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October Science Fest Outcomes
200 students of the 9th Grade from Yelabuga took top honors in an Olympiad on engineering, logical-structural thinking and soft-skills. The winners were awarded with valuable presents, offered further cooperation with SEZ Alabuga and an invitation to “A Christmas Rube Goldberg” arranged by AIS.
The students had a chance to attend lessons given by our foreign faculty members, get familiar with scientific program presented by the engineer from Kastamonu, a resident-company of SEZ Alabuga, and thereafter reviewed presentations of “Smart city” and “Alabuga International School” projects.
The culmination of the event was a task to construct a Rube Goldberg machine by the students in groups of ten. They tried the role of engineers and created a complex functioning mechanism. Construction process enabled them to apply and enhance their STEM skills and demonstrate creativity.
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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!