Service as Action

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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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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May
15

IB DP CAS Gave me the Opportunity to Engage

Hello, My name is Zsófia Podnar. I graduated from QAIS in 2016. Even though I was not an IB DP student- I was only a certificate student, I wanted to be a part of the QAIS Inspire Project Experience. When Ms Canan and Mr Rafael spoke to us IB DP students about how we could put […]

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May
15

CAS helped me see that I was able to share

When Mr. Rafael and Ms Canan invited us to participate in a brainstorm session to figure out how we could use the skills and talents the QAIS community has and to think of a way in which we could share these with the whole city, Qingdao, my original thoughts about an event through which we could do […]

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May
15

CAS: An Opportunity to demonstrate Leadership

In 2016, when I was in grade 11 (IB DP1), I was part of the leadership team for the organisation of the QAIS Inspire Project. Looking back at it, I cannot help but think of the amazing opportunity it was for me to demonstrate my leadership skills. My original thoughts of the events were to […]

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Apr
07

Animal Rights: A project for the Chinese Class

As an action component for their unit entitled “Arts as a voice of society”, MYP 2 Chinese Language Acquisition students decided to  take a challenge in their language classes and do research in order to enhance the connection between their work and this unit’s statement of inquiry: Art can be used to create empathy, and as a […]

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Apr
05

ATL Support for the PYP Exhibition

In a previous post entitled The ATL Museum Part I, grade 7 students presented a collection of  ATL-related posters they made to PYP5. This time it was PYP6’s turn. Our grade 7 students know what it takes to be successful in the PYP Exhibition, so they customised the presentation they had previously delivered with a focus […]

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Mar
27

Students Taking the Lead

Recently, MYP and DP students have been meeting to come up with ways to make positive changes to QAIS and the Qingdao community. Students are now creating Ambassador groups in hopes of leading the way in community service, school activities, art, and sports programs, along with many more. Students will hone their leadership and communication […]

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