Approaches to Learning

Nov
12

MYP Youth Club Steps Out Again!

Friday, November 9th the Youth Club set out on another fun adventure together. This time we hit the bowling lanes and had a great night of fun, socializing, and relationship building.  Students and teachers bowled, played pool, and laughed together for hours. We definitely need to go back to bowl again this year. Top Scorers […]

By Michelle Overman | Global Contexts . Social Skills
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Nov
05

Jimo Village Field Trip – Learning About Community and Building Relationships Close to Home.

Friday, November 2nd, Ms. Michelle’s English B and Mrs. Katie’s English A students took a trip to Jimo Village with Mrs. Meredith’s 3rd grade class. We were treated to a morning of picking apples and learning about life at a small farm. Students gathered all they could carry to bring home to their families and their […]

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Oct
22

MYP/DP Youth Club Kick Off Event!

For our first event of the 2018-2019 school year, the MYP/DP Youth club tackled Mount Fushan on a night adventure hike guided by our Mount Everest expert, Mr. Brendan. Students departed at 6:30pm and braved Fushan in the dark for stunning views of Qingdao’s city lights, exploration of the old tunnels, and hiking along the […]

By Michelle Overman | School Trips . Social Skills
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Oct
18

6th Grade Steps Up!

6th grade English students have been hard at work and are now putting their skills to use to serve their community. In English B, students are developing their reading fluency and comprehension, and practicing speaking and writing in an academic setting.  To put their growing skills to work, they have taken on the role of […]

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Oct
16
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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Oct
11

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

For our current unit in 7thand 8th grade English Language Acquisition class, we are focused on how communities, identities, and relationships can be better understood through a meaningful exploration of the systems and organizations that surround or control them. We seek to know: How our relationships with other people and the organizations we are part of […]

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Oct
11

Using Graphic Novels to Explore Our World – A Study of Persepolis

9thand 10th grade English Language Acquisition students worked together this week to deepen their understanding of the elements of graphic novels and the realities of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. We seek to know: How graphic novelists can share rich and important stories by merging text and art. How the conventions of graphic […]

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Oct
10

QAIS and CAIS Coastal Ecology Investigation

  Statement of Inquiry: How can we collaborate with other scientists Key Concepts: Collaboration and Scientific Endeavour Related Concepts: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems, and Design Technology During the fall semester of 2018, students from the Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) and the Changchun American International School (CAIS) met in Qingdao China for the IB Group […]

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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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