Equipping Students to Spot Fake News Online
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been ceaseless platforms sharing information about the numbers of people infected, the recoveries, even about sources for protective equipment. Access to information has been essential and beneficial, however, it has also resulted in the rise of inaccurate online reports which have added to the angst around the virus.
Staying Creative During the Lockdown
Creativity is nurtured in many ways at YCIS Beijing as we continuously embrace and encourage our students to participate in and explore ways of expressing themselves through the arts. An example of this is regular visits from artists through our Fellow-in-Residence Programme. The Covid-19 outbreak has, however, limited access to art classes in the regular sense, but there have still been other ways in which creativity has continued to be facilitated, even during this time.
Mindful March is Here!
The 21st century is often characterized by people living fast paced lives which leave for a little to no time for living in the moment nor reflecting. The simple and easy flow of life is frequently interrupted by work, school, electronics, and family life. For this reason, initiatives such as Mindful March are essential for serving as reminders that we ought to reduce the pace at which we live daily.
eLearning Series: Students' Reflections
This week we continue our series of reflections on eLearning by asking some of our Secondary students about their experiences with the past month of remote learning. Their comments are centered around what discoveries they have made and what differentiates virtual from in-class learning.
Learning Chinese, the eLearning Way
Promoting and prioritizing bilingualism and language learning continues at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing. During this period of virtual learning, Chinese language lessons have continued consistently for all skills levels and grades with the collaborative commitment from teachers and students. The subject framework has not changed principally, however, modifications appropriate for eLearning have been put in place.
YCIS Beijing is Preparing for Reopening
Although there has been no official statement from the local education authorities about when schools are scheduled to reopen, the Yew Chung International School of Beijng with the tireless work from our SMD Department has been preparing for the day. The safety of our students and staff remain the top priority and many decisions will continue to be made with that in mind.
eLearning Series: Teachers' Reflections
The journey of eLearning continues at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, with teachers dispersed in different parts of the world. One word to appropriately describe how this experience has been for everyone is “Adaptability”. Many YCIS Beijing teachers have had to learn about new platforms, modify their teaching and let go of the usual modus operandi to match the current times.
Our Hearts are With Wuhan and China
At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing fostering compassionate leaders with a servant’s heart, not only applies to our students, but it extends to our community as a whole through various acts of kindness. In the past weeks, we have seen this materialize through Year 4 Learning Community Chinese team leader, Shiny Zhang, who is playing her part in helping residents of Wuhan amid the COVID-19 epidemic.
Good News from the University Front
University acceptance season is looming and there has been an impressive response for YCIS Beijing Year 13 students with many of them receiving conditional acceptances from various highly respected universities all around the world. More acceptances are expected in the coming months for those who have applied to universities in Canada, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Korea and China.