Archives for May, 2017

May
26

The Natural Storyteller

To bring our literacy week 2017 to a closure, Australian author Ken Spillman conducted a session about storytelling with QAIS MYP students. Ken shared how he discovered that he had a voice and that his storytelling skills were what made him feel unique. Likewise, Spillman took the opportunity to offer advise to students, encouraging them […]

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May
25

The Solar Cooker Project

MYP4 students are currently finalising an exploration into modernization, industrialization and engineering, under the global context Scientific and Technical Innovation. In order to wrap up their inquiry, with the following statement of inquiry in mind: Discovering patterns in fundamental natural forms permits new applications, they have been working on parabolic reflectors. MYP4 students have been studying parabolae, and […]

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May
25

The Power of Illustration

Ms Jessica Vargas and Ms Cecilia Flores, our PYP2 and PYP3 teachers respectively, and authors of “A veces- Sometimes” took part in an interaction with QAIS MYP students was part of our Literacy Week 2017. Starting with the question, “what do you see?”, as a white space was shown, Ms Jessica and Ms Cecilia invited students to inquire […]

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May
22

Voices of Action

    Some of the core values of QAIS’ Mission Statement are our commitment to helping students become courageous, global citizens; to develop intercultural understanding; to take part in community action; and to demonstrate respect for all life. In order to accomplish this goal, we are constantly looking for opportunities to enrich learners’ experience. To start off the […]

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May
22

We are all Readers

The new edition of QAIS Literacy Week will begin today, May 22, 2017. On this occasion, the theme will be “The worlds in books”. QAIS teachers were invited to visit our library and select a book that they love and would recommend to support one of the core values in our Mission Statement: Lifelong love of […]

By Rafael Angel | IB DP . IB MYP . Language & Literature . Library
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May
15

IB DP CAS Gave me the Opportunity to Engage

Hello, My name is Zsófia Podnar. I graduated from QAIS in 2016. Even though I was not an IB DP student- I was only a certificate student, I wanted to be a part of the QAIS Inspire Project Experience. When Ms Canan and Mr Rafael spoke to us IB DP students about how we could put […]

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May
15

Using my knowledge of Design in a Real World Situation

My name is Candy Choi, and I would like to share my experience in our MYP5 design unit in which I had to collaborate with someone in order to create a product for them. In order to make this happen, I would need to find a client, for whom I would be the designer. In […]

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May
15

CAS helped me see that I was able to share

When Mr. Rafael and Ms Canan invited us to participate in a brainstorm session to figure out how we could use the skills and talents the QAIS community has and to think of a way in which we could share these with the whole city, Qingdao, my original thoughts about an event through which we could do […]

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May
15

CAS: An Opportunity to demonstrate Leadership

In 2016, when I was in grade 11 (IB DP1), I was part of the leadership team for the organisation of the QAIS Inspire Project. Looking back at it, I cannot help but think of the amazing opportunity it was for me to demonstrate my leadership skills. My original thoughts of the events were to […]

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May
10

QAIS Advisory: A forum to design and experience learning

Last year, as we reflected on our teaching and learning practices, we identified that it was important for our community to articulate the dialogue teachers and students had about the way they learn best. We also identified that we needed to find different means to support students in developing the confidence to speak about what […]

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