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Daniela Kemeny is a year 6 teacher and PYP Coordinator at SEK International School – El Castillo, Spain

Digital learning portfolios

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.

Kimberly House is the Educational Technology Specialist for the Primary School at the Bavarian International School

Flexible scheduling for EdTech (Part 1)

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 […]

Ali Ezzeddine, PYP Coordinator, SEK International School Qatar, Doha

Do you hear their voice?

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?

Samantha Cook

Jeff Thompson Award recipient: Samantha Cook

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 […]

Judith Fabian

A Notable Decade: Interview with Judith Fabian, former Chief Academic Officer

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 […]