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Perspectives of Engineering Education with SEZ “Alabuga”
A meeting focused on training of engineers for the local SEZ and development of human resources within the region was held on March 21, 2019 with the management staff of SEZ “Alabuga” and Yelabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University.

Following the agreement reached between KFU and SEZ “Alabuga” the best graduates of Yelabuga Polytechnic College will be able to undertake further study on a Bachelor Degree Program at Yelabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University: “Mechatronics and Robotics”, “Automation of Technological Processes and Production”, “Chemical Engineering”, “Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering”.

Special Economic Zone “Alabuga” keeps on implementing the projects on human resources development. From September 2019 the best 200 students of Grade 9 from Yelabuga will start training on “Installation and Technical Operation of Process Equipment”, “Automation of Technological Processes and Production”, “Analytical Control Technology for Chemical Compounds” as well as “Power Stations, Networks and Systems” at the premises of Yelabuga Polytechnic College.
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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!