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 […]
Equipping parents, grandparents, teachers and child care providers with practical ideas for nurturing children’s curiosity and critical thinking beyond the classroom, Did You Ever Wonder? is a must-have for anyone who has a hand in raising curious children.
Polly Peters, co-author of “Ten Tales from Different Cultures”, discusses the process of compiling ten stories from around the world into a collection for PYP readers and the power of stories.
Rafael Angel illustrates the transition students make from PYP to MYP. Rafael is a PYP, MYP and DP teacher at Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai, India.
Vandana Parashar, a PYP educator at Pathways School, Noida, India talks about exploring different forms of technology as part of the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves.
A PYP coordinator in an international PYP school in Russia describes the experiences of students in engaging with their PYP exhibition.
This article engages teachers to reflect on learning through play.
IB teacher shares the value of engaging students in creating their own assessment tasks.
A PYP teacher shares the multi-sensory approaches to teaching and learning that she uses in her school.