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AIS Students Tackling Global Issues
This week our Grade 6 students held the IB PYP Exhibition being a significant and culminating event of inquiry activity in primary school. IB PYP Exhibition marks transition from IB PYP to IB MYP.
The students presented personal and group projects as the solution to real problems and challenges of the local and global scale. The ideas proposed incorporated small inquiries based on data collecting and empathy, economic evaluation, efficiency/invention as well as scientific and technological constituents.
AIS students brought up such problems as water pollution, waste management, as well as issues related to the pension system in Russia, homeless animals and school bulling proposing their own solutions.
Our school hosted guests from international schools of Kaluga, Perm and Kazan, representatives of  the local Department of Education and kindergartens, residents of SEZ “Alabuga” and an IB and CIS expert invited to participate in our first IB PYP Exhibition.
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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!