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Supporting Military Children through School Transitions™:  Foundations

The MCEC® Supporting Military Children through School Transitions: Foundations (previously known as Transition Counselors Institute Phase 1-TCI 1) is an interactive professional development institute focusing on the militaryconnected child’s experience with transitions. It creates an environment for education, installation, and community professionals to have access to professional networks, technologies, resources, and support systems. The MCEC understands the importance in helping these professionals stay up to date on the dynamic and diverse K-12 school experience that impacts the transitioning student. Military lifestyle and culture, school transition perspectives, and identifying local transition challenges are some of the modules addressed.

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For questions or help registering please email
Joe.Clever@MilitaryChild.org or
Myriam.Virella@MilitaryChild.org

The Learning Outcomes Are:
• Explain how the elements of transition and separation impact the military family using print media, current research and participants’ experience
• Interpret data from MCEC research and institute networking that addresses school transitions
• Analyze current transition practices/programs for entering and exiting mobile students by utilizing research and networking activities
• Formulate a viable transition action plan

Course Format:
Face-to-Face instruction with up to 50 people per session.

Course Length:
This course includes 12 clock hours (1.2 CEUs) of instruction and group work time, exclusive of breaks and lunch. The course is offered over two consecutive days.

Target Audience:
This course is designed for school counselors, educators, and others who work with militaryconnected children and youth in an educational or youth organization setting. This course is also relevant for those who work with any youth who may experience high mobility rate.

Course Agenda:

  • Military Children and Transitions
  • Smooth and Effective Transitions
  • Academics and Implications of Transitions
  • Academic Resources
  • Military Culture
  • Navigating a New School, Community, and Culture
  • Deployments as a Transition
  • Burning Issues of Transition
  • Creating an Action Plan

Participants receive the following resources during the training:

  • Supporting Military Children Through School Transitions Participant Manual (MCEC Publication)
  • Preparing for the Journey (MCEC Publication)
  • Education of the Military Child in the 21st Century Executive Summary MCEC Research Publication
  • The Military Parents’ Guide to Education Legislation (MCEC Publication)
  • How Communities can Support the Children and Families of those Serving in the National Guard or Reserves (MCEC Publication)
  • How to Prepare our Children and Stay Involved in Their Education During Deployment (MCEC Publication)
  • Chart Your Course (complete kit) (MCEC Publication)
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Children Roots and Wings by Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg
  • You and Your Military Hero: Building Positive Thinking Skills During Your Hero’s Deployment by Sara Jensen-Fritz, Paula Jones-Johnson, and Thea L. Zitzow
  • Touching the Hearts of Children Anthology: The Art of being a Military Child (MCEC Publication)

Credit Options
CEU - Course participants are eligible to receive 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this twelve clock hour course. MCEC has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. MCEC is also a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. These designations allow us to offer you these opportunities.

To receive CEUs a participant must maintain 95% attendance, engage in the class activities and discussions, complete an end of course evaluation,
and complete an end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of 80%. The CEU fee is $25.00.

Graduate Credit - Participants may apply for one hour of non-degreed graduate credit issued by Texas A&M University Central Texas. Requirements to receive the credit are 95% attendance, engage in the class activities and discussions, complete an end of course evaluation, and complete an end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of 80%. The graduate credit fee is $50.00.

For more information about this training, other professional development opportunities, or learner support, please contact Myriam Virella at 254-953-1923 x 1119 or myriam.virella@militarychild.org