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Inclusion is an important part of the International Baccalaureate program.
AIS doors are always open for guests. Today teachers and MYP students shared their knowledge and experience with girls and boys from the rehabilitation center Astra located in Elabuga.

The pupils of the center learned about STEM concept of the Alabuga International School, aimed at engineering thinking development. Students from Grade 7-9 held master classes on mobile robot programming in the Scratch language.

International Teachers told about cultural features of their homeland, national cuisine and nature. That’s how the children of the rehabilitation center learned about England, Australia, Spain, India and the Philippines.

For the successful work the children from the Astra center were awarded commemorative certificates.

Inclusion policy is one of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program principle recognising the rights of every child to equal access to knowledge, socialization and individual statement. For AIS students this meeting is a good experience of realizing how different we are and how much we should respect the identity and personal boundaries of each other. We believe that AIS graduates will be the creators of advanced technologies that help to solve the problems of humanity, including particularly genetic diseases.
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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!