MYP Qingdao

Oct
30

MYP Humanities Students Face the World of Beliefs

To enrich their unit on World Religions, Mr. Brian’s 8th grade Humanities class enjoyed a 3.5-day field trip to Xi’an. This city was a natural choice for this unit, because Xi’an marked the beginning and end of the ancient Silk Road, which brought different goods, ideas and beliefs to China. The students have been studying […]

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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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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
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
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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Feb
15

Skill Audit in Secondary

    Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. Service-learning involves students in service projects to apply classroom learning for local agencies that exist to effect positive change in the community. (Furco, A.,  2011. “Service-Learning”: A Balanced Approach […]

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