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.
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
We plan to extend our school year until June 12.
Questions and resources
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.
For medical questions only, please contact the health office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For translation help, please email:
• June Sun email@example.com for ECC and Elementary Chinese translation
• Sarah Cheng firstname.lastname@example.org for Secondary Chinese translation
• Haley Park email@example.com for Korean translation
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- COVID-19 Virus Updates for China (use Google Chrome to translate into other languages)