Tier II in Thailand A collaborative international learning opportunity for California & U.S. school administrators to ‘learn, lead and demonstrate competence’ in Thai schools.
Goals of the Thailand Program Demonstrate professional competence in a unique educational environment Practice administrative behaviors & activities including communication, presentation, coaching, analysis, and collaboration Create professional networks to enhance ongoing professional development Enhance leadership capacity in America’s diverse schools Gain knowledge and understanding of cultural & educational dynamics in our global society Enhance communications with local Asian communities ‘Internationalize’ leadership skills
Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai is the 2 nd largest city in Thailand. Considered the country’s northern capitol, Chiang Mai is commonly referred to as ‘the Rose of the North’. The local geography includes some of the most picturesque scenery in all of Thailand, and includes fascinating ‘hilltribes’ with indigenous lifestyles that have been preserved for centuries. Chiang Mai’s population is over 160,000 people.
California Administrators Thailand-Summer 2006 Linda Babcock Marcia Encinas Alicia Hernandez Misha Karigaca Nancy Kawata Michael Kellison Glenda Lopez Kathleen McNamara Ann Morton Lucy Salerno Joni Siegel David Silver Tracy Smith Robin Spindler Loretta Whitson
California Administrators Thailand-Summer 2005 Omar Ezzeldine Anthony Jackson Elaine Liu-Grondin Shelly Mason Anna Mattos-Massey Scott Prell Debra Quan Chuck Seligman
California Administrators Thailand-Summer 2004 Sunny Franklin Karen Gerhard Martin Griffin Patsy Janda Nancy Kozma Diane Lappi Karen Larsen Grace Lategola Jackie Littrell Judy Magee Jamie Marantz Batia Swed
WHY Tier II in Thailand? Candidates’ Comments Ability to complete Tier II over the summer (vs. 1-2 years) Job responsibilities & time constraints conflict with attendance in courses during the school year Step ‘far’ away from the job/office; & concentrate on Tier II Network with administrators from other districts & Thailand Learn, visit & hands-on experience the Thai education system/schools; comparative study of education in Thailand Expand cultural awareness & understanding Appeals to ‘adventurous’ leaders Cost competitive with other Tier II programs (1-2 yrs); plus tax deductible!
Partners in Chiang Mai Chiang Mai University (CMU) Montfort College/Academy - Private U. S. Consul General CMU Demonstration School Wattanothapayap School – Public International Center- Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai University Chiang Mai University is northern Thailand’s oldest, largest and most renowned higher education institution. Founded in 1964, the university contains 106 different departments offering 85 undergraduate and 122 graduate programs. Over 22,000 students attend Chiang Mai University.
Montfort School: K-12 Private School Montfort College/School is a k-12 private Catholic educational institution founded in 1932. The school enrolls over 5000 students on two campuses, and employs over 200 teachers. Ten percent of the teachers are from other countries, while 90% of the teachers at Montfort are Thai. The current Prime Minister of Thailand is a graduate of the Montfort School.
U. S Consul General Chiang Mai, Thailand The US Consulate General in Chiang Mai is the sole US consular presence outside Bangkok. The original Consulate was established in Chiang Mai in 1950 and was upgraded to a Consulate General in 1986. In addition to Department of State employees, staff from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Air Force's Technical Application Center are stationed in Chiang Mai associated with the Consulate; the Centers for Disease Control operates a field station in Chiang Rai. Approximately a dozen Peace Corps Volunteers work in northern Thailand, primarily in projects concerning education.
CMU Demonstration School The Demonstration School at Chiang Mai University serves 1400 students. Founded in 1968, the school includes students 11-18 years of age in middle through secondary grades. Class size is 40-45 students. Thirty percent of the students live on campus. The Demonstration School prepares 20 student teachers per semester.
Wattanothaipayap School Government [Public] School Wattanothaipayap School is a government (public) secondary school, enrolling middle and senior high school students. Founded in 1907, the Wattanothaipayap School was named by the King’s grandmother, and translates as ‘Rising Sun’. The school enrolls over 2000 students, and employs 122 teachers in 53 classes. In 2003, Wattanothaipayap School it received Thailand’s award as best school in the region.
Wattanothaipayup School Government [Public] School
Demonstration of Competence Sample of Formal Measures Candidate Self-Assessment (based on CAPSELs) Assessment by Superiors & other Administrators Senior Leader Interview – in Thailand Exemplars of Candidate Competence on Leadership Standards Videotape of Worksite, Job & Activities PowerPoint Presentation in area of Expertise- delivered to Thai audience of teachers/administrators/professors Thai Activity by Leader related to Professional Standards Manuscript on Leader’s area of focus for Publication Reflection Essay
Demonstration of Competence ACTIVE ‘In-Thailand’ Measures Formal PowerPoint presentations to Thai teachers and administrators; university students & faculty –Montfort School (k-12) –International Leadership Center –Prince Royal College Meetings & small group discussions with Thai teachers in Chiang Mai University course(s) School visitations, observations and discussion/analysis Collaborative dialogs with Thai teachers, administrators, university professors & others Thai teacher lesson observations in classroom & post conferencing Numerous additional PROFESSIONAL activities initiated by candidates specific to their areas of interest, grade level and professional responsibilities
PowerPoint Presentations by Candidates [Teachers Staff Development Day at Montfort School & Associate Dean’s Special Education Class (CMU) ]