Within our global community, Concordia students benefit from exposure to diverse cultures and traditions, allowing them to learn from each other through peaceful and respectful cross-cultural collaboration.
Data in its raw form is of no value until it is analyzed, tabulated and presented in a form that is understood. Big Data Analytics (BDA) is the current term used to describe the process of harvesting colossal amounts of raw data and transforming these data into valuable information that can be understood and used productively to gain insights into trends that are otherwise invisible.
High school English teacher Dagne Furth shares a little bit about her upcoming Storytelling Agency class, a new applied learning course that celebrates the written word and has students exploring a multitude of writing genres and applying a design thinking approach to storytelling. The class will be launched this coming spring semester.
Concordia's Early Childhood division celebrates International Dot Day, with a special art installation that has students, parents and teachers placing different colored dot stickers all over a miniature white café. Students absolutely loved this activity and had so much fun covering the white surfaces (and themselves!) with brightly colored dot stickers.
During our TrIBES trip to Yunnan, we gained an understanding of the supply chain for Third Culture Coffee Roasters. We learned the entire process of coffee from bean to cup: picking, sorting, processing, roasting, and different brewing methods such as AeroPress and the French Press
It’s only natural for children to feel anxious when saying goodbye to their parents. It can occur multiple times in the early years and sometimes even into Elementary School. It can even begin later in the school year. Some children seem to be doing just fine with transition only to experience separation anxiety a few weeks into the school year or after family time during school holidays.
China’s expanding cities, vast landscapes, and evolving culture provide an ideal backdrop for Shanghai international school students to deepen their educational experience. Students participating in Concordia’s educational travel programs acquire self-knowledge, form new friendships, challenge preconceived ideas, and put the needs of others before their own, all while immersing themselves in the unique cultural aspects of their host country.
Each spring, Concordia International School Shanghai hosts the Concordia World University Fair (CWUF), an event that gives high school students in Shanghai access to college reps and alumni from top universities around the globe. This year, in addition to the annual spring fair, the school will host a fall fair aimed at helping upper high school students further explore potential schools ahead of some of the early application deadlines.
The 2018-19 school year is a milestone in the history of Concordia International School Shanghai, as it marks the school’s twentieth anniversary. Over the weekend of August 24, the school community, including a number of founders and original faculty, assembled for a series of celebratory events that paid tribute to Concordia’s history and celebrated its future.
Dr. Deborah Smith Johnston, a history teacher at Concordia International School Shanghai was named the 2018 James F. Harris History Teacher of the Year for the senior division. This prestigious teaching award is presented to one middle school and one high school teacher. The two winners receive $5,000 each. The award is sponsored by Dr. James F. Harris, past president of the Board of Trustees of National History Day.