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What should we truly be assessing in PE?

This article touches on student development in physical education. Over the past several years, I have continuously reflected upon the way I teach and assess in PE. It has always been a long term goal of mine to create a more effective way to better assess the enduring concepts, the PYP attitudes and the IB [...]

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Come to our conference session!

Educating for life, starting with the early years Some members of the PYP development team are attending this year’s IBAP regional conference in Macao and will be delivering an interactive session that will examine how IB educators might collectively form a powerful professional community of practice around the importance of learning through play in the [...]

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Curriculum Connections

The author describes the steps their school took to combine the Common Core with the PYP curriculum requirements. How many of us have gone through a curriculum mapping process that was challenging and daunting? Well, add to that the integration of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into the Primary Years Programme. In our school, as [...]

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Keep playing

The author explains the importance of play for learners in higher age groups. There is something so satisfying about watching kids play. As my 5th graders near the end of their elementary years, I wanted them to leave with a sense of play. Actually, the conversation started with a colleague who teaches kindergarten. We were [...]

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Report on the consultation feedback

New curriculum development report From February to May 2014, IB PYP educators were invited to comment on a consultation paper which outlined key themes being explored as part of the review of the PYP. A consultation feedback report which summarizes the main messages emerging from this consultation period is now available in the OCC in English, [...]

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