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PYP Threads Elsewhere on the Web

A list of PYP Threads Members' blogs, wikis, web pages can be found at this link.

Recent photos added to the "Illustrating the PYP" group on Flickr.com

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Latest Activity

Jessica Gutierrez replied to Lesley Anne Tetiker's discussion A fellow IB colleague asked us, and I am putting their question out: in the group Early Years
"Thanks everyone for your ideas! We start the unit in April so if any more thoughts come up please share!"
Jessica Gutierrez joined Anne van Dam's group

Early Years

The group exchanges ideas about their work alongside the youngest students in IB PYP schools. Educators discuss how they support children's investigations and how they set up environments that allow for genuine inquiry.
Profile IconJessica Gutierrez, Sarah Browne and David Chapman joined PYP threads
Profile IconSue Youens and Archana Tamhankar joined PYP threads

How to find your way around this ning

Here's a guide to the links at the top of this page:

There are several tabs at the top of this page linking to IB resources:  "Sharing PYP practice".  Clicking there will take you to a blog from the IB PYP office intended for "Sharing examples of what PYP implementation looks like in IB World schools" Visit this new initiative from the PYP, leave a comment, and subscribe to the RSS feed. The "Primary Years Program" tab takes you to a blog from the IB PYP Development team; and the "IBO in Practice" tab takes you to online issues of a newsletter from the IB for educators. The "IB Global Engage" tab opens an IB webpage "which supports members of the IB community, and particularly teachers, in engaging with our global world."

When you click the Photos tab, you'll go to the Photos page for this ning. Hover your mouse over the Photos tab, and you'll see a link to a group on Flickr called "Illustrating the PYP". You're invited to join the group there, and post your photos.There's also a link to the Visible Thinking Group on Flickr, and to the Librarian Edge page on Flickr.

Hover your mouse over the Nings tab; you'll see links to other nings of interest to PYP people: the PYP Group on the Flat Classrooms ning, (started by Leigh Newton),  Library 2.0, and Teacher LibrarianTalkabout Primary Languages (which is now a wiki, not a ning), Art Education 2.0K12 Online Conference, and Classroom 2.0 (a huge education ning, with more than 50,000 members, and 660 Groups!)

Hover your mouse over the Netvibes tab; you'll see a link to our PYP Threads Netvibes page of PYP Threads members' schools' websites.

The Diigo Group tab takes you to our home page at the social bookmark site Diigo.

The PYP Threads Daily tab is visible to members only. When you click on the tab, a new web page will open, and you'll see a newspaper-style page which organizes links shared on Twitter by PYP Threads members into an easy to read newspaper-style format. 

In the left side bar, you'll find the RSS feed from our Diigo bookmarks page, a links lists of blogs and photo groups of PYP Threads people (let me know if you have a blog, photo gallery, video site, start page, etc., that you'd like linked here), and a feed of the Tweets of PYP folks who have listed Twitter accounts in their Profile Information. You can see the full page at Twitter.

Blog Posts

PYP evaluation

For the first time, I am at a school where I led the school,through a successful PYP verification visit. We are now, 3 years later due our Evaluation visit. I would like to hear from people who have been at the same school and been through a verification visit and an evaluation. What did you learn? What journey did you go on! And how have things changed for you?

Posted by Lisa on February 16, 2015 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

A photo a day for a year

I've just completed my 6th year of taking a photo a day, and posting it on a Flickr group with other folks doing the same.  At the end of each year, I've gathered the pictures into a book, and published it on Blurb.  Here's the 2014 preview:…


Posted by Kathy Epps on January 24, 2015 at 6:30pm


ICT-stand alone planner

HI      I am a ICT facillitator in a IB canditate school.I have a doubt about " ICT  to be integrated with UOI or I have to follow  scope and sequence  for ICT. Which is required for IB PYP school. And very soon we have verification visit from IB.…Continue

Started by selvambiga in Technology Feb 13.

Encouraging creative instincts

What can we as educators do to develop the creative instincts in children. What creative tasks can be done in classroom in language arts, math and inquiry especially for children of age 6-8.This video made me think…Continue

Started by Shraddha Pandey in Units of Inquiry Feb 11.

English integration 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I wish all of you a happy and blessed new year!!!Can anyone suggest me how English can be integrated thru'out all inquiries or is it enough to integrate whereever or whenever possible? Your inputs will be highly appreciated.Thanks,…Continue

Started by Pavitha Paul in Language. Last reply by Pavitha Paul Jan 1.

PYP teachers in Italy

The Bilingual European School in Milan has openings for experienced PYP teachers from August. Send updated CV and letter of presentation to jobs@beschool.eu.

Started by Day Jones in Inquiry Dec 23, 2014.

Science websites

Hello everyone,Just would like to ask any science websites you use in your classroom?We're using brainpop and brainpopjr as of the moment.Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.Thanks!Continue

Started by Jabbie Rosario in Units of Inquiry Dec 17, 2014.

ICT - Stand Alone Planners?? 8 Replies

Hi Everyone...I had a doubt regarding the ICT planners.As ICT is not a standalone and is used to support inquiry and as an assessment tool. The assessment is judged on the quality of the task including the 6 skills- investigate, create, communicate,…Continue

Started by Purva Holkar in Technology. Last reply by Michael Rice Nov 24, 2014.






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