The Christian German School Chiang Mai became a regional training center for the South East Asia/Australia region (region M) since the 2018/2019 school year. The following schools belong to region M:
- Australia – German International School Sydney, German School Melbourne
- Indonesia – German School Jakarta
- Malaysia – German School Kuala Lumpur
- Philippines – German European School Manila
- Singapore – German European School Singapore
- Thailand – German-speaking School of Bangkok, Christian German School Chiang Mai
- Vietnam – International German School Ho Chi Minh City
The ReFo team at CDSC coordinates regional trainings for teachers, principals and administration managers and offers their support in administrative matters.
Calvin Yunkun Ji
Trainings are planned and held over a three-year span (2018–2021, extended until 2022 due to Covid-19). Concept and content stem from close-knit consultation with the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA) and the Educational Advisory Board (a body of all regional principals). The facilitator is responsible for coordinating the trainings.
Regional trainings aim to ensure the quality assurance and improvement of German Schools Abroad (DAS).
To this end, all training measures are based on the Education Quality Management Guidelines tailored specifically to schools abroad. School quality depends in particular on the quality of instruction and all teaching and learning processes. For this reason, lesson development and teacher professionalism in this area constitute two main pillars of our training conceptualizations.
Conference series have a multiphase structure. Conferences occur at calculated intervals; this allows for long-term, collegial cooperation and professional support within schools as well as in the entire regional network. The South East Asia/Australia region (region M) and the Far East region (region N) have been working together successfully for many years and enjoy the resonating effects of their collaboration.
Training series are complimented and expanded through web-based offers (e-learning) focused on personal, teacher and organizational development. These can be found on the website: “Schools: Partners of the Future” (“Schulen: Partner der Zukunft”) PASCH-net.