Introduction to PYP

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  • My name is Jacqueline Harmer, I am the new PYP co ordinator at Kennedy. I have been working in Mexico as a PYP co ordinator for 4 years. The purpose of this evening’s presentation is to explain a little about PYP, there will be other opportunities during the year for more detailed sessions.
  • Introduction to PYP

    1. 1. Kennedy School Implementing the Primary Years Programme Monday 29 th September 2008
    2. 2. What is the International Baccalaureate Organisation? <ul><li>The IBO is a nonprofit educational foundation, based in Geneva, founded in 1968. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose was to produce a common international curriculum and to develop international-mindedness. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 2,390 IB World Schools in 129 countries, 470 of which are PYP schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The IBO provides professional development opportunities and an extensive support network. </li></ul>
    3. 3. IBO mission statement <ul><li>The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is PYP? <ul><li>PYP includes all student activities, academic and non academic for which the school takes responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>It is for pupils aged 3-12. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a transdisciplinary programme of international education that focuses developing the whole child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development through concept driven inquiry. </li></ul><ul><li>It combines the best research & practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge & experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational framework. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Primary Years Programme at Kennedy: <ul><li>Includes all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Is an approach that is compatible with the English National Curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Will be supported by all staff and adults in the school community. </li></ul><ul><li>Will extend & build on current good practice in teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Will deepen students understanding through in depth inquiry. </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Essential Elements of PYP <ul><li>Knowledge - What do we want the students to know about? </li></ul><ul><li>Concepts - What do we want the students to understand? </li></ul><ul><li>Skills - What do we want the students to be able to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes - What do we want the students to feel? </li></ul><ul><li>Action - How do we want the students to act? </li></ul>
    7. 7. The PYP curriculum Frame work
    8. 8. <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are in place and time </li></ul><ul><li>How we express ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>How the world works </li></ul><ul><li>How we organise ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing the planet </li></ul>Knowledge - What do we want the students to know about?
    9. 9. Concepts <ul><li>Form: What is it like? </li></ul><ul><li>Function: How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Causation: Why is it like it is? </li></ul><ul><li>Change: How is it changing? </li></ul><ul><li>Connection: How is it connected to other things? </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective: What are the points of view? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility: What is our responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection: How do we know? </li></ul>What do we want students to understand?
    10. 10. Transdisciplinary Skills <ul><li>Social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self-management skills </li></ul>What do we want students to be able to do?
    11. 11. <ul><li>Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul>Attitudes What do we want students to feel, value and demonstrate? <ul><li>Curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul>
    12. 12. Action - How do we want the students to act? <ul><li>Socially responsible action </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated by the child </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary </li></ul><ul><li>Extend a child’s learning </li></ul><ul><li>Social impact </li></ul>Choose Act Reflect
    13. 13. <ul><li>Open minded </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Well balanced </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul><ul><li>Inquirers </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Communicators </li></ul><ul><li>Risk takers </li></ul><ul><li>Principled </li></ul>Learner Profile - Desired attributes and traits that characterize students with an international perspective .
    14. 14. PYP Implementation <ul><li>ESF wide decision to become PYP schools - 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy has been a candidate school since April 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>All primary teachers have received IB training - August 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Students will begin working on inquiries during this academic year. </li></ul><ul><li>The process of becoming a PYP school is expected to take between 2 and 3 years. </li></ul>
    15. 15. How can I find out more? <ul><li>www.ibo.org/pyp/ </li></ul><ul><li>In school parent workshops </li></ul><ul><li>CLC – PYP area </li></ul><ul><li>E mail questions to: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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