a place to weave, unravel, and re-weave PYP threads into fabrics of communication with a choice of threads, colors, patterns, and textures
PYP Threads is closing
In a letter this week, we were informed that the cost of keeping our ning online will more than double, as Ning,com will be raising their rates on October 1st, 2016
We launched the PYP Threads ning in 2008, as a platform on which PYP teachers and administrators could continuing the learning and sharing which began at a PYP workshop in Geneva. I anticipated that the service would live for a couple of years, but had no idea that 8 years later, there would be more than 4000 members!
I sense that times have changed; the PYP conversation has moved on to other social media sites. Perhaps you already follow discussions on Twitter with #ibpyp and #pypchat, (or with the #pypchat Paper.li), or https://www.facebook.com/pyplibrary.
So, sadly, the decision has been made that PYP Threads will go dark on 01 June 2017. If you have any material on PYP Threads that you would like to download, you have only until 31 May 2017 to do so.
This ning has seen a a lot of conversation, support and sharing among PYP folk. Thank you all.
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.
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 80,000 members, and 1202 Groups!)
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