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Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom

Hong Kong, China 10 12 November 2012 Workshop Leaders Andy Birch Andy is the primary ICT coordinator at Hong Kong Academy. He has been teaching for 16 years, with 14 of those in PYP schools from PreK to grade 6. He helped develop the ICT in the PYP document with the IB and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. As well as his educational technology background, he has been involved in the PYP Exhibition nine times, six of those as lead teacher. Annabelle Villamarin Annabelle is currently working as Associate PYP Coordinator at BINUS INTERNATIONAL School in Jakarta Indonesia. She has over 12 years teaching experience in the upper elementary level, 10 years of which is with the PYP. She leads regional and in-school workshops on Making the PYP Happen, Assessment, Inquiry and International-Mindedness.

All participants are requested to bring with them the following: A usb thumb drive to share resources Laptop (please ensure that your school has given you sufficient administrator rights to be able to change your IP/network settings so that you can connect to the local network onsite) bring an power adaptor A personal artefact (This artefact needs to be interesting enough that it will provoke others to ask questions. Please do not show it to your colleagues before the workshop.) Soft or printed copies of The schools mission statement The schools POI A unit planner they are working on or have completed A blank planner Copy of essential agreements (if you have)

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International Baccalaureate Bachillerato Internacional Baccalaurat International

Please note: session topics are subject to change based on needs of the group


Welcome & Introduction by IB Asia Pacific Representative (30 mins) Session 1: Who we are : Internationalism Individual teachers beliefs and experiences related to teaching affect the way they perform.

Session 5: The Assessed Curriculum Assessment is integral to planning, teaching and learning, and needs to be varied and purposeful.

Session 9: Putting it into practice The units of inquiry must illuminate the trans-disciplinary theme under which they are placed. The programme of inquiry and the subject scope and sequences are components of the curriculum, which when used together, define a coherent curriculum.

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Session 2: Internationalism In the PYP, the schools curriculum includes all those student activities, academic and nonacademic, for which the school takes responsibility, since they all have an impact on student learning. Internationalmindedness is encompassed in the IB Learner Profile. It is further developed by practices under PYP standards.

Morning Break
Session 6: How best will we learn? The Taught Curriculum What does PYP inquiry look like? Teaching and learning takes place when a range and balance of teaching strategies are selected appropriately to meet particular learning needs. Session 10: Making it happen in the school Responsibility for learning is shared within a learning community through collaborative and reflective planning. The IBPYP perspective on the role of a teacher

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Session 3: The curriculum model At the heart of the curriculum cycle is the learner constructing meaning. The five essential elements resonate throughout the entire curriculum: Concepts and Knowledge

Session 7: The Taught Curriculum (continued) Connecting the written curriculum to classroom practice How do I need to change and what it means for me Use of Questioning Session 11: Personal Action Following your own inquiries Developing an action plan Exploring

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Afternoon Break

3:00 4:30

Session 4: What do we want to know? The Written Curriculum The five essential elements resonate throughout the entire curriculum: Skills, Attitudes and Action. The PYP curriculum is concept-driven and transdisciplinary.

Session 8: Putting it into practice Reflective practice impacts on teaching and learning. What does a PYP classroom look like? Developing a good central idea: Developing a unit of inquiry

Session 12 (ends at 4:00): Reflection There is a range of IB professional development available to support the implementation of the PYP. Sharing what we have learned Workshop evaluation


End of the Day

* An official "IB Certificate of Attendance" is awarded to participants who have attended all sessions of a workshop. Please ensure that travel arrangements do not preclude candidacy for a certificate.

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