Concordia Chronicle

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How Two Concordia Alumni Helped Make a Lasting Impact in Liberia

A decade ago, when two of our 5th graders, Ian Olson and Sam Brantingham, heard that there were no playgrounds in Liberia after their civil war, their response wasn’t just to feel grateful for the comfortable life they had, but it prompted them to take action. Read More

Road to College 2023: Set up for Best Fit

Concordia Shanghai seniors are receiving offers from their best-fit colleges and universities worldwide. But perhaps what’s most exciting is that our students will be enrolling in schools and programs that fit their academic and future career goals, propelling them even further down the road on their way to life success. Read More

From Concordia to the World: Class of 2023 University Acceptances

Over the recent months, the College Acceptance Wall inside Concordia’s High School Counseling suite has been filling up with pictures of colleges and universities from all over the world. Read More

Concordia Students Triumph at Local Science & Engineering Fair

Among the brilliant students at Concordia International School Shanghai are several budding scientists and engineers who look to challenge themselves academically and try to use their STEM skills to make the world a better place. Read More

Concordia Alum Finds Success as a Filmmaker

There are many different approaches to pursuing a career in the film industry, which offers a number of different roles from director to producer, from lighting technician to set accountant. According to Concordia Class of ’08 alumnus Tyler Gurd, “the important part is finding what role or roles you are passionate about and pursuing them.” Read More

STEM and Robotics: Computational Thinking in Concordia's Kindergarten

In today's digital world, it has become increasingly relevant to prepare children for the future by introducing them to computational thinking (CT) at a young age as researchers and teachers are starting to find out how digital natives navigate their environment (Roussou, 2022). Read More

Concordia Brings Home the Win at Vex Robotics Competition

On Sunday, March 13th, Concordia hosted the season-ending VEX robotics tournament for the International Schools of Shanghai. The High School gym was converted into a brilliant spectator arena for the event on Saturday, and at 8 a.m. Sunday morning the teams started to show up. Read More

How Concordia Students Ignite Hope for Children in Need

Service and global citizenship are woven into the culture and teachings at Concordia International School Shanghai. Since its establishment 25 years ago, the school has been providing students with opportunities to initiate or be part of service programs in various ways. Among all the educational service projects, the partnership between Concordia and Guangzhou-based NGO Shining Star is a very unique story. Read More

Applied Learning Class Designs Marketing Plan for Green Steps

Advancing in today’s competitive and continually changing global economy requires 21st Century students to possess business insight. High school students in Concordia’s Applied Learning (AL) Business and Finance course explore the fundamental principles that allow them to navigate the business and financial landscape. Read More

Concordia Students Win Big at American Mathematics Competition

At Concordia Shanghai, we do much more than help our students pass the next test. By focusing on fostering deeper learning in our students, we are enabling them to apply their acquired knowledge to new situations. Read More

Is AI Ready for the AP History Exam?

ChatGPT has been an exciting and scary development as teachers, students, and parents determine how it, and future innovations like it, will impact education. Since it came out, I have enjoyed testing its abilities in terms of the AP History courses. Ultimately, I’ve learned it can be a powerful tool that can be easily leveraged in the classroom without replacing the role of the teacher as a facilitator of learning. Read More

These Concordia Alumni Are Using Storytelling to Make Positive Change

Some of our Concordia alumni have been using storytelling to make changes that ripple into the greater global community. With their latest book “Dear Tariq”, they are helping raise awareness, empathy and compassion around the Syrian refugee crisis. Read More

Student Club Participates in 2023 CCTV Spring Gala Drone Show

The 2023 CCTV Spring Gala featured a live performance which included a drone show flying high above the stage put on by Damoda in collaboration with Concordia's Phoenix Squadron drone club. Read More

Concordia Student Receives Award for XR Tech Contributions

Our students are getting smarter. The way in which younger generations absorb information is drastically different from the generations before them. Therefore, it’s little wonder why today’s students are drawn to the immense possibilities found in extended reality (XR) technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality. Read More

Former Concordia Teacher Is Keeping History Alive

Celebrating National History Day China has been a tradition at Concordia Shanghai since 2009, and we have Mr. Mark T. Johnson to thank for this. Mr. Johnson brought NHD to Concordia and was instrumental in leading the expansion of the program in China. As a former teacher at Concordia from 2007 to 2015, his legacy lives on at the school as a celebrated contribution to Concordia’s 25-year history. Read More

Alumni Spotlight: How a holistic education helped this alumni thrive after her time at Concordia Shanghai

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Alumni Spotlight: How one elective changed the course of this Concordia Shanghai’s students’ life

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Interest in Drones Takes Off in Elementary School

Amidst cheers from their classmates, an exciting drone race is under way. Divided into four teams, elementary students in the new Drone Academy co-curricular activity (CCA) enthusiastically compete at piloting their drones through an obstacle of circular racing gate goals. Read More