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  • CIS accreditation process starting – this will be under review…Top three words, Think, Pair, Share…
  • Thinking routines:Connect – which words or phrases do you feel a connection with?Challenge – which challenge your views or opinions?
  • Based on constructivism, the notion that no-one is a blank slate, everyone comes to every learning experience with past knowledge that enables them to make sense of new information IN DIFFERENT WAYS! This shifts the emphasis from seeing whether everyone knows the same thing, to finding out HOW each student UNDERSTANDS what they are learning…
  • Based on constructivism, the notion that no-one is a blank slate, everyone comes to every learning experience with past knowledge that enables them to make sense of new information IN DIFFERENT WAYS! This shifts the emphasis from seeing whether everyone knows the same thing, to finding out HOW each student UNDERSTANDS what they are learning…
  • Students acquire skills linked to specific subject areas; for example, in language the students become literate, in maths they become numerate. These skills provide student with the tools of inquiry.
  • 2012 pyp for parents

    1. 1. An Introduction to the PYP
    2. 2. IST mission statement IST aspires to provide an outstanding international education. We value and respect cultural diversity and embrace the people and natural environment of Tanzania. Within this safe, secure and caring community studentsreach their full potential as citizens of the world.
    3. 3. IBO mission statementThe International Baccalaureate Organization aims todevelop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring youngpeople who help to create a better and more peacefulworld through intercultural understanding and respect.To this end the IBO works with schools, governments andinternational organizations to develop challengingprogrammes of international education and rigorousassessment.These programmes encourage students across the worldto become active, compassionate and lifelong learnerswho understand that other people, with theirdifferences, can also be right.
    4. 4. IST is a PYP school… International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme The PYP is a philosophy and a curriculum framework that helps prepare students for life as global citizens.Written, taught and learned curriculum, 5 Essential Elements:Knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, action Constructivist, inquiry based, transdisciplinary
    5. 5. An internationally-minded person is... Knowledgeable Caring Risk-takerReflective CommunicatorPrincipled Thinker Balanced Inquirer Open-minded
    6. 6. Learnersconstructing meaning
    7. 7. Teacher Students
    8. 8. Teachers, Students and Other Adults
    9. 9. The planned curriculum Learners constructing meaningThe The taughtassessed curriculumcurriculum
    10. 10. The five essential elements • What do we want students toconcepts understand?knowledge • What do we want students to know? • What do we want students to be able to skills do?attitudes • How do we want students to feel? • How do we want students to act as a action result of their learning?
    11. 11. ConceptsThe key concepts, also expressed as key questions, help teachers andstudents to consider ways of thinking and learning about the word,and act as a provocation to extend and deepen student inquiries. Key Concept Key Question Form What is it like? Function How does it work? Causation Why is it the way it is? Change How is it changing? Connection How is it connected to other things? Perspective What are the points of view? Responsibility What is our responsibility? Reflection How do we know?
    12. 12. Transdisciplinary SkillsTo conduct purposeful inquiry and to be well-prepared for lifelong learning –student needs to develop skills beyond those considered “basic”. Thinking skills Social skills Research• Acquisition of knowledge • Accepting responsibility• Comprehension • Respecting others skills• Application • Cooperating • Formulating• Analysis • Resolving conflict questions• Synthesis • Group decision-making • Observing• Evaluation • Adopting a variety of group roles • Planning• Dialectical thought • Collecting• Metacognition Self-management skills data • Gross motor skills • RecordingCommunication skills • Fine motor skills data• Listening • Spatial awareness • Organizing• Speaking • Organization data• Reading • Time management • Interpreting• Writing • Safety data• Viewing • Healthy lifestyle • Presenting• Presenting • Codes of behaviour research• Non-verbal communication • Informed choices findings
    13. 13. Attitudes AttitudesA To conduct purposeful inquirypersonal attitudes towards people, towards the focus on the development of and to be well-prepared for lifelong learning –environment, towards learning, beyond those considered to the well-being of student needs to deelop skills attitudes that contribute “basic”.the individual and of the group.
    14. 14. Action• Successful inquiry will lead to responsible action, initiated by the student as a result of the learning process (p25)• a voluntary demonstration of a student’s empowerment Reflect Choose Act
    15. 15. Knowledge – subject areas• Language• Mathematics• Science• Social Studies• Arts• Personal, Social and Physical Education
    16. 16. Knowledge “To be truly educated, a student must also make connections across the disciplines, discover ways to integrate the separate subjects, and ultimately relatewhat they learn to life” (Boyer 1995: 82). Ernest Boyer proposed that students explore a set of themes representing shared human experiences such as “Response to the Aesthetic” and “Membership inGroups”. He referred to these as “Core Commonalities”. In the PYP, this idea of human commonalities shapes the transdisciplinary themes. The Primary Years Programme: A basis for practice p8
    17. 17. Knowledge – transdisciplinary themes• Who we are• Where we are in place and time• How we express ourselves• How the world works• How we organise ourselves• Sharing the planet
    18. 18. Let’s Reflect In what ways does the PYP seem different or similar to your own school experiences? In what ways is it different or similar to your child’s previous education? What strengths do you see in the programme? What worries do you have about the programme?

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