Qingdao IB DP

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
02

QAIS IB DP Film Festival 2017

On May 31st, in the afternoon,  QAIS IB DP Film Students hosted the first of what is hoped will be a new annual tradition, the QAIS DP Film Festival. This was their final CAS experience, involving the strands of Creativity and Service, an opportunity for them to share their work with the school community and […]

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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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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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