Tag Archives: PD

Putting #IBMO2015 into Action

 The IB AP Annual Conference in Macau is over and educators around Asia Pacific are heading back to their schools. The key question we should now be asking ourselves is, ‘How is this going to help my school improve student learning?’ After … Continue reading

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Collaborative Planning, more than just working together

The PYP Programme Standards and Practices Standard A Practice 3.b The school as a community of learners is committed to a collaborative approach to curriculum development. We know collaborative planning is more than just teachers working together on a document. … Continue reading

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Doing Differentiation?

Have you ever heard, “how do you do differentiation?” As many resources tell us, differentiation is not something you do and tick off, it is more an ongoing philosophy or approach where we continue to really know our students and … Continue reading

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Working with ConferApp

In January of 2013, I attended my 3rd 21st Century Learning Hong Kong conference. I attended a session with Jeff Dungan (@jdungan) on the Confer App. It looked like an effective and efficient tool to use in the classroom. I … Continue reading

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Thinking about Effective Feedback

I just recently wrapped up my second PTC (The Principals‘ Training Centre) course, ‘Assessment Leadership in the International School’ in Miami, Florida. You can read about my first course from 2012 here. When I reflect back on the week, I … Continue reading

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Is Santa too materialistic?

One of the activities at a recent PD session I attended with Lynn Erickson was based around developing guiding questions. Questions of different types (factual, conceptual, and provocative) that guide students thinking from concrete to abstract levels. For the PYP, … Continue reading

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Don’t keep students in the dark

Have you ever been in a PD session where the following occurs: The session leader instructs everybody to take out a piece of paper and complete a task such as, “Draw a picture of the beach” (for example). Everyone in … Continue reading

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Professional Presentations

For my first post, I wanted to share something I have found great value in, presenting at conferences. Even though I have only presented at two conferences, I have gained so much from the experiences. -Met and gained valuable connections … Continue reading

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