Author: Rafael Angel

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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May
16

A collaborative and interdisciplinary learning experience between English and Arts

Learning cannot happen in isolation. For this reason, whenever possible, it is important to helps students make connections across subject groups. The inquiry-based nature of the MYP allows for interdisciplinary learning experiences to be developed every time that teachers of two or more subjects identify opportunities to join forces and create a learning experience in which […]

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May
15

Playing and Learning with Different Forms of Language | 用不同的语言学习和娱乐

The IB DP group 2 courses are not conventional foreign language courses. The language B courses in the IB DP are designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where the language studied is spoken. This process encourages the learner to go beyond the confines of the classroom, expanding […]

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Mar
22

CIS China Tour

Over 20 universities from the USA and Europe attended the CIS China Tour held at YCIS. QAIS Grades 9-12 students traveled to Huang Dao and took advantage of this opportunity. Below are a few snapshots of this event.

By Rafael Angel | College Preparation . IB DP . IB MYP
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Mar
12

Building Bridges Through Collaboration

When Ms. Sandy Trull (MYP Coordinator at HIS) and I decided to have a joint Personal Project Presentation between QAIS and Hanova International School (HIS), we wanted the MYP Personal Project experience to be BIGGER. Part of our plan was to encourage students to understand that the IB is a network, and may feel like a family. […]

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Mar
11

HIS and QAIS joined MYP Personal Project Presentation 2018

The MYP Personal Project is: A research task conducted over an established period of time. A research project based on a specific area of knowledge. A research project chosen by students on a topic of their interest. A demonstration of students’ abilities to manage time, do research, collaborate, and communicate ideas. An example of research […]

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Feb
01

The Relationship Between Readers and Writers读者与作者的关系

One of the crucial aspects of the MYP is the importance of engaging students in learning experiences that allow them to connect with others, and that allow them to learn more about themselves in the process. Language is a perfect avenue to explore our relationships as we use language as a tool in multiple ways […]

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Jan
18

Pieces of Georgia: A book Review by Bailey Kim

I liked this book because it is a very interesting novel, and because it is a bit mysterious, and also because I can make connections with the characters in the story. I hope that you feel like reading others book by Jen Bryant. Below you will see two more of his works.  

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Dec
09

MYP Students do Research to Plan Service and Action Initiative | MYP学生研究规划首次CAS项目。

Understanding that students are at the center of the learning process should help us develop several attitudes as part of a learning community: Students should experience agency and leadership in choosing how to learn and deepen their understanding. Students’ personal exploration of their interest should play a crucial role in the learning they experience. Students’ […]

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Dec
02

QAIS MYP 1 Students Co-lead MYP Parent Education Morning | QAIS 中学部一年级协助指导中学部家长教育早会

In order to develop a sense of belonging in a culture, individuals need to feel a strong and deep connection with its values, its beliefs, the relationships that exists at its core, and with the way it works. Since  the MYP is an educational model in which parents, students, and teachers are considered learners, it […]

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