Inquiry in PYP for parents

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  • Inquiry in PYP for parents

    1. 1. Inquiry at AIS/D <ul><li>25 February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Workshop </li></ul>
    2. 2. Why are we here? <ul><li>To learn more about... </li></ul><ul><li>inquiry as an approach to learning </li></ul><ul><li>the PYP perspective </li></ul><ul><li>what inquiry looks like </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who are we?
    4. 4. PYP Curriculum Model
    5. 5. Inquiry can take many forms... <ul><li>exploring, wondering and questioning </li></ul><ul><li>experimenting and playing with possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>making connections between previous learning and current learning </li></ul><ul><li>making predictions and acting purposefully to see what happens </li></ul><ul><li>collecting data and reporting findings </li></ul><ul><li>deepening understanding through the application of a concept </li></ul><ul><li>researching and seeking information </li></ul><ul><li>taking and defending a position </li></ul><ul><li>solving problems in a variety of ways. </li></ul>
    6. 6. A community of learners...
    7. 7. Memorable Moments = a learning event = a person = a subject
    8. 8. Our personal experiences <ul><li>In table groups, complete a Venn Diagram exploring the similarities and differences of your school experience with that of your child(ren). </li></ul>Then Now
    9. 9. Our personal experiences <ul><li>Think about something you really understand well. </li></ul><ul><li>How did you develop this understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>What were some characteristics of this experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Recreate this experience visually . </li></ul>
    10. 10. Insert scan of example
    11. 11. Our personal experiences <ul><li>Think about something you really understand well. </li></ul><ul><li>How did you develop this understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>What were some characteristics of this experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Recreate this experience visually . </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul>
    12. 12. Our personal experiences <ul><li>Show visually something you really understand well. </li></ul><ul><li>Share this with your neighbor. </li></ul><ul><li>In table groups, work together to identify characteristics common to all experiences </li></ul>
    13. 13. An example of inquiry in the classroom <ul><li>As you watch, think about... </li></ul><ul><li>what the teacher is doing. </li></ul><ul><li>what the students are doing. </li></ul><ul><li>the classroom environment </li></ul>
    14. 14. Coin Sort <ul><li>Given a set of coins, find an interesting way to sort them, then write the way on an index card and turn over. </li></ul><ul><li>While working, complete an “I See/I Wonder” sheet </li></ul>
    15. 15. Coin Sort – Gallery walk <ul><li>As a group, move around to other tables and try to figure out how they were sorted, check with the index card, continue to do see/wonder sheets </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Thanks for coming! </li></ul>

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