Author: Rafael Angel

Sep
04

Affirming QAIS Identity Through Assemblies

A common feature of many schools across the world is the ritual of morning assembly: an event in which students and teachers gather together to hear morning announcements, and sometimes even witness special class performances or student-led discussions.  At QAIS, instead of starting the week with morning assemblies, we wrap up our weekly learning experience […]

By Rafael Angel | Advisory (ATL) . IB DP . IB MYP
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Sep
02

QAIS MYP Parents are Lifelong Learners / 家长同样是终身学习者 /

  QAIS MYP is growing, and we welcome this growth with open arms and open hearts. To acknowledge the role our parents play in making effective learning happen, we are developing tools for them to develop a better understanding of the MYP. A unique feature of our MYP education sessions with parents will be the […]

By Rafael Angel | IB MYP . IB Parent Education
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Jun
20

The QAIS MYP Personal Project Experience

Dear MYP 5 student, the Personal Project is a unique experience; thus, you should make the most of it, and truly embrace all the learning that comes with it. In this space you find a collection of resources to support your journey. Note that all of this documents are cited in your MYP Personal Project […]

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Jun
14

Girl Power in the MYP Personal Project 2017

In culmination of their final year in the IB MYP, 10th grade students Lucy Dustman, Candy Choi, and Andee Ashelman pulled out all the stops on their final personal projects. Displays lined the entryway, as teachers, students, and parents viewed their impressive work. Lucy developed an interactive website, so IB students and teachers across the […]

By Rafael Angel | Advisory (ATL) . IB MYP . Personal Project
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Jun
05

PYP-MYP Transition in the Right Hands

When learners join a school/program, they arrive as a plant arrives in a garden: with the hope to grow roots; looking forward to belonging; aspiring to blossom in splendorous ways; with a strong desire to be part of a symphony of colors, and shapes; and trusting that [edu]carers will create a safe space for them […]

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Jun
05

QAIS MYP Student Service-Led Projects

All teachers are language teachers! All teachers are ATL teachers! Learning experiences in all classes should inspire and empower students to consider using what they learn to take action in the community. QAIS MYP teachers continue to diversify the approached through which students become more engaged with the local community. In this occasion, QAIS MYP Students […]

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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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