International Baccalaureate Qingdao

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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Oct
16

Using the Language Class to learn about a Problem of Local and Global Significance

  One of the beauties about language teaching is the fact that the learning experiences that can be designed are not limited to one specific area of knowledge. In the language class, the world and all its scenarios and adventures are our playground, and we can use language to voice people and cultures’ ideas. For […]

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Oct
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Oct
05

Projectile Championship Cup 2017

Statement of Inquiry: How can we predict the positions of moving objects in two or more directions with multiple variables?  Key Concept: Application of Kinematic Equations Related Concepts: Making predictions, Multivariable Algebra, Problem Solving, Design Thinking Strategies The ability for problem-based activities makes DP Physics one of the most fun classes out there.  The DP Physics class had a unique opportunity to design and create […]

By Brendan Madden | IB DP . Research Skills . Science . Thinking Skills
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Sep
27

Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.

In MYP 4&5 English Language and Literature students are engaged in an interdisciplinary unit, “Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.” Students are examining the power of protest music and visual art during the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s in Language and Literature, The Humanities […]

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Sep
22

We Forgot about Boards and Markers in Mathematics

Both in my MYP and DP classes, the use of board and markers has become history. The board has evolved into a screen of an iPad. In other words, we still use the good old friend from time to time, but not more. As a teacher, I am not turning my back on my students for I hold the board in […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Mathematics
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Sep
22

Physical and Health Education: More than Sweating

Traditionally, Physical Education is characterized by being a subject in which students run, jump, pull, chase, catch, and sweat, among many other actions. Nonetheless, in the MYP, this subject is known as Physical and Health education because Physical and Health Education (PHE) focuses on both learning about and learning through physical activity. Both dimensions help students to develop […]

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Sep
22

Deepening Understanding of MYP Assessment: Parent Education Morning |MYP评估理解加深:家长教育早晨

All stakeholders are considered learners in the MYP. Every participant in the learning process, students, teachers, parents, and administrators, should embrace every opportunity that enables them to understand the MYP more deeply. In this process, we are all developing our Approaches to Learning Skills, and to reflect on our attainment. On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, […]

By Rafael Angel | IB Parent Education
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Sep
22

MYP 3 Science – Five types of Chemical Reactions Lab

Knowing and understanding is the first criterion of MYP3 and one the 8th grade students have been diving into. Their second major lab of the year entitled: The Five Types of Chemical Reactions had them use their previous knowledge of the periodic table, chemical symbols and chemical equations to investigate eight stations of chemical reactions. After an elaborate safety review, […]

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