ISTP Students Take Top Honors at Chinese Speech Contest

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 San Francisco Chinese Speech Contest, sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC), that took place on Saturday, April 23.  Twenty ISTP students took top honors in the the most competitive … Read More

5th Grade Cultural Exchange Trip: Exploring Taipei

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The Chinese Program 5th Graders are in Taiwan for a 10-day cultural exchange trip. Students are exploring Taipei, living with Chinese host families, and attending Gao Yuan Elementary School with their Chinese peers. Chinese Program Teacher Cindy Chiang chronicles their … Read More

Guest Bloggers Heidi Smith and Ya-Ching Chang: Inquiry Learning in 3rd Grade English and Chinese

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When we develop lessons, we always try to keep our school’s mission in mind, and strive to create curricula that develop students’ international consciousness, helping them make connections across disciplines, languages, and cultures. This fall, our 3rd grade class began a … Read More

Arts Night 2015: A Winter Wonderland of Creativity and Magic

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On Saturday night, the outside of Cohn Campus felt more like Disneyland than the entrance to a school. As an eager crowd pressed in, lightning flashed through 3D clouds, fog billowed at the base of a waterfall, and snowflakes fluttered … Read More

Attention Professional Translators: Are you Smarter than an ISTP Third Grader?

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ISTP 3rd graders Weston M. and Monika P. worked as professional translators, using their Chinese skills to complete a paid project for a technical document translation company.  The children were the final proof readers for the Chinese translation of a … Read More

5th Graders Experience French Culture and History First-Hand in Blérancourt, France

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Our 5th grade French Program students are on their cultural exchange trip to Blérancourt, France. They are living with host families and attending school in Blérancourt, as well exploring the many cultural attractions in the surrounding area. Read about their … Read More

Guest Blogger Heidi Smith: Johnny Appleseed Inspires Interdisciplinary Connections

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At ISTP, teachers enthusiastically look for connections across subjects, languages, and grades. These connections often crystalize into meaningful interdisciplinary projects that pique inquiry-based learning. Interdisciplinary projects help students thrive in their learning experience, motivate them to develop confidence in taking … Read More