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Alabuga International School hosted elementary school teachers
Alabuga International School hosted elementary school teachers, coordinators, heads of school and educators from Russia and Kazakhstan. The annual conference of International Baccalaureate Schools Association (IBSA) was held on 29 - 30th of November.

These two days were filled with practical classes, master classes and seminars of teachers who shared their experience, methods of IB and STEM teaching.

The conference began with a welcome by AIS Grade 2 students.
Also, welcoming speeches were made by Ms Natalia Barinova, Executive Director of the Association of International Baccalaureate Schools, IB Ambassador to Russia.

The guests also took part in the plenary session which was dedicated to the topic  “Why the best Special Economic Zone in Europe launches educational projects".

We were happy to see  Samara international school; Moscow Economic School, English game school, Moscow school No. 7, Perm school, "European gymnasium".  It was our utmost pleasure to welcome International school "Miras", Nur-Sultan.

Our colleagues were able to visit demo lessons prepared by AIS teachers on such topics as "Chemistry of emotions", "If I were a researcher", " Famous failures"

A pleasant end of the first day was a tour of Elabuga with a visit to the house-Museum of Shishkin, the memorial Museum named after Marina Tsvetaeva, Elabuga state historical and architectural Museum, as well as a walk through the “Devil's Hillfort”.

The second day was devoted to workshops on various topics: 6 sections from AIS teachers, 6 from our colleagues. One of the interesting topic that was covered by Svetlana Denisova was about effective usage of Apple applications in the implementation of the IB PYP program.
At the end of the conference, as expected, everyone exchanged views and gave feedback to the lecturers. The guests expressed gratitude for these two informative and exciting days that they spent in Alabuga International School and left with the hope of returning once again for fruitful joint work.
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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!