Global Contexts

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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Jun
15

Grade 6 & 7 Language Acquisition Exploration while travelling

In Grade 6 and 7 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit is about exploration. In this unit, we focus on what exploration while traveling. The objectives of this unit are: a) Reflect on what to explore and how learn about history, cultural expression, sightseeing, relics, shopping and food. b) Understand that language can be […]

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Jun
14

Building Bridges between MYP and DP through CAS

As the academic year 2017-2018 comes to a closure, we, QAIS IB DP students, decided to lead the secondary community meeting on June 13th, 2018. We engaged MYP students in realizing the similarities betwen MYP Service as Action and DP CAS (Creativity, Action and Service), in order for them to become aware of how their […]

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Jun
13

An exploration of Chinese Writing Forms Evolution

In Grade 8 Language Acquisition Chinese class, our current unit focuses on the concept of “change”. In this unit, we are exploring the impacts of different forms of writing materials and writing tools on human interaction and communication. The objectives of this unit are: a) Understanding the chronological change of writing materials and writing tools. b) Examine […]

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Jun
12

You, Me, or Technology?

You, Me, or Technology?: MYP 3 Explores the Relationships People Have With Technology  In this final Humanities unit of the year, MYP 3 has been investigating, inquiring, researching, and reflecting on various forms of technology and how they have shaped humanity in the past up until this day. In the above photo, Francesca Cutugno, Jerry […]

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Jun
06

Using Chinese to Communicate with students from other International Schools

In the past two weeks, Chinese Language Acquisition Students in grade 7 and 8 have been cooperating in a project with the other international schools in Thailand and the United States. This collaboration is an inquiry about the use of social media to learn foreign languages in MYP. The purpose of the project is to […]

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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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May
18

I am now a Big MMUN Fan

We came to Rome and join the MMUN conference in May 2018. This was my first MMUN conference. At first, when we were setting our country board on the B1 floor, I saw a SPECPOL sign just in front of us. Apple and I took a quick look inside, the room was small and there […]

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May
18

MMUN 2018 Helped me Reflect on Real World Issues

This was my very first year of MMUN and attending any committee as a delegate of one nation. I was the delegate of Japan of the UNSC, or security council. I worked on topics 1 and 2, which are about the terrorism and the situation in Somalia. I’ve interacted with students who are from different […]

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May
18

Becoming a Better Communicator at MMUN Rome 2018

We had been preparing for the MMUN Rome conference 2018 for almost one year, that includes all the research about different countries, and issues that our world has been currently facing. With all this knowledge, effort and our teacher, Miss Liz’s guidance I had a wonderful experience in all the sessions. I was able to […]

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