Subject Groups

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
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

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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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
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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