Approaches to Learning

Nov
04

QAIS CELEBRATES DIVERSELY! QAIS多姿多彩的节日庆典!

Dinosaurs, unicorns, Alcatraz-escapees and Security Guards, butterflies, puppies and even Spiderman came to visit QAIS today as students and staff dressed up to celebrate! 恐龙,独角兽,Alcatraz越狱者,安全警卫,蝴蝶,小狗,甚至蜘蛛侠今天都来到了青岛美亚国际学校!因为学生和员工们在装扮庆祝! Toddler joined Early Childhood classes and baked some delicious pumpkin cakes! 小小班和幼儿园的孩子们烤了美味的南瓜蛋糕! QAIS LOWER SCHOOL Halloween -Dress Up Day Carousel  小学部万圣节盛装和游艺活动 Grades 1-5 dressed up as their favourite animals – real […]

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Oct
28

GRADE 1/2 TRAVEL THROUGH TIME TO EXPERIENCE THE ‘COMING OF HUMANS’ l 一二年级穿越时空,体验“人类的发展”

Grades 1-2 students activated their imagination and ‘experienced’ Montessori’s third great lesson, The Coming of Humans in a whole new way. As students walked from one part of the school’s campus to another, they were greeted by teachers and faculty members “standing in” for humans throughout human history. From Cavemen to Nomad, to Farmer, to Townsfolk, to Dark Age […]

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Sep
16

Lower School Full STEAM Ahead

by Lee Shawver, Design Technology Teacher & Full School Tech Assistant The QAIS Design Department has expanded into the Lower School and is now serving students from Grade 1 to 12 (DP 2)! At QAIS, we are inquirers, investigators, and innovators; and now students have more opportunities to develop those skills with science, technology, engineering, […]

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Sep
16

THROUGH THE LENS OF THE STUDENT: PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB TAKES FLIGHT

The first-ever student-led photography club at Qingdao Amerasia International School develops creative talent and a sense of service among its members. Created by Ryoichi, a Grade 10 student, the club forms part of students’ Service as Action plan, whereby student’s volunteer their time and skills to a creative endeavour which benefits their community and themselves […]

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Sep
09

21st CENTURY COMMUNICATORS

By Comine Howe MYP 5 students were collaborative communicators, using smartphone photos to create their Photo Poetry. Hazel Lee, MYP English,  introduced the Korean trend ‘DiCa-Poetry’ to her MYP 5 (Grade 10 Class) and had students creatively thinking about poetry. DiCA Poetry is short for digital camera poetry; where personal photos are used to write […]

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Sep
09

“NOT-SO-ALIVE-LONG” LOVE OF LEARNING

By Comine Howe MMUN-electives (Montessori Model United Nations) have kicked off for MYP (grades 6 -10), and Humanities teachers, Bill Murray, Penelope James and Giovanni Romeo, are getting students excited about MMUN as students are faced with the task of preventing a Zombie Pandemic! Through the process of role-playing, each student becomes a delegate of […]

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May
27

QAIS’s Top Robotics Team travels to Silicon Valley

FIRST things first, robots are cool. The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition 2019 in Silicon Valley, California, welcomed 15 000 students from across the globe to participate in what high school students have dubbed “the hardest fun you will ever have”. Four students from Qingdao Amerasia International School spent […]

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Dec
14

Make-X Robot Competition 2k18 – “A great example of sportsmanship”

This year’s trip to Make X robot competition was full of challenges, joy, excitement, determination and of course a test of patience for all of us. We all faced different challenges in different areas throughout this competition that tested our problem solving and critical thinking skills. We were constantly facing problems with the functioning of […]

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Dec
13

QAIS robotics take the World Championship by storm | QAIS机器人风靡世锦赛

Two QAIS teams competed in the MakeX Robotics World Championship held in Guangzhou, China from December 6 to 9, 2018. The numbers of this competition are staggering:   10.000 contestants in 3000 teams from 20 Countries and 50 cities and an online audience of 2,000,000 online! 2018年12月6日至9日,两支QAIS团队参加了在中国广州举行的MakeX机器人世界锦标赛。 这次比赛的参赛人数令人震惊:来自20个国家和50个城市的3000支球队的10000名选手和200万在线观众! With such fierce competition, we are very proud […]

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Dec
12

Empowering and Protecting Digital Citizens

In addition to our task of building, maintaining, and monitoring our technology systems at QAIS, our technology team also wishes to support students and families in their efforts to be safe and productive digital citizens. We hope to equip students and families with tools and resources for best practices in using technology to enhance our […]

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