, School Governance Principles

ISLC Europe
Portoroz, Slovenia
29 April–2 May, 2018
Main Speaker: Jan Dormer, author of What School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners

PreField Orientation (PFO)
Getting Ready to Go
24 June–1 July, 2018 
Houghton, NY 
PreField Orientation (PFO) is an annual conference for teachers, boarding parents, administrators, and their families headed to international Christian schools. New this year! We are calling all heads of school, HR directors, or recruiters to attend PFO to intentionally invest in your new hires before they leave North America. 

ICEC Asia
Save the date!
21–24 November, 2018
Speakers: John Dickson and the Axis.org team

Resources
1. Check out the new ACSI Blog
2. Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: Growing up among worlds is now available! By: Ruth E. Van Reken, David C. Pollock, and Michael V. Pollock