Exhibition parent presentation 2012


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  • An inquiry that starts with a personal interest but extends into real world issues. - an inquiry that requires students to apply their learning from previous years.
  • An inquiry that starts with a personal interest but extends into real world issues. - an inquiry that requires students to apply their learning from previous years. - a rite of passage from PYP to MYP
  • They will still have maths and literacy but the majority of each day will be used working on inquiries or taking action - the students will still have specialist lessons but music and art will focus on the projects for the exhibition They will have skills lessons that help develop their inquiries and actions Students need to document the exhibition process by keeping and exhibition journal
  • The HL will focus on the exhibition sometimes set by their teachers if not they should use their time at home for research and to prepare work for the exhibition so they can continue in class Some maths homework will be given The students should read every evening as usual
  • To have an understanding of the purpose and requirements of the PYP exhibition - to keep informed about the exhibition by reading emails from Kim and of course by talking to your son or daughter Support but don’t do it for them Academic honesty, help them access information but make sure they understand so they can use it -
  • Process, similar to students choosing their issues Mentors chose issues based on knowledge or personal interest
  • - Meeting minutes with actions which they bring to the next meeting
  • Now week 31
  • Exhibition parent presentation 2012

    1. 1. We can have an impact on issues in the community by demonstrating social responsibility through action.
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>What is the PYP Exhibition? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What expectations are there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the student’s role? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your role as a parent? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the role of the mentor? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><ul><li>• A student led inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Celebration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Application of skills, knowledge, concepts, attitudes and action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• IB continuum </li></ul></ul>What is the PYP Exhibition?
    4. 4. IBO Exhibition Guidelines <ul><li>To demonstrate an understanding of the chosen issue through: </li></ul><ul><li>Written work (exhibition journal) </li></ul><ul><li>• Oral presentations </li></ul><ul><li>• Technology </li></ul><ul><li>• Performing arts - dance, song, music </li></ul><ul><li>Visual arts in the form of a personal piece of art </li></ul>What is the BIG Expectation?
    5. 5. What is the role of the student? • With teacher support, carry out an open-ended or guided inquiry into a real-life issue or problem. • To demonstrate their learning and the development of the attributes of the learner profile. • Be academically honest when referring to their sources of information. • To record their reflections in their Exhibition journal. IBO Exhibition Guidelines
    6. 6. So how much time do students spend working on the Exhibition? <ul><li>10 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics and literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Skills lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibition journal </li></ul>
    7. 7. What about Home Learning? <ul><li>Research and prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Be informed and keep informed </li></ul><ul><li>To help your child to access resources </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage independent inquiry and respect student </li></ul><ul><li>ownership of the process </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that your child writes notes from any researched source and does not copy any work (including referencing) </li></ul><ul><li>To celebrate with your son/daughter by attending </li></ul><ul><li>the Exhibition Gala Evening on the 3 rd of May </li></ul><ul><li>IBO Exhibition Guidelines </li></ul>What is your role as a parent?
    9. 9. Who will act in the role of mentor ? <ul><li>ISU teachers have been invited to volunteer to act as a mentor for the Gr. 5 PYP exhibition. </li></ul><ul><li>Each action group will be assigned a mentor. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>hold regular meetings with their group </li></ul><ul><li>pose questions and help interpret difficult information </li></ul><ul><li>help facilitate interviews and field trips </li></ul><ul><li>give time management advice </li></ul><ul><li>celebrate with the action group by attending the ISU Exhibition on the 3 rd of May </li></ul>Group mentors will . . .
    11. 11. Timeline <ul><li>Week 1: Introduction to the PYP Exhibition, tuning in. </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2: Issues groups formed and mentors assigned. </li></ul><ul><li>Weeks 3-6: Mentor meetings, research / field trips start defining the action plan in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Week 7-8: Defining and taking action </li></ul><ul><li>Week 9-10 : Getting ready for the staging of the Exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Week 11: ISU Exhibition Gala Evening 3 rd of May </li></ul>
    12. 12. PYP Exhibition Something for us all to remember… <ul><li>As with any inquiry there will be times when it seems that students are not being very productive. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes there will be lot of discussion and thought but this will not result in anything that can be seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Students (and adults) need time and space to wonder about things and consider their plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Considerable emphasis is placed on the exhibition journal. Students will show their understanding of concepts, the process and the application of skills (e.g. problem solving) in their journal. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Questions? Please direct your ‘burning questions’ to either: Liz Covington, Gary Herbison (Gr 5 teachers) Mags Faber (PYP Coordinator) Rick Elya (Head of Primary) or your son or daughter