International School China

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
10

Interactive Book Review Project

My English B students in 7th-10th grade have begun a book review project and are joining with Mr. Rafael’s 6th grade and the library to develop a wall of book reviews for all students to use and contribute to.  As students complete a book and write a review, it will be added to our blog […]

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Jun
20

The QAIS MYP Personal Project Experience

Dear MYP 5 student, the Personal Project is a unique experience; thus, you should make the most of it, and truly embrace all the learning that comes with it. In this space you find a collection of resources to support your journey. Note that all of this documents are cited in your MYP Personal Project […]

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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

We are all Readers

The new edition of QAIS Literacy Week will begin today, May 22, 2017. On this occasion, the theme will be “The worlds in books”. QAIS teachers were invited to visit our library and select a book that they love and would recommend to support one of the core values in our Mission Statement: Lifelong love of […]

By Rafael Angel | IB DP . IB MYP . Language & Literature . Library
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May
10

QAIS Advisory: A forum to design and experience learning

Last year, as we reflected on our teaching and learning practices, we identified that it was important for our community to articulate the dialogue teachers and students had about the way they learn best. We also identified that we needed to find different means to support students in developing the confidence to speak about what […]

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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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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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Mar
03

Examples of Good Citizenship

Our Grade 7 students, in their humanities class, were asked to show examples of how they practice good citizenship. These are some examples.

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Nov
04

Learning walks highlights

During the month of September and the first week of October, Mr Andrew and I engaged in an experience called ‘Learning Walks’. This task consists of sitting at a class and pay attention at everything that takes place. After sitting at a class, teachers who participate in the learning walk share their insights on what […]

By Rafael Angel | Approaches to Learning . IB DP . IB MYP
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