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  • 1. Grade 5 Exhibition 2011 Sharing Our Humanity
  • 2. What is the Exhibition?• Culmination of PYP• A rite of passage from the PYP to the MYP• A celebration of learning• Transferring skills and knowledge from previous years• Individual and group inquiry• Student centered• A focus on process and product
  • 3. What is the Exhibition?
  • 4. The Exhibition is NOT…• A science fair• A poster contest• A competition• Adult directed• Product driven
  • 5. Requirements from the IB • Examples of written and oral work • Performance in any medium • Use of technology • Journal of the process • Authentic action • Multiple languages
  • 6. Grade 5 Teachers’ Goals • Meaningful integration with single-subject teachers (e.g. German) • Continued development of independence and self-management skills • Guiding of authentic student action
  • 7. Essential Elements of thePYP • Knowledge • Concepts • Skills • Attitudes • Action
  • 8. Concepts• Form (what is it like?)• Function (how does it work?)• Causation (why is it like it is?)• Change (who is it changing?)• Connection (how is it connected to other things?)• Perspective (what are the points of view?)• Responsibility (what is our responsibility?)• Reflection (how do we know?)
  • 9. Transdisciplinary Skills• Research Skills• Thinking Skills• Research Skills• Social Skills• Self-management Skills
  • 10. Attitudes • Appreciation • Commitment • Confidence • Cooperation • Curiosity • Empathy • Enthusiasm • Independence • Integrity • Respect • Tolerance
  • 11. Learner Profile • Thinker • Open-Minded • Caring • Reflective • Inquirer • Knowledgeable • Risk-Taker • Communicator • Balanced
  • 12. The Process (Inquiry Cycle) Tuning In Taking Action Finding Out REFLECTINGSharing Findings Sorting Out Going Further
  • 13. Exhibition 2011 Timeline Karneval March 23 - SLC April 6 – Exhibition night
  • 14. Choosing a Topic • Personal interest • Ability to make personal connection* • Local connection • Global connection
  • 15. Choosing a Topic • Appropriate – Keep interest for six weeks – Can create deep and meaningful questions which they will have the ability to answer – Can conduct primary research – Can collect, analyze and display data – Possibility of multiple viewpoints – Possibility of personal action
  • 16. 2011 Concepts• Global poverty• Peace and conflict• Education for all• Global infectious diseases• Digital divide: the uneven distribution of access to electronic media• Disasters and emergencies
  • 17. Support Network(Grade 5 Teachers, Mentors, Parents)• Facilitate• Guide• Evaluate• Advise• Monitor• Question• Challenge• Clarify
  • 18. The Role of the Parent• Ask questions• Be encouraging and positive• Give constructive feedback• Interpret information• Facilitate meetings• Help access resources• Consistently keep up-to-date (G5 site)• Support teachers• Attend the Exhibition presentations
  • 19. Developing Higher-Order Thinking Skills• Ask open-ended questions• Let them solve their own problems• Let them be responsible for their learning• Encourage and respect independence and student ownership• Allow mistakes – this is when authentic learning happens• See process is as important as product
  • 20. Questions?• Do ‘normal’ lessons continue?• Will there be homework?• How will my child be assessed? – continuous formative and summative• Can my child fail the Exhibition?• How will groups be chosen?• What happens to the normal classroom timetable?• How much time is spent on the Exhibition?• Can I see other years’ work?