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“Sharing to Parents” Reflects STEM Strategy
Each unit of inquiry in AIS is taught for six weeks and ends in “Sharing to Parents” event that allows students to choose projects they feel passionate about and present them to the community. The students communicate the full story behind the projects describing the way they went through and not just the end product. By demonstrating their understanding of the task at hand, as well as their critical and creative thinking skills, they prove the validity of experiential learning and inquiry being at the heart of the IB approach. On top of this the last “Sharing to Parents” event showed that STEM strategy truly enhances our program of inquiry. There were a great number of STEM related projects presented by AIS students. Equipped with the STEM skills they managed to impress AIS community by demonstrating such works like a lifting unit, self-opening garbage bin, aeroplanes, motor boats and many other amazing projects.
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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!