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Allison Ochs

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 Allison is an American/Swiss social pedagogue/worker, author, lecturer, teacher, and consultant. In Kiel, Germany, Allison worked in a teen transition home. She held a social pedagogue/worker position, teaching courses on empathy and dealing with difficult situations at the University Hospital. In Switzerland, Allison taught languages and cultural studies and held leadership positions in both public and private schools. Allison’s volunteer work ranges from working in an orphanage in Mexico to serving on the board of trustees at the International School of Amsterdam. 
Allison is also an affiliated consultant with the Council of International Schools and has collaborated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technical in Lausanne (EPFL), developing a pedagogical series of stories about digital citizenship for primary school, the Oscar and Zoe series. Allison’s first book was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2019. Would I have sexted back in the 80s? gives hands-on advice to parents and educators on how to deal with raising teens in a digital world. Relevant, fun, and engaging are adjectives associated with Allison’s workshops. Making sure that students learn while creating a safe haven for them to discuss their online world is at the core of her work.