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Kathy Epps commented on Noor Sh's blog post Who We Are throughout the year
"There is some flexibility for 3-5 year olds.  Look in Making the PYP Happen.  On page 32, it says:  "Six units of inquiry—one for each transdisciplinary theme—should be addressed each year, except in the case of…"
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Who We Are throughout the year

I have been a pyp teacher for 5 years now and in my school we have explored Who We Are for only 5 weeks or so... I've read somewhere that some schools have students explore that theme for a whole year with other units... Is it possible? I have read that it has to be this way in making pyp happen.. I would like to do that with my first graders but I don't know how to plan it for a whole year.. can you give me some tips?See More
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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.

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Who We Are throughout the year

I have been a pyp teacher for 5 years now and in my school we have explored Who We Are for only 5 weeks or so... I've read somewhere that some schools have students explore that theme for a whole year with other units... Is it possible? I have read that it has to be this way in making pyp happen.. I would like to do that with my first graders but I don't know how to plan it for a whole year.. can you give me some tips?

Posted by Noor Sh on April 20, 2014 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

PYP Exhibition

Hello all the PYPians,

My Grade 6 students from The Aga Khan Academy,Hyderabad are very curious and inquiring deep into their exhibition topics.Just get a sneak peek at their ongoing process .

http://akah62014.blogspot.in

Cheers!

Posted by Mubeen Safura on March 23, 2014 at 4:02pm

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Electronic Portfolios 6 Replies

Hi everyone,Happy new year! I am the coordinator of the Specialists at our school and we had a conversation this morning about elctronic portfolios and were wondering what other schools do and how they make them work.We wondered of there is specific…Continue

Started by Lucy Elliott in Assessment. Last reply by Lisa on Saturday.

Assessment and Conceptual Understanding 5 Replies

Hi all, I have been teaching in PYP schools for 12 years now and I still struggle with the assessment of conceptual understanding. I would appreciate any discussion,links, references, samples of assessment from you or your schools. Thank you. Continue

Tags: understanding, conceptual, assessment

Started by Cristina Milos in Library. Last reply by Christopher frost Mar 22.

Displaying central ideas - should we do it? 84 Replies

Hi Everyone The 'elephant' in the roomThis subject has been niggling at me for quite some time. I think it's fair to say that there is an assumption in most PYP schools that we should have the central idea on display in our classrooms. I for one…Continue

Tags: central, ideas, christopher, pyp, frost

Started by Christopher frost in Units of Inquiry. Last reply by Christopher frost Mar 18.

LOOKING FOR PEN FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD

Hi everyone,Our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students are looking for pen friends around the world. We want them to meet with different cultures and improve their English skills which they study as foreign language. Also it is a great chance to make…Continue

Tags: mindedness, international

Started by Mehtap Aslanboga in Units of Inquiry Mar 7.

Reviewing your Programme of Inquiry 3 Replies

Hello everyone,We have been authorized and are now in the 3 school year of implementing the PYP programme at our school. It is our goal to have a full review of the Programme Inquiry and I'm stuck as to how to best do that as it is our first time. I…Continue

Tags: review, POI, School

Started by Huong Maria Tran in Units of Inquiry. Last reply by Huong Maria Tran Mar 3.

Weekly Collaborative Planning 1 Reply

Our PYP team is struggling with weekly collaborating. Our before-the-unit starts, big idea planning always goes great. But because of a voiced fear of "cookie cutter" classrooms, which none of us wants, we have almost gone to the other extreme where…Continue

Started by Catherine in Units of Inquiry. Last reply by Kathy Epps Feb 22.

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