YCIS Qingdao

YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL Qingdao, ShanDong Province, China August 2015 – June 2017

YCIS Qingdao gave me a unique opportunity – as I was continuing in my second year of my Masters of Education in Leadership through USF/EARCOS, YCIS Qingdao presented me with opportunities for research and development that greatly enhanced my leadership and organizational skills. Professionally, I had a dual role as Art Teacher for Secondary school, Subject Coordinator responsible for the planning and implementation of Arts curriculum, providing support for a Primary Contract Art Teacher (1-12) as well as serving as Head of the Arts and Humanities Department.

Click to view student portfolios of Primary, Middle School, Lower Secondary and High School Art

Other Involvements included:

  • Member of Leadership Team
  • Representative for Group 6 Visual Arts – IB DP Accreditation
  • Member of CIS Accreditation Team – Art Specialist
  • Grade 10 Year Advisor
  • Secondary Student Council Teacher Advisor
  • Coach – Secondary Girls Basketball

YCIS Qingdao follows the English curriculum which means IGCSE submissions for Year 10 followed by their developing IB submissions for Year 12. During my tenure, I assisted with the initial planning and set up of facilities for the IB course and saw the first cohort begin their journey.

Click here to view our small but mighty IGCSE submissions

YCIS Qingdao was a small fast growing school located in Huangdao (a government sponsored technological suburb near the shipping hub of Qingdao). It’s location proved challenging for me to easily access art galleries and artisan areas for student learning, but we were able to utilize the YCIS community and arrange learning journeys to visit both Shanghai and Hong Kong campuses as well as exploring the art galleries and cultural landmarks of Shanghai and Hong Kong.

My Grade 10 advisory students also were given the opportunity to develop and plan their China Cultural trip and they chose to visit Ti’an to climb the mighty Ti’Shan.

Click here to view highlights from our learning journeys.