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What is an IB-PYP Education?

What is an IB-PYP Education?

Presented by Laura Munaro and Simon Clark at a La Scuola Educational Series Event on January 7, 2015

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  1. © La Scuola 2 About Simon Clark Graduated with a

    degree in Theology with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Leeds. Over 14 years experience in education in 4 different countries Over 6 years experience in an IB world school Collaborated on an article for the IB World Magazine entitled “Mind Games” (March 2012) looking at how to make learning child centered. Part of a new IB scheme to Build a Quality Curriculum IB site visitor and workshop leader Currently Assistant Head of School and PYP Coordinator at Shu Ren International School, Berkeley.
  2. © La Scuola About Laura Munaro Graduated with a Master

    degree in Education from the University of Bologna Secondary School Qualified Teacher Status (Philosophy, Psychology and Education) from the University of Bologna DITALS II – Qualified status to teach Italian as a L2 from the University for Foreigners of Siena - International University Graduated with a Master degree in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Bologna Over 12 years experience in education Over 7 years experience in an IB world school and immersion education IB site visitor and workshop leader Currently Grade 1-3 teacher and PYP Coordinator at La Scuola International School, San Francisco. 3
  3. © La Scuola Video https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=J3AN6D-sli0 What does it mean?

    It means that in the words of the educationalist, Sir Ken Robinson, we need to change the paradigm of education by moving away from a production line mentality. 5
  4. © La Scuola The IB Mission The International Baccalaureate aims

    to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 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. 6
  5. © La Scuola About the IB 7 1997 Students’ age

    range: 3-11 y.o. 2006 Students’ age range: 16 – 19 y.o. 1994 Students’ age range: 10-16 y.o. 1968 Students’ age range: 16-19 y.o.
  6. © La Scuola An IB education •  Centers on learning

    that is holistic in nature - it is concerned with the whole person. •  Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning through inquiring, acting and reflecting •  Works within global contexts creating learning communities in which students can increase their understanding of language and culture, helping them to become more globally engaged. •  Explores significant content that is broad and balanced , conceptual and connected. 8
  7. © La Scuola Why IB? IB learners strive to become

    inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open- minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success. 9
  8. © La Scuola Why IB? 10 Acceptance Rates: Graduates of

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Program have a higher university and college acceptance rates than other applicants and have increased opportunities of being granted scholarships and grant opportunities.
  9. © La Scuola 11! The PYP is designed for students

    aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry. What is the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)?
  10. © La Scuola 12! • Addresses students’ academic, social and

    emotional well-being • Encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning • Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world around them and their place in it. • Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish. The IB Primary Years Programme
  11. © La Scuola Connections between IB and Reggio Emilia • 

    Both emphasize the importance of inquiry and starting with the interest of the child. •  They acknowledge the importance of the holistic approach to education. •  They both have their roots in the constructivist theory of education. •  Central to the IB and Reggio Emilia philosophy is the importance of reflecting to extend ones own learning. •  Both the IB and Reggio Emilia philosophy begin by stimulating and provoking the learner to explore more about something through provocations. •  The teacher is seen as collaborator or facilitator of the learning in their class. Research and questioning are important skills in consolidating knowledge. 13
  12. © La Scuola 14! •  The PYP presents schools with

    a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education. •  It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for fulfilling and successful lives. •  Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and academically challenging primary years curriculum for international education. The curriculum
  13. © La Scuola TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES Who we are Where are

    we in place and time How we organize ourselves How the world works How we express ourselves Sharing the planet Communication Social Self-management Research Thinking TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS Program of Inquiry - Conceptual understanding Caring Knowledgeable Open-Minded Inquirer Communicator Thinker Reflective Risk-Taker/ Courageous Balanced FORM – What is it like? FUNCTION – How does it work? CHANGE – how is it changing? REFLECTION – How do we know? CONNECTION – How connected to others? PERSPECTIVE – What are the POV’s RESPONSIBILTY – What is ours? Appreciation Confidence Commitment Empathy Independence Respect Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Enthusiasm Integrity Tolerance Primary years curriculum framework 15 What Behaviors do we show? What will we understand? What kind of person are we aiming to become? How will we learn? What skills help us to learn What can we learn about?
  14. © La Scuola 17! The PYP is organized according to:

    •  The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn •  The taught curriculum, which sets out how educators teach the PYP •  The assessed curriculum, which details the principles and practice of effective assessment in the PYP
  15. © La Scuola 18! The written curriculum The written curriculum

    is made up of five essential elements and details what students will learn. The five essential elements of the PYP are: •  Knowledge •  Concepts •  Skills •  Attitudes •  Action
  16. © La Scuola 19! The taught curriculum At the heart

    of the curriculum is the learner constructing meaning
  17. © La Scuola 20! Assessment is integral to planning, teaching

    and learning, and needs to be varied and purposeful The assessed curriculum
  18. © La Scuola What does inquiry learning look like? 21

    •  It is based on the students’ prior experience. •  It is collaborative •  Focuses on the development of skills •  Is hands on through educational visits •  Uses artifacts and visitors to interest the learner •  Encourages the students to ask questions •  Assesses what the children know before, during and after the inquiry
  19. © La Scuola What does inquiry learning look like? 22

    Clocks and calendars were invented long ago to organize and understand the world.
  20. © La Scuola Primary Years Program (PYP) The program focuses

    the development of the whole child as an ‘inquirer’, both in the classroom and in the world outside. 26 Guided by 6 trans-disciplinary themes of global significance! 1.  Who we are?! 2.  Where we are in place and time?! 3.  How we express ourselves?! 4.  How the world works?! 5.  How we organize ourselves?! 6.  Sharing the planet ?! ! Explored using knowledge and skills derived from 6 subject areas !
  21. © La Scuola 30 While working on their own Communities

    stories, the students inquired also about grammar: "Why do we use the period?" Teacher "To take a breath. Well, if there was no 'punto' you would be breathless after a while. When you read something, you need to take a breath." - Leo "It’s the end of a sentence. When you finish to talk about something you put a period. And then you start writing about something else." - Elliot
  22. © La Scuola 31 Inquiring into natural communities and building

    our community garden "We can do things together e we can have many things if we are a community” – Ale " A community is when you work together and you do things faster” - Luca
  23. © La Scuola 32 “One shape is round and one

    shape has points.” - Sophie “This shape has no sides. This shape has four sides. This shape is a continuous curve. This shape has sides that bend”- Jasper
  24. © La Scuola 33 If you had a wall to

    paint on which story you'd like to tell?