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Leveraging Parents as Critical Partners in the PYP

Conducting parent workshops on the essential elements of The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is key for your school. These workshops allow parents the opportunity to engage in the same learning process their children do on a daily basis, thus providing parents the chance to … Continue reading

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Transdisciplinary Skills are…..

In Making the PYP Happen document it states the following: Within their learning throughout the programme, students acquire and apply a set of transdisciplinary skills: social skills, communication skills, thinking skills, research skills and self-management skills. These skills are valuable, not only … Continue reading

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Share what you know, a good place to start

Before moving ahead in our inquiry into shapes, angles, and lines, my grade three students took time to share their current understandings. Armed with cameras, small groups walked about the school to take pictures representing any 2D shape, 3D shape, … Continue reading

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Being a PYP Exhibition Mentor

In the final year of the PYP, students engage in a final project, the PYP Exhibition. The exhibition is a transdisciplinary inquiry conducted in the spirit of personal and shared responsibility. This exhibition is a significant event for both the … Continue reading

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Multiplication Tables as Art?!

A few years back I took the workshop Mathematics in the PYP in The Netherlands. One of the learning experiences I took away and still use today was turning the multiplication tables into spirolaterals. By doing this the students can: … Continue reading

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Make it Work

I have to admit that I don’t know how to sew even though I am pretty sure that my mother tried to teach me at some point, but my husband and I still like to watch Project Runway and love … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling-Green Screen in action

After our successful work with iMovie for our Book Talks (see my previous post here) my students and I decided to take on a new project using a green screen for our study of Taiwan. After 4 weeks of inquiry … Continue reading

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Student created screencast tutorials

Jing has been very helpful for teachers to take control of their own professional development. I know I have viewed several videos that were made by teachers using Jing in order to learn a new program or tool, the most recent … Continue reading

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Invite Others in!

Units of Inquiry can always be enhanced with Guest Speakers. When I taught in Germany, one of our Grade 3 UOIs was on Artists; an inquiry into how artists use their work to express and communicate ideas and emotions. All … Continue reading

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