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Welcome!. Introduction to the Primary Years Program Created by Terry Spears, PYP Coordinator Carlisle School. Introduction to the PYP. Central Idea of this presentation:

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welcome

Welcome!

Introduction to the

Primary Years Program

Created by

Terry Spears, PYP Coordinator

Carlisle School

introduction to the pyp
Introduction to the PYP

Central Idea of this presentation:

The PYP is an all inclusive international curriculum framework that involves learners ages 3-12 in their own construction of meaning through collaborative planning, purposeful inquiry, and authentic assessment.

the transdisciplinary themes of pyp are the conceptual organizers that guide curriculum design
The transdisciplinary themes of PYP are the conceptual organizers that guide curriculum design.
  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet
  • How the world works
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Programme of Inquiry (POI)The Programme of Inquiry is a framework, organized into transdisciplinary themes, which provides a balanced, integrated school-wide experience.

  • Snapshot of a vertically and horizontally aligned curriculum
  • Gives a focused, purposeful approach to student learning (avoids repetition of topics and irrelevant material)
  • Displayed in a significant location for all to see
what is inquiry learning
As learners, we all use previous experiences to help us face new challenges.

Inquiry is the process by which a learner uses their background knowledge to approach new situations, and asks questions to find out more.

What is Inquiry Learning?
pyp and assessment
PYP and Assessment

“Assessment is the gathering and analysis of information about student performance. It identifies what students know, understand, can do and feel at different stages in the learning process.”

PYP Assessment Handbook, January 2001

assessment
Assessment

Assessment is the process of gathering information about student learning.

Strategies include: observations, performance assessments, project based assessments, and open-ended tasks.

Assessment tools used in conjunction with the strategies: rubrics, exemplars, check-lists, anecdotal records, and continuums

student involved assessment
Student Involved Assessment

Students:

  • Set goals
  • Make learning decisions related to their own improvement
  • Know what quality work looks like
  • Self-assess
  • Communicate their own strengths and needs based on goals
international mindedness in the pyp goes beyond
International-Mindedness in the PYPgoes beyond…

food, festivals, famous people, fashion, and flags. This perspective is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Caring

Thinker

Risk-Taker

Knowledgeable

Open-Minded

Inquirer

Balanced

Communicator

Principled

Reflective

Learner Profile

International School: culture, climate, students example of adults, curriculum, resources, staffing, language, special needs, reflection,extension

Curriculum: Everything for which the school takes responsibility

Learners Constructing Meaning

Concepts

Form

Function

Causation

Change

Connection

Perspective

Responsibility

Reflection

Knowledge

Who We Are

Where We Are in Place

and Time

How We Express

Ourselves

How the World Works

How We Organize

Ourselves

Sharing the Planet

Subject disciplines

Language Math Arts

Social Studies

Science and Tech.

Pers. Soc. And Phys. Ed.

Assessment

by

Self

Peers

Teachers

Formative

Summative

Formal

Informal

Public

Criteria

Transdisciplinary

Skills

Social

Communication

Research

Thinking

Self-

Management

Attitudes

Appreciation

Commitment

Confidence

Co-operation

Creativity

Curiosity

Empathy

Enthusiasm

Independence

Integrity

Respect

Tolerance

Action

Choose

Act

Reflect

Effective

Teaching

Practices

Inquiry

Constructivism

Collaborative

Planning

Collaborative

Reflection

The Written Curriculum

Taught Curr.

Assessed Curr.

why we chose to implement pyp in our school
Why We Chose to Implement PYP in our School
  • Through the Learner Profiles and the Attitudes, the PYP Program nurtures the
  • the development of the whole child-intellectually, socially, and physically.
  • The Primary Years Program encourages international-mindedness in
  • our students.
  • PYP students become life-long learners as the program actively engages
  • students in inquiries and develops their awareness of the process through
  • reflection
  • The program reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond and through
  • traditional subjects with meaningful in-depth inquiries into the human condition.
  • The Primary Years Program lays the foundation for a continuum of excellence in
  • education for our students grades preschool 3 –through 12th grade in our IB World
  • School
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For further inquiries visit www.ibo.org

or contact Terry Spears at

tspears@carlisleschool.org