Home-Based Learning


ISQ has launched Home-Based Learning (HBL) to continue our students' learning and growth during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The purpose of HBL is to provide continuity in our students' learning and growth online, wherever our teachers and students are residing.

Where did Our HBL Come From?

HBL is an initiative teachers and leaders across International Schools Consortium (iSC) began in January over Chinese New Year break as the risk of the COVID-19 outbreak increased.

How is HBL Accomplished?

Teachers at ISQ will be working remotely here in China, Canada, USA, and other countries to provide continuity in learning with videos, online class sessions, assignments, and assessments. Students will engage with their online classes daily and respond with photos, videos, writing pieces, meeting virtually with teachers, and more.

HBL will look different across our grade levels, but the number one predictor of success is parents and teachers working closely together. Parents are instrumental to the success of HBL as they help students proctor assignments, mentor during a project, guide students through math problems, and help transition their child to learning online. Teachers will communicate with parents, especially those with younger children, and be flexible in assignments and assessments based on student's learning and provide differentiated feedback and guidance.

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Delays to On-Campus Learning

We have postponed opening campus until further notice from Qingdao Education Bureau. Our chief goal is to keep our students, teachers, and community safe and healthy.

Our Virus and Safety Plan

ISQ and our ISQ community will follow our Virus and Safety Plan as we prepare for reopening and once on-campus learning resumes.

Virus and Safety Plan

Looking Ahead

We plan to extend our school year until June 12.

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HBL Support & Questions

Teachers will be available to connect with parents or students about any difficulties. Principals are also actively working to support students, teachers, and parents to overcome any obstacle that impedes learning.

General questions not pertaining to teachers can be directed through Carol Franck carol.franck@isqchina.com (ECC and Elementary) and Randy Attaway randy.attaway@isqchina.com (Secondary).

For medical questions only, please contact the health office at nurse@isqchina.com.

For translation help, please email:
• June Sun june.sun@isqchina.com for ECC and Elementary Chinese translation
• Sarah Cheng sarah.cheng@isqchina.com for Secondary Chinese translation
• Haley Park haley.park@isqchina.com for Korean translation


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Any other questions?