MYP Qingdao

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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Dec
05

Secondary Sharing Meeting – 中学部的分享会

文章如下: Secondary students had their first sharing meeting of the school year this past Friday. 11th grade student Shirley was awarded her certificate for completion of her MYP Personal Project, an important capstone project to the MYP and the first awarded in our school history. The Student Council shared some initiatives to increase school spirit. […]

By Jon Springer | Secondary Sharing
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Nov
21

Montessori Model United Nations General Assembly

文章如下: Students from grades 7 through 10 have had a course this year for Montessori Model United Nations. For some students, this course will culminate in participating in a General Assembly event in Rome, Italy (interested parents should attend the meeting this Wednesday at 2:30pm). On Friday, all 34 students had theif first practice run […]

By Jon Springer | MMUN
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Nov
08

Reflections on the Global Issues Conference at Western Academy of Beijing

Fourteen students from grades 9 to 12 enjoyed our school trip to the Global Issues Conference at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB). From the keynote speech by the world famous Jane Goodall to engagement with some of the more than 60 student-led service and action organizations at Western Academy of Beijing, our students were […]

By Jon Springer | Service as Action
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Nov
06

International Schools Theatre Association Festival in Shanghai 上海国际学校戏剧协会节(ISTA)

文章如下: by Lauren Borodenko, Drama and Music “What is the cost of excellence?”  This question, provoking deep thinking about the impact of growth and the pursuit of excellence was the starting point for the ISTA middle school drama trip to Shanghai. Hosted by the American International School Pudong campus, 10 QAIS students from grades 6, […]

By Jon Springer | Arts
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Nov
06

Local Doctors Without Borders Volunteer Shares Experiences with Students 在青岛生活的无国界医生与学生交流

文章如下: All secondary students were privileged to have Dr. Hannah La come speak to us about her experiences volunteering for Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan, Pakistan and Nigeria. Student imaginations reflected as Dr. La spoke calmly about sleeping in 50 degrees Celsius with no air conditioning while nearby there is gunfire and bombings. Dr. […]

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Oct
31

Secondary Celebrates Diwali

文章如下: Students also celebrated Diwali, the Hindu and Sikh festival of lights and prosperity that took place this past weekend. Grade 9 student, Suchi, led an enthusiastic team of secondary students to create a beautiful Diwali-inspired entryway on the 11th floor. Gabriella and Shirley from grade 11, Lucy from grade 10 and Amelia from grade […]

By Jon Springer | Service as Action
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