Tag Archives | Unit of inquiry

David Carpenter

Grade 2 unit on Weather

The goal in creating this video about the Grade 2 Weather unit of inquiry is to inform the parents and the great community of the Washington International School Primary Division as to how a PYP unit of inquiry is collaboratively developed. It was also aimed to further understanding of how our combined library and instructional […]

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Taryn BondClegg

The power of teacher neutrality

Be neutral about the answer but still help to guide the learning: Being neutral does not mean doing nothing. The teacher has the very important role of figuring out how to help the students arrive at the answer. For younger students, that could mean planning an experiment, suggesting to go ask “experts” in the school […]

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Vandana Parashar, PYP Coordinator at Pathways School, Noida, India

Creating for understanding

This blog post talks about exploring different forms of technology as part of the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves. During a unit under the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves, we explored how technology can be a modern language of human expression. We began working around the tool or app of the day to […]

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Kate Bowen, the Early Years Coordinator at KIS International School, Bangkok

Student-led conferences in the Early Years

An Early Years teacher explains the process of student-led conferences she uses in her classroom. “Making the PYP happen (2009) describes on page 52 the role of the student in student-led conferences as being ‘responsible for leading the conference and also taking responsibility for their learning by sharing the process with their parents’. In our […]

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Vandana Parashar, PYP Coordinator at Pathways School, Noida, India

Unit of inquiry: Economic activities

Giving students the opportunity to participate in deciding and designing their assessment tools, and finally reviewing their learning through peer editing and feedback were the highlights of this unit on economic activities under the transdisciplinary theme How we organise ourselves. ‘Assessment’ in PYP is aimed at knowing the child better; understanding his/her areas of interest and […]

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