This article describes the effectiveness of using the game Minecraft in a unit of inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme: How we organize ourselves.
This article shares how a PYP school explored Grade 5 students choosing their own transdisciplinary theme for the exhibition.
This article illustrates how fifth grade students approached the PYP exhibition under the transdisciplinary theme Sharing the planet and commenced a campaign called F.O.O.D. (Food Out Of Dustbin) to address a global hunger issue.
The author of this article shows how a central idea was rewritten to become more transdisciplinary in nature.
You have lessons to organize, a staff meeting to plan for, that great book to finish as well as sign up to the gym class you’ve been meaning to get to. The line between work and home life can become a little blurred at times. Where do teachers find the time while keeping everything under […]
This article is available in Spanish and English. A PYP teacher and coordinator illustrates how digital learning portfolios are used in their school: by collecting evidence of how each learner is developing conceptual understandings, skills, attitudes and a desire to act, along with the acquisition of knowledge.
This is the last of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum. The first part explains how a flexible schedule might look like in a school.
This is the first of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum.
This is the first of a two-part article about integrating technology into the curriculum. As EdTech specialists, our role within the PYP is to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum. In many schools, this means fitting these into weekly scheduled lab sessions and this can be frustrating. The students often do not finish projects during […]
The PYP Coordinator’s notes: May 2015 are now available in English, French and Spanish and accessible from the PYP E-library>Programme coordination publications on the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC).
This article is available in English and Arabic. As teachers: what we are doing to ensure that student-centered classrooms, where students are independent and empowered to make choices in their learning experiences, is happening in our classrooms? How can we engage the students in the planning of the units?
A school has created a video to illustrate how the school collaborated to develop the Grade 2 unit of inquiry on Weather.
This interview was conducted with Samantha (Sam) Cook, recipient of the 2015 Jeff Thompson Award* for her study entitled Perceptions of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme teachers on factors influencing their development as PYP educators (the executive summary is available here ). This study was completed as part of a dissertation for her graduate studies […]
What happens when teachers stay “neutral” during units of inquiry?
Judith Fabian was at the heart of the IB programmes long before becoming the Chief Academic Officer. After a history of teaching and implementing the IB programmes in international schools around the globe, and 10 years of spearheading their development at the IB, she has recently left the organization. She took the time to speak to […]