By Jennifer Towers It can be daunting to hear that you will soon be required to use a new information system in the course of your work. But a group of teachers in Vancouver spotted an opportunity. We had a common goal: to change the way we reported on the performance of our Middle Years […]
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This article illustrates the impact of lifestyle choices on human body systems, health and survival through an inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme of “who we are”.
Topics surrounding human rights and equality can be thorny, but educators can use societal issues to create meaningful dialogue with students and enhance learning. PYP teachers Kirsten Fournier, Kerri Irwin and Vivien Rosa-Vaccarelli tell us more.
By James Smith and Adrian Gan The approaches to learning (ATL) framework is a vital part of IB programmes — it gives them a common language to describe the core capabilities that students should develop, and challenges us to find coherent, rigorous ways to build students’ skills from Year 1 – 13. Yet it is also an […]
This article summarizes how reflections help learners choose how they want to act. It shares a real-time example and utilizes an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the PYP and how implementing it ties together all the elements!
This article explores one school’s journey to ensure the approaches to learning, an element of the PYP, are planned for in order to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of their programme.
This article shares the practice of using two kinds of iPad Apps to support writing in Chinese for year one students.
In this article you will read how first graders explore the transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’ and learn to compare and contrast cultures from around the world.
This article provides examples of modeling for years 2 and 5, developing and assessing approaches to learning in both stand alone and integrated inquiries in a Mandarin classroom.
The author of this article shows how a central idea was rewritten to become more transdisciplinary in nature.
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.