SIPFLS High School Programme (IB/AP)
Learning Corners  Events

Cooperative project between NIS and SIPFLS

On the 9 April 2016, the Science department started a cooperative project with NIS via Moodle and Skype, and this project lasted 3 weeks. The project was led by IB principal Mr. Seow, with Sarah (Physics teacher) in-charge of the team that consists of Vivian and Kate (Chemistry teachers).

2016年4月9日,科学组开启了一项与哈萨克斯坦国的纳扎尔巴耶夫学校的交流项目,该项目共持续3周,通过Moodle和Skype平台实施。项目由IB校长Seow先生领导,由物理老师Sarah主要负责,团队中还有两位化学老师Vivian 和Kate。

The theme of the project is “How to build a safe bridge”, and all science students need to work together to do some research, theoretical analyses, and design out their dream bridges. For example, Chemistry students can analyze material selections, Physics kids can work on forces, pressures, and for Biology kids, they can figure out the best location from the point of view of environmental protection. We aim to encourage more interdisciplinary cooperation through this way, and provide the students with more chances to communicate with other group members based elsewhere in English.


The following is the time schedule of this project. 以下为项目的进程安排

Date 日期

Actions 行动

April 9 - April 10


Getting to know your team members.


Topic discussion.


Confirm the location of the bridge. (Suggested locations: Badam, Koshkar ata, Heilongjiang, Guan dong, Qingdao, and Shanghai.)

确认造桥的地点(建议地点:BadamKoshkar ata、黑龙江、广东、青岛和上海)

Group plan making.


Personal task assigning.


April 11 - April 14


Do research personally based on your own task, upload your research paper on Moodle, share your research result with your team members.


April 15 - April 18


Discuss and cooperate with the members of the same subject, figure out the final outcome, specific solution in your subjects, and upload your draft document on Moodle.


April 19 - April 23


Interdisciplinary cooperation, final group work should be uploaded on Moodle, submit your final file document.


April 24 - May 2


Both sides of students record your own videos, and share your videos with your team members in the other school, group PPTs should be done.


Presentation time depending on schools.


Evaluation: After the presentation, we can have a Skype meeting for everyone involved to discuss, evaluate, share and reflect on our work.


The time for evaluation depends on both schools’ availability.


We followed the time schedule, and completed all stages. During the whole process, our students have developed their thinking skills, communication skills, research skills, and self-management skills.


Different kinds of bridges have been figured out based on the students’ creative thinking.


The students communicate with their group members from NIS.


Three synchronized sessions have been held in these three weeks. During this period, all students from both sides discussed freely via Moodle and Skype.

在三周时间内,双方共进行了三次同步会话,双方学生通过Moodle 和Skype自由讨论。

Regarding the presentation, both sides of the students have made their own video recording of presentations for individual parts and then put onto PPT slides. After that, they combined both sides’ PPTs to make a complete group PPT.


In this way, when both sides of students were presenting their work, students in the other country could view it via the PPT. This is to ensure a good quality of sound instead of relying on Skype.


Our students definitely benefited through this online collaboration of learning. We are looking forward to more collaborative projects in the next academic year!