Middle Schoolers Mix-It-Up

On Wednesday Nov 8, the ASIJ Middle School had its first Mix-It-Up day for the year. Mix-It-Up Days are designed to offer students an interdisciplinary learning experience connected to the school’s mission statement of “Developing compassionate, inquisitive learners prepared for global responsibility.”

For this Mix-It-Up day, middle school teachers introduced students to a range of global issues before selecting one they felt most interested in to explore further. Wesley Przybylski (middle school learning innovation coach) details the process, learning and presentation of topics to elementary school students. Continue reading

Students Speak at USC Global Conference Panel

Three high school students in the advanced contemporary Japan class reflect on their September 22 and 23 attendance of the 2017 University of Southern California Global Conference, hosted at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo, and their participation in a panel discussion on the use of digital devices and family relationships.

USC’s Global Conference series is a biennial event held in major world cities that brings together academics and business leaders to present and discuss the latest research results across the full range of academic disciplines and their influence. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was alumnus Kazuo Hirai ’79, who is President and CEO of Sony Corporation. Continue reading