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Presentation for parents (1)


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Presentation for parents (1)

  1. 1. The Exhibition and You! A presentation for parents CDNIS PYP Exhibition 2014 Presenter: Tom Woods, PYP Coordinator
  2. 2. What do you already know about the PYP Exhibition?
  3. 3. CDNIS PYP Exhibition 2013
  4. 4. What is the Exhibition? ● Culmination of all learning in the PYP ● Synthesis of the 5 Essential Elements ● A collaborative inquiry and investigation
  5. 5. What’s the big idea? ● Authentic process for assessing student understanding ● Opportunity for independence and responsibility ● An acknowledgement of the transition between PYP and MYP
  6. 6. Transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
  7. 7. What it should look like... Students: ● select an element from a previous unit of inquiry that piqued their interest ● inquire into a form of expression to show their understanding of this area ‘How’ is more of a focus than ‘what’
  8. 8. Conference ‘breakout session’ format
  9. 9. The steps... ● Unpack TDT ● Develop Central Ideas and Lines of Inquiry ● Select Key and Related Concepts ● Develop BIQs and SQs ● Follow an inquiry/design cycle ● Primary and secondary resources
  10. 10. The dos and don’ts for parents
  11. 11. Dos... ● Help set smart goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) ● Ask questions ● Scaffold/guide ● Suggest resources ● Ensure your child is on track ● Be supportive and encouraging - celebrate achievements ● Seek assistance from PYP coordinators and homeroom teachers
  12. 12. Don’ts… ● Do the work for the students ● Tell the students what direction to take ● Be overly critical or point out what the group is doing wrong
  13. 13. ACTION!
  14. 14. Key dates: ● 12 FEB - tuning in begins ● 28 FEB - groups finalized (first mentor meeting) ● 28 MAR - collapsed timetable begins ● 07-10 APR - Exhibition week ● 09 APR - Opening ceremony
  15. 15. Needs more info? ● Read Exhibition Guidelines ● Email one of us:
  16. 16. The Bottom Line The Exhibition should be a celebration of student learning