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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Introduction to the
Primary Years Program
Terry Spears, PYP Coordinator
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.
Programme of Inquiry (POI)The Programme of Inquiry is a framework, organized into transdisciplinary themes, which provides a balanced, integrated school-wide experience.
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?
“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 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
food, festivals, famous people, fashion, and flags. This perspective is just the tip of the iceberg.
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
Who We Are
Where We Are in Place
How We Express
How the World Works
How We Organize
Sharing the Planet
Language Math Arts
Science and Tech.
Pers. Soc. And Phys. Ed.
The Written Curriculum
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