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Notes from the PYP Exhibition Conference …

Notes from the PYP Exhibition Conference

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  • 1. The Exhibition
    Conference notes 10th Sept – 12th Sept
  • 2. Visual thinking
    Students write down their thoughts on a piece of post it note individually, then they post it on the paper. The most important idea closest to the middle, with those most unlikely towards the outer. A way this could be used is for a brainstorming session – For Example write down your ideas about what charity organization you would like to support?
  • 3. Making connections to the PYP Key Concepts
    Have the students write the question, once they have written the question, they can write whether is it
    form, function, causation, change, connection, perspective, responsibility, reflection
  • 4. Links to Trans disciplinary themes
    May links to all of the trans disciplinary themes throughout the unit. For example the reason why we might need a charity organization is because of conflict.
  • 5. Exhibition Timetable
    Work backwards from the presentation day.
  • 6. Grouping of students
    Group students according to interest groups. We could get the students to brainstorm different organizations that they could help. Some students
  • 7. Guest Speakers
    Maybe we could get some guest speakers in at the start.
    Youtube videos of charity organizations in action.
  • 8. Key Components of the PYP
    Students exhibit the attributes of the learner profile
    Students identify, investigate and offer solutions to real-life issues or problems
    Students must be involved in collaborative inquiry
    Students demonstrate action
    The exhibition unites the school community
    Students should explore multiple perspectives
    Students should show independence and responsibility for own learning.
  • 9. Web – Sticky Notes Students can write sticky notes. My first idea is that the students can use it for their brainstorming their interest areas.
    Organizations are set up to help those in need.
  • 10. Parent Help
    Students can go home and brainstorm with their parents.
  • 11. Writing a Central Idea
    Have the students brainstorm ideas
    Write a short sentence that sums it up
    Rank them
    Teachers with the students work them to make the IB appropriate
    What makes a bad Central Idea?
    “Advice given at workshop – Give the Central Idea until you are really confident”
  • 12. Media – Central Idea
    Different forms of media can be used to express or influence people’s beliefs and behaviors
    One idea for connection is that students can identify what different types of media can be used to connect with others. For example facebook is now used for people to connect with others.
  • 13. IBO – Online Curriculum Centre
  • 14. Exhibition ideas
    Put up the theme at the start with a timeline. As we reach each milestone add it to the timeline.
  • 15. Exhibition ideas - Timeline
    Thinking skills

Each group narrowed the focus of their problem to two organizations and then compared them. Students were encouraged to evaluate the information they gathered and had the freedom to make changes to their choice of problem or organization.A mentor was assigned to each group and the research process began.We held three mentor meetings throughout the process.October - Overview, planning, mentor booklets handed out, groups assigned to each mentor, date for exhibition set.January - Ensure all groups are on track, maintenance.February - Discuss essays, multimedia, and action proposals.Regular contact was maintained between individual mentors and the classroom teacher.
  • 16. PYP Exhibition Rubric – Informative Essay
  • 17. Information Essay Outline
  • 18. Exhibition publications
  • 19. Useful Web Tools
    Username: Xhibition
    Password: Singapore
  • 20. Folder
    We could set up folder for the students to keep all of their journal writing
  • 21. Game making
  • 22. Parent Evaluation
    Have the parents write evaluation.
  • 23. Logo for Central Idea
    Have the students create a logo for our Central Idea
  • 24. Showcase
    Have the students create a small drama to illustrate the message they are trying to demonstrate.