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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
13

Artistry and Creation in IB DP Music

Two of the main goals of the IBDP Group 6 Subjects are centered around fostering “critical, reflective and informed practice” as well as providing the opportunity for students “to express themselves with confidence and competence”. Shirley Ma’s final performance last week was a great example of this work in action. At the midpoint of the program, Shirley […]

By Lauren Borodenko | Arts . IB DP . Personal and Cultural Expression
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Jun
05

PYP-MYP Transition in the Right Hands

When learners join a school/program, they arrive as a plant arrives in a garden: with the hope to grow roots; looking forward to belonging; aspiring to blossom in splendorous ways; with a strong desire to be part of a symphony of colors, and shapes; and trusting that [edu]carers will create a safe space for them […]

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Jun
05

QAIS MYP Student Service-Led Projects

All teachers are language teachers! All teachers are ATL teachers! Learning experiences in all classes should inspire and empower students to consider using what they learn to take action in the community. QAIS MYP teachers continue to diversify the approached through which students become more engaged with the local community. In this occasion, QAIS MYP Students […]

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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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Jun
01

“C” in CAS also stands for “Celebration”

The culmination of the IB DP is always a great opportunity to celebrate. Likewise, finalizing the CAS journey in DP should be a reason to extend the celebration. In order to celebrate QAIS DP2 students’ successful completion of the CAS programme, I decided to bake glitter-covered unicorn cupcakes in order to show them how the […]

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May
25

The Power of Illustration

Ms Jessica Vargas and Ms Cecilia Flores, our PYP2 and PYP3 teachers respectively, and authors of “A veces- Sometimes” took part in an interaction with QAIS MYP students was part of our Literacy Week 2017. Starting with the question, “what do you see?”, as a white space was shown, Ms Jessica and Ms Cecilia invited students to inquire […]

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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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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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