This article is a resource guide for those new to the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The IB offers many resources and tools to support prospective, candidate and authorized PYP schools. This is part two of the PYP resource series for new schools.
How has the IB supported schools, teachers, parents and caregivers during the world pandemic (Covid-19)?
The IB understands that the situation for many remains difficult and wishes to offer our empathy and support during this time. As a result, the IB has created online resources for educators, students and parents to aid remote learning and teaching if required through the pandemic. Please see a few of the featured tools below and for the full list of resources, click here.
IB online learning guide: This guide assists schools and educators with teaching strategies, communication rules, devices, solutions, and policies supporting online or blended learning in the school community. Click to view this resource.
Personal inquiries in the PYP: Prompts and examples for teachers who wish to use with students to maintain continuity of learning. Click to view this resource.
PYP requirement flexibility: The first of two resources created to address schools’ concerns in meeting programme requirements in the coming year. Click to view this resource.
PYP programme development plan: continuity of learning: The second of two resources created to address schools’ concerns in meeting programme requirements in the coming year. Click to view this resource.
PYPX2021: Share and celebrate the power of learning through the PYP digital exhibition. To find out how your school can participate, click here.
Wellbeing related podcasts: Hear from community voices and experts on key topics relating to the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, how they are coping with the challenge of remote learning, and much more. Click to listen to this resource.
Does the IB offer professional development (PD) opportunities for new and non-IB educators?
Yes, the IB professional development (PD) workshops are designed to engage educators and leaders in rich learning experiences and challenging ideas about the IB’s mission. There are various delivery options to better accomodate the diverse needs of both educators and schools, providing them further flexibility and broader access. To learn more about the IB PD opportunities, click here.
To review and register for an upcoming IB Virtual PYP workshop, click here.
If I have questions that have not been addressed here, where should I get more information?
If additional information is needed beyond what is providing in this article, please see review the additional resources below:
PYP: From principles into practice frequently asked questions (FAQs). Click to view this resource.
Email the PYP team: firstname.lastname@example.org
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