a place to weave, unravel, and re-weave PYP threads into fabrics of communication with a choice of threads, colors, patterns, and textures

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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


sabasweb has added a photo to the pool:


Techmate's blog's snips


sabasweb has added a photo to the pool:


Techmate's blog's snips


sabasweb has added a photo to the pool:


Techmate's blog's snips



sabasweb has added a photo to the pool:




sabasweb has added a photo to the pool:



Latest Activity

Mariya Henderson joined Leanne Windsor's group


A group for PYP Librarians and like-minded others to share and collaborate.
13 hours ago
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21 hours ago
Profile IconTom J and Madhavi Dutt joined PYP threads
Kathy Epps shared Madhavi Dutt's discussion on Twitter

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

Work in Italy!

The Bilingual School of Milan has an opening for a Middle School English/Humanities teacher to teach content-based English via Units of Inquiry such as digital citizenship, revolutions through social media, climate change, biodiversity, migration. Send update CV and letter of educational philosophy to Director at d.jones@beschool.eu.

Posted by Day Jones on March 22, 2015 at 11:27am

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 — 3 Comments



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. Last reply by Julia Nov 21.

PYP & Columbia Teachers College Readers Writers Workshop

Our school is a Columbia Teachers College Readers Writers Workshop school and PYP. Many think this could be a conflict of interest. Please click below to read my thoughts and I'd love to hear yours!Thanks,Chris…Continue

Started by Christopher frost in Library Nov 15.

Skype invitation to our PYP Exhibition 1 Reply


Tags: Skype, Exhibition

Started by ABHIMANYU DAS GUPTA in PYP Exhibition. Last reply by ABHIMANYU DAS GUPTA May 28.

United Classrooms & Kidblog 25 Replies

Anyone interested in connecting with my fourth graders in Tokyo via United Classrooms or Kidblog?Continue

Started by Bart Miller in Technology. Last reply by Chhavi Jain Apr 23.

Global connection wanted

We are a PYP school in Kiev Ukraine looking for schools who are interested in exchanges with like schools via video conferencing on Google Hangouts. One idea we have is to share data our students have gathered that has a local connection with a…Continue

Tags: connection, Global

Started by Michael Palmer in Connections Apr 16.

Lost! A provocation

Here's what happened in our Grade 1 classes last month...Lost! A provocationContinue

Tags: provocation, unit, of, inquiry, years

Started by Troy Waller in Units of Inquiry Apr 13.






Sharing PYP Practice

Sharing examples of what PYP implementation looks like in IB World schools


Global Engage

Welcome to the Global Engage website, which supports members of the IB community and others, and particularly teachers, in engaging with our global world.

Opening Classroom Doors: IB Teaching and Learning in Action



IBtv has been set up to show and share positive stories from the IB community.

Online Curriculum Center International Baccalaureate

DSI: The IB’s Digital Space Initiative

IB Blogs link to this page

The IBO is on Twitter as iborganization and is saving bookmarks at Delicious, and on Facebook.

IB online: The IB online media team blog

Group Blogs

Who's blogging together about their PYP Classrooms?

If you are part of a group blog, and would like to have it listed here, send a message to me through the ning

Photo Credits:

The logo and header photo for this ning was created from
cc licensed flickr photo shared by joelogon

The default member photo was created from
cc licensed flickr photo shared by Namona (ma che fine ha fatto?) Buon Nataleeeee


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