Service as Action

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
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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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
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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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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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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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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Jun
01

Don’t forget about the animals!

My name is Kevin Pak, and I am a 7th grader at Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS). A few months ago we started the QAIS Ambassador program and because of my passion for taking care of animals I decided to become the animal rights ambassador at QAIS. An important point in the Mission Statements of […]

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