The PYP Exhibition Parent Presentation - Presentation
1.The PYP Exhibition at the Parent Information Presentation
International School of Düsseldorf
2.What is the Exhibition?
A culminating project for the PYP
A collaborative inquiry that students have a
personal interest in exploring
An inquiry that requires students to apply their
learning from previous years
An experience that uses the essential elements
of the PYP
A demonstration of how students can take action
as a result of their learning
A celebration of who our students are as learners
3.What is the Exhibition?
It is not:
A science fair
A poster contest
4.Students must use the PYP Transdisciplinary skills
5.Students should show
Positive Attitudes: appreciation, commitment,
confidence, cooperation, creativity, confidence, curiosity,
empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect,
Learner Profiles: thinker, open-minded, caring,
principled, reflective, inquirer, knowledgeable, risk-taker,
An inquiry into resources and issues in our local
7.Local Issues Matter to Me
8.What will the topics be?
The topic and action should be something which
effects the students’ life (school, family or local
Ideally, students should have a high interest in the
The topic should inspire students to take positive
9.Possible areas of focus
Scarcity or availability
Change or adaptation
Economy or jobs
Health and safety
10. Set Goals Record Reflect Students decide on what issue they
would like to explore and what they can explore based on
their own interests and passion.
In their groups students create:
a big question
Reflect and ask questions
Take the inquiry deeper
Choose and plan presentation.
11. Students present their research through: poster, video, graph,
PowerPoint, music, drama 1 Task definition 2 Information
seeking strategies 3 Location and access 4 Use of
information 5 Synthesis 6 Evaluation
12. How much time do students spend working on the
The students started brainstorming ideas and
thinking about concepts in January
The students will then spend about 8 weeks
working on their inquiries from February to April
The students will still have math and literacy
lessons during the Exhibition time, but the majority of
each day will be used working on inquiries
13. What about Exhibition homework?
The children should use their time at home to
research and prepare for the work in class
The actual work should be done in class so the
teacher can keep track of progress.
14. The Role of Parents Guide Evaluate Advise Guide Evaluate
Advise Support Facilitate Mentor Teacher Parents Student Or
15. How can parents help?
Ask your child about the Exhibition
Support and encourage your child
Provide background knowledge
Help to locate resources – people, places, media
Check WIKI website regularly with your child
http:// exhibition.isdedu.wikispaces.net /
Celebrate with the students by attending the final
16. Develop Critical Thinking
Ask your child open-ended questions about their
Let them solve their own problems
Let them be responsible for their own learning
Encourage independent inquiry and respect
student ownership of the process
Monitor, challenge, question, clarify.
17. How do we assess students’ work?
“ Exhibitions are the best way to measure learning
because they put the kids right in the midst of their
learning.” Dennis Litky
We assess the process more than the product
The students will keep a journal throughout the
Exhibition process that shows how their thinking and
goals are evolving
Student self-assessment using rubrics
Teacher assessment using rubrics.
The rubrics assess the
PYP Transdisciplinary skills, processes and
Though the end product is assessed, the
emphasis is on the process.
19. Something for us all to remember…
The process is more important than the product
The Exhibition is a celebration of who your child is
as a learner.