Author: Rafael Angel

Apr
26

Constructing Meaning

Our grade 11 students in the IB DP English B HL Class have been exploring concepts such as society, government, politics, beliefs, community, social class, equity, and democracy in our unit under the theme “Social Organization”. After reading excerpts of the novels Interpreter of Maladies and Maximum City: Lost and Found, students began to transfer […]

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Apr
25

Reading our Productions to our Intended Audience

We can only confirm how effectively we have written a piece of writing when we test it with the intended audience. Therefore, in order to witness how the audience for their stories (PYP2) reacted, MYP2 English Language Acquisition Students visited the PYP2 classroom in order to read their productions. MYP2 students are about to wrap […]

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Dec
03

MYP-DP Dialogue about Empathy and Inclusion

In order to create a work and learning culture that genuinely includes students with disabilities fully, we need to talk about what it means to be a part of our community, how we display and live the values that we appreciate, as well as what our responsibilities are with new members of our community. A […]

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Oct
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Oct
11

How do we co-construct a conceptual understanding?

Concept-based teaching is one of the approaches to teaching in the IB Programs. What makes Concept-based teaching different from other methodologies is how teachers guide students to move beyond the facts, and to find relationships and connections among the concepts they are working with. In a few words, these means engaging students in discussing and […]

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Sep
26

Northern China and Mongolia Job-alike Conference Program

  For your convenience, QAIS negotiated preferential rates on a limited number of rooms with 2 well-located hotels. Please contact the hotels directly to book a room, stating the booking code at the time of reservation in order to receive these preferential rates. Free transport to and from these hotels to the conference venue will be provided […]

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Sep
07

Northern China and Mongolia MYP Job-alike Conference 2018

Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) is proud to host the Northern China and Mongolia MYP Job-alike conference 2018. The event will take place at QAIS [Baishan Campus, Dongjiang, Shazikou, Laoshan District, Qingdao, China. 青岛市崂山区沙子口东姜青岛白珊学校] on October 20, 2018, from 8:30 to 16:30. The event will include a keynote speaker followed by a Q&A session, as […]

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Aug
20

North China and Mongolia Job-alike Session

MYP Job-alike Session October 20, 2018 Call for Breakout Session Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) is proud to host the Northern China and Mongolia IB MYP Job-alike Conference on October 20, 2018. QAIS invites IB educators in the region to submit breakout session proposals linked to the umbrella theme: ‘The MYP: Paving the way for the […]

By Rafael Angel | IB MYP
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Jun
05

Freedom to demonstrate learning

In the English class, grade 6 students are wrapping up the year with an unstructured inquiry. We wanted to look back and reflect on the learning journey we were a part of this year. Therefore, we choose ‘connections’ as a key concept, and decided to explore how researchers establish connections among different areas of knowledge […]

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