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Design thinking for school leaders to drive change

This article shares a process of how PYP school administrators and their change team used design thinking to adapt the primary school’s curriculum to stakeholder needs – including students, parents and teachers. The outcome of using this methodology included significant changes to both school culture and curriculum. Driving school change during PYP candidacy is a […]

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Rachel Echelbarger (left) and Kendal Reilly, Suzhou Singapore International School, China

The Art of Collaboration

This article shares how the Arts can spark passion and prepare students for the PYP exhibition when teachers and students collaborate.  As a Visual Arts Team, we started the year by reflecting on how to better enable our Grade 5 students for the PYP exhibition in Art classes. We decided to start the year with a […]

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Anthony Hamblin, PYP coordinator, Stonehill International School, India

The Learner

Since the release of “PYP: From principles into practice”, IB World Schools around the world have been engaging with the content and planning for implementation. Four schools at different stages of their IB journey will share their approach to understanding and implementing the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) enhancements in their own context. Here is […]

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Tracy King-Holmes, IB Coordinator, Burgess-Peterson Academy, USA

The Evolution of Writing Unit Planners from a Newly Authorized School Perspective

Since the release of “PYP: From principles into practice”, IB World Schools around the world have been engaging with the content and planning for implementation. Four schools at different stages of their IB journey are sharing their approach to understanding and implementing the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) enhancements in their own context. Here is […]

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