IB DP

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
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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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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Nov
27

An Artist’s Duty is to Reflect The Times. | 艺术家的责任是影射时代

Nina Simone’s words posit an important statement for us to consider, that artists have a duty or responsibility to reflect the times. This statement was one of the stimulus statements that served as a starting point for the Association for Music in International School’s (AMIS) composition workshop for students in IB Music. During the weekend of November 5-7, four students […]

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Nov
15

International Mindedness with Particle Physics | 粒子物理学的国际思想 | 국제적인 마음가짐과 입자 물리학

Statement of Inquiry: How does working with scientists across the world broaden our scientific perspectives?  Key Concept: Particle Physics Related Concepts: Making predictions, Making Observations, Communication, Asking Questions. 调查报告:如何与世界各地的科学家合作,拓宽我们的科学视野? 关键词:粒子物理学 相关概念:预测、观察、交流、提问。 탐구 질문: 세계의 다양한 과학자들과 함께하는 것이 어떻게 우리의 과학적 시야를 넓힐 수 있을까?  주요개념: 입자 물리학  관련 개념: 추측하기, 관찰하기, 소통하기, 질문하기  Across the globe, most high school physics content is based around laws, theories, equations and experiments that were developed over 200 years ago. While […]

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Nov
13

Find Your Mountain | 寻找你的山峰

Teachers are more than just individuals who instruct others about a particular subject; they are people who change lives and inspire to do great things. Educators can ignite a fire of interest in a particular field of study, they can encourage a talent and help craft it or they can simply just be the reinforcement […]

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Nov
03

Double overnight camping trip! | 两晚的露营旅行!|2박 3일 간의 캠핑여행

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, however, the QAIS Outdoor Adventure club decided to sneak in one last outing to the Laoshan Mountains. 白天越来越短,夜晚越来越冷。尽管这样,青岛美亚国际学校户外探险俱乐部决定最后一 次户外活动前往崂山。 낮이 점점 짧아지고 추운 밤은 깊어지고 있다. 하지만 QAIS야외 모험 클럽은 마지막으로 라오산 산행을 가게 되었다 Leaving Thursday afternoon, the 13 students and two teachers loaded up in a van and headed to Dahedong, a large dam and reservoir at […]

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Oct
16

Writers in the Making

This year, throughout the school, teachers have been focused on the concept of mastery: lifting the level of all students–no matter their current level of proficiency–to greater heights. One important area of focus for teachers across the Montessori, PYP, MYP and DP divisions has been literacy, specifically, writing. We began this year by asking the […]

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