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What is ICT and How Does It Work in the PYP

Mary Helen King Lucy Haddock Freedom 7 Elementary Cocoa Beach, Florida
IBA Regional Conference San Antonio, Texas July 22-24, 2011

Who we are
• • • • Mary Helen King Assistant Principal Freedom 7 Elementary IB Educator

• Lucy Haddock • PYP Coordinator and Gifted Program Teacher • IB Educator

Meet ICT • What does ICT mean to you? • Turn and talk to your neighbor and share your ideas about what this means .

Perspectives • ICT= Information and Communication Technologies Computers Phones Pencils iPad tools Applications skills communicating problem solving inquiry playing creating .

How did we get here? • Curriculum committees of teachers and coordinators • Meet for intense three days • Pre collaboration and planning • Resources… • Guided by IB curriculum leader • Review. revise • Readers . review. revise.

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iste.org • Learning for the 21st centray: A report and Mile Guide for 21st Century Skills .org.becta.uk • ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education http://www.Resources • Becta www.

Through the use of ICT. ICT allows students to make connections and reach a deeper understanding of its relevance and applicability to their everyday lives. learning and assessing. The role of ICT in the PYP pg. organize and be responsible for their own learning and actions. learners develop and apply strategies for critical and creative thinking. and apply new understandings and skills in different contexts. media and learning environments for teaching. make connections. communicate.The role of ICT in the PYP • ICT in the PYP encompasses the use of a wide range of digital tools. ICT provides opportunities for the transformation of teaching and learning and enables students to investigate. create. collaborate. 1 . engage in inquiry.

• Parking lot • Reading on the beach • Wading • Surfing .A day at the beach with ICT • Where are you with ICT in your classroom or school? • Take your notes with you. At the beach….

Debrief • What is happening in your school? • What support systems are in place? • How is planning evident as it relates to ICT? .

communicate.Where are you with ICT? • ICT provides opportunities for the transformation of teaching and learning and enables students to investigate. ICT allows students to make connections and reach a deeper understanding of its relevance and applicability to their everyday lives. create. collaborate. organize and be responsible for their own learning and actions. .

knowledge. teaching and assessing in the PYP. together with the five essential elements of the programme—concepts. .Beliefs and values The learner profile. attitude and action—inform the integration of ICT in planning. skills.

ICT in a transdiciplinary programme • Teachers have a responsibility to help students to make explicit connections between different aspects of their learning. The role of ICT to support inquiry is important as students engage in building understandings that contribute to their success as lifelong learners in a digital age. . Students need opportunities to identify and reflect on significant ideas within the different skills of ICT. the transdisciplinary themes. and other subject areas.

…it should be recognized that the responsibility for learning about and through ICT is shared among all teachers. a single-subject teacher takes responsibility for ICT. It is acknowledged that in many schools. and in so doing contribute to both the broad and specific learning outcomes of a transdisciplinary programme. It is vital that these teachers see themselves primarily as PYP teachers who teach and integrate ICT throughout the curriculum. .

collaborating. .• The following six ICT skills are relevant to all learners: investigating. These skills interact with each other to support the development of learners. creating. Each skill is transdisciplinary and will support learning both within the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry and within the subject areas. organizing and becoming responsible digital citizens. Therefore. teachers should consider these skills when planning for teaching and should look for evidence of them in student learning. communicating.

Inquiry through ICT • Structured. and learning through ICT in the PYP. . purposeful inquiry is the main approach to learning about.

Moving ICT forward • Using the increase/decrease emphasis chart reflect on what you would need to do to move from right to left in an effort to increase the desired practices. • Turn and talk with your neighbor about your thoughts. .

schools may want to consider the development of a policy or an agreement that defines their beliefs and values. the use of ICT.Developing an ICT policy • A PYP school community should collaboratively identify and agree on the need for. as well as operational guidelines in relation to ICT . To this end. and aims of.

How does this work • • • • • • • Conduct self-review Team Technology Mission statement Determine components of our policy Divide and conquer writing policy Revise whole group Present to faculty for review and revisions .

.Freedom 7 Elementary School’s ICT Mission Statement • At Freedom 7 we believe ICT promotes creativity and enhances all aspects of learning. We aim to broaden learning with a variety of tools through multiple pathways for student action and voice We believe through ICT students will develop as life long learners with intercultural understanding and respect. Students and teachers are partners in the learning and use of ICT.

. • Teacher/staff changes • Media Specialist flexible access • Tech specialist teacher • Purposefully plan ICT into the units • Revise and refine as we go.Where do we go from here? • Continue the process with developing the different areas of the policy.

maryhelen@brevardschools.Share • Mary Helen King king.loza@ibo.org .org • Lucy Haddock haddock.lucy@brevardschools.org • Kirsten Loza kirsten.