a place to weave, unravel, and re-weave PYP threads into fabrics of communication with a choice of threads, colors, patterns, and textures
A list of PYP Threads Members' blogs, wikis, web pages can be found at this link.
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 Librarian, Talkabout Primary Languages (which is now a wiki, not a ning), Art Education 2.0, K12 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.
My name is Kiran and I am from Hyderabad city International School. Our Grade 5 students are just starting the Exhibition. We start doing the exhibition in 'Sharing The Planet' unit and the students had to come up with an issue that children face around the world. It would be great if any other schools would like to connect with us so the kids could exchange experiences, advice, thoughts & ideas. If anyone is interested please let me know. We are very keen to connect…Continue
Hi everyone,I'm teaching Year 3 (grade 2) and am looking for a provocation for the TD Theme of How the World Works.The central idea is: Forces help us move and make things work.Key concepts: Form, Function, CausationI'm gathered lots of experiments,…Continue
Central Idea: Global exploration has significant, lasting effects on people and cultures. This is a grade 5 unit focusing mostly on the Age of Exploration (Columbus, Cartier, De La Salle) and other historic explorers (Shackleton, Lewis & Clark)…Continue
We are on the way of designing the Art curriculum for the school referring the IB Art scope and sequences.I just wanted some help to get the right balance within the art curriculum.Can someone help me with the websites and reading ?Regards,ShilpaContinue
Hi everyone!I recently read the book, "Understanding by Design" by Grant P. Wiggins and Jay McTighe. I have heard that the backward design framework is quite compatible with the PYP. However, I'm slightly confused about how they fit…Continue
My grade 3 class in Candada is looking to connect with another class around the same age to inquire into their quality of life. We will be starting this next unit of Inquiry right away, and the summative assessment task will be to do something…Continue