Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The International Educator Circle Group


For this 500th IHEC Blog post I would like to highlight an important new group in the field of international education called the International Educator Circle. I learned about this new group yesterday via a post to SECUSS-L by Tom Millington (founder of International Educator Circle). I originally planned to summarize what this new group was about but thought it would be best to simply copy and paste Tom’s original message below as I think it’s best to convey what this group is about in his own words:


Dear colleagues:

I am pleased to inform you of the formation of the *International Educator Circle*, a group whose purpose is to build and maintain connections between the field of international education and those of us who have been adversely affected by the recession. While the principal objective of this group is to provide a network of support, it will also provide opportunities for currently unemployed international educators to do the following:

*strategize on ways to remain relevant in the field

*develop approaches to participate in NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad conferences and maintain membership in these organizations

*explore ways to transition out of the field and communicate with potential partners

*advocate for more dialogue with NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad

The *International Educator Circle* can be found on Linkedin here and on Facebook here.

Please forward this message [link to this IHEC Blog post] to colleagues who have been laid off and are looking for ways to remain connected to the field. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at millingtont@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Tom Millington

[1] Posted to IHEC Blog with Tom’s permission with minor edits to transition from listserv to blog post.

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