QAIS Secondary BLog

Mar
27

Let’s ‘Math’ About it.

Educators and researchers think that classroom talk has the power to improve both students’ learning and ability to reason and teachers’ ability to teach. Talking about mathematical concepts allows students to reflect on their own understanding while making sense of and critiquing the ideas of others. When done in a collaborative and supportive learning environment, […]

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Mar
27

Students Taking the Lead

Recently, MYP and DP students have been meeting to come up with ways to make positive changes to QAIS and the Qingdao community. Students are now creating Ambassador groups in hopes of leading the way in community service, school activities, art, and sports programs, along with many more. Students will hone their leadership and communication […]

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Mar
03

With a Little Help of our friends

In order to strengthen collaboration among our programs, and to enable students to regard each other as an integral part of a learning community, PYP and MYP teachers at QAIS strive to find opportunities for students to collaborate and learn from each other. The images below show how Grade 7 students assisted PYP3 students in […]

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Mar
03

The ATL Museum Part I

Every morning, throughout this academic year, QAIS advisory program has engaged students in talking about learning. MYP students have watched inspirational videos and expressed their opinion about them; they have also looked at a variety of Global Issues and have commented upon them; they have engaged in the study of specific skills they have to […]

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Mar
03

Examples of Good Citizenship

Our Grade 7 students, in their humanities class, were asked to show examples of how they practice good citizenship. These are some examples.

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Feb
16

A Behind the Scenes Look: Seussical the Musical

(Text written by Ms Trisha H.) “Now I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue with a cat such as me, and a thinker like you!” – Cat-in-the-Hat, The Seussical. That’s right, Dr. Seuss and his beloved cast of characters are coming to QAIS! Students from grades 3-12 will bring this funny, heartwarming, and highly […]

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Feb
15

Skill Audit in Secondary

    Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. Service-learning involves students in service projects to apply classroom learning for local agencies that exist to effect positive change in the community. (Furco, A.,  2011. “Service-Learning”: A Balanced Approach […]

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Dec
16

Chopsticks cultures in China,Korea and Japan

In Grade 10 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit is You Believe What. Students investigated the chopsticks cultures of China, Korea and Japan. Students learned how to master their skills by picking up different items with chopsticks. They further learned the similarities and differences between cultures that use chopsticks.  

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Dec
05

Secondary Sharing Meeting – 中学部的分享会

文章如下: Secondary students had their first sharing meeting of the school year this past Friday. 11th grade student Shirley was awarded her certificate for completion of her MYP Personal Project, an important capstone project to the MYP and the first awarded in our school history. The Student Council shared some initiatives to increase school spirit. […]

By Jon Springer | Secondary Sharing
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Nov
24

Expressing who we are

In Grade 10 Language Acquisition Chinese, our first unit was Expressing Who We Are. Students explored the concepts of how a person’s cultural identity and sense of belonging may derive from connections to family, language context, ethnicity and social backgrounds. In order to explore the concept deeper, the students designed questionnaires for interviews. In the interviews, […]

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