The PYP Exhibition Parent Presentation

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  • The PYP Exhibition Parent Presentation

    1. 1. The PYP Exhibition at the Parent Information Presentation International School of Düsseldorf
    2. 2. What is the Exhibition? <ul><li>A culminating project for the PYP </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative inquiry that students have a personal interest in exploring </li></ul><ul><li>An inquiry that requires students to apply their learning from previous years </li></ul><ul><li>An experience that uses the essential elements </li></ul><ul><li>of the PYP </li></ul><ul><li>A demonstration of how students can take action as a result of their learning </li></ul><ul><li>A celebration of who our students are as learners </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is the Exhibition? <ul><li>It is: </li></ul><ul><li>Intense </li></ul><ul><li>Tiring </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Process driven </li></ul><ul><li>Rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>Action provoking </li></ul><ul><li>It is not: </li></ul><ul><li>A science fair </li></ul><ul><li>A poster contest </li></ul><ul><li>A competition </li></ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Product driven </li></ul><ul><li>Adult directed </li></ul><ul><li>A burden </li></ul>
    4. 4. Students must use the PYP Transdisciplinary skills <ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self-management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking skills </li></ul>
    5. 5. Students should show <ul><li>Positive Attitudes: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, confidence, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Profiles: thinker, open-minded, caring, principled, reflective, inquirer, knowledgeable, risk-taker, communicator, well-balanced </li></ul>
    6. 6. Central Idea <ul><li>An inquiry into resources and issues in our local community. </li></ul>Local Issues Matter to Me
    7. 7. What will the topics be? <ul><li>The topic and action should be something which effects the students’ life (school, family or local community) </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally, students should have a high interest in the topic </li></ul><ul><li>The topic should inspire students to take positive action </li></ul>
    8. 8. Possible areas of focus <ul><li>Scarcity or availability </li></ul><ul><li>Change or adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Economy or jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Health and safety </li></ul><ul><li>Human welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Community systems </li></ul><ul><li>Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul>
    9. 9. 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. <ul><li>In their groups students create: </li></ul><ul><li>a big question </li></ul><ul><li>a timeline </li></ul><ul><li>a planner </li></ul><ul><li>Research progresses: </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Take the inquiry deeper </li></ul><ul><li>Choose and plan presentation. </li></ul>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
    10. 10. How much time do students spend working on the Exhibition? <ul><li>The students started brainstorming ideas and thinking about concepts in January </li></ul><ul><li>The students will then spend about 8 weeks working on their inquiries from February to April </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
    11. 11. What about Exhibition homework? <ul><li>The children should use their time at home to research and prepare for the work in class </li></ul><ul><li>The actual work should be done in class so the teacher can keep track of progress. </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Role of Parents Guide Evaluate Advise Guide Evaluate Advise Support Facilitate Mentor Teacher Parents Student Or Group
    13. 13. How can parents help? <ul><li>Parents can: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your child about the Exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Support and encourage your child </li></ul><ul><li>Provide background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Help to locate resources – people, places, media and information </li></ul><ul><li>Check WIKI website regularly with your child </li></ul><ul><li>http:// exhibition.isdedu.wikispaces.net / </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate with the students by attending the final presentations </li></ul>
    14. 14. Develop Critical Thinking <ul><li>Ask your child open-ended questions about their project </li></ul><ul><li>Let them solve their own problems </li></ul><ul><li>Let them be responsible for their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage independent inquiry and respect student ownership of the process </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor, challenge, question, clarify. </li></ul>
    15. 15. How do we assess students’ work? <ul><li>“ Exhibitions are the best way to measure learning because they put the kids right in the midst of their learning.” Dennis Litky </li></ul><ul><li>We assess the process more than the product </li></ul><ul><li>The students will keep a journal throughout the Exhibition process that shows how their thinking and goals are evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Student self-assessment using rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher assessment using rubrics. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Rubrics <ul><li>The rubrics assess the </li></ul><ul><li>PYP Transdisciplinary skills, processes and attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Though the end product is assessed, the emphasis is on the process. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Something for us all to remember… <ul><li>The process is more important than the product </li></ul><ul><li>The Exhibition is a celebration of who your child is as a learner. </li></ul>
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