The Exhibition Conference notes 10th Sept – 12th Sept
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?
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
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.
Exhibition Timetable Work backwards from the presentation day.
Grouping of students Group students according to interest groups. We could get the students to brainstorm different organizations that they could help. Some students
Guest Speakers Maybe we could get some guest speakers in at the start. Youtube videos of charity organizations in action.
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.
Web – Sticky Notes http://www.wallwisher.com/ 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.
Parent Help Students can go home and brainstorm with their parents.
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”
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.
Exhibition ideas Put up the theme at the start with a timeline. As we reach each milestone add it to the timeline.
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. http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/tsm/pyp_exhibition_2005/answer.cfm?question=4&school=2