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AIS Keeps on Developing its IB Competencies
In November 2018 AIS faculty and administration took advantage of another professional development opportunity and attended a number of IB-recognized workshops in Germany and Italy. Now they are certified not only in the mandatory Category 1 workshops, but Category 2 and 3 as well.
AIS staff members attended workshops on Pedagogical Leadership and Action in the PYP, Making the PYP happen in the classroom, Play-based learning in PYP and Delivering the MYP curriculum according to their levels and areas of expertise.
The workshops were organized by the IB Global Centre and were led by experienced practitioners of the IB. Participants from different regions of the world were involved in collaborative learning and had ample opportunity to share best practices, teaching and learning methodologies.
The workshop attendees from AIS then were encouraged to share the knowledge and experience acquired widely among the community with the ultimate goal of having a positive impact on student learning.
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IB Student Conferences: Opportunities for Empowerment

Student conferences within IB PYP programme were held at AIS to reflect the students’ progress in academic disciplines and core competencies under the new school strategy on April 10-11.

Students of KG1 - Grade 2 and their parents participated in the Three-Way Conferences that involved three parties: students, parents and teachers. The conference participants discussed students’ progress and achievements emphasizing on the strengths and areas for improvement as well as setting future goals for the next academic year and the ways to assist in their attainment. AIS students shared their thoughts and ideas on inquiries conducted, assessed their role in inquiry activities, demonstrated the works, selected by them well in advance with the teacher’s support, and their portfolios.

The format of Student Led Conferences for Grade 3 - Grade 6 allowed the students to arrange and run conferences on their own. The student portfolio was the main focus of the conferences as it compiles many great examples from different units of inquiry. It gives the students the chance to take full ownership of their work while making their parents proud of all that they have done throughout the year.

The days of student conferences turned to be special for the entire school community and gave our students the unique opportunities for empowerment and engagement. We would like to express gratitude to all AIS families for taking the time to recognize the full worth of a strong IB education!