QAIS Secondary Blog

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
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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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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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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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Aug
20

North China and Mongolia Job-alike Session

MYP Job-alike Session October 20, 2018 Call for Breakout Session Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) is proud to host the Northern China and Mongolia IB MYP Job-alike Conference on October 20, 2018. QAIS invites IB educators in the region to submit breakout session proposals linked to the umbrella theme: ‘The MYP: Paving the way for the […]

By Rafael Angel | IB MYP
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