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Primary Years Programme workshop materials requirements - Category 1

Please review the materials requirements for the PYP category 1 workshops listed below:

 

For more information about the goals & objectives of the workshop categories, please review the IB Global Workshop Architecture


An introduction to the IB standards for administrators new to the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • School mission statement
  • Any relevant school policies
  1. Programme impact and quality assurance agenda:

Current version of the following IB documents:

 


An introduction to the PYP curriculum model

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB programme standard and practices
  • Guide to Authorization PYP, available from http://ibo.org/become/guidance/documents/PYPGuidetoschoolauthorization.pdf
  • A basis for practice
  • The lB Learner Profile booklet
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • What is an IB Education (2012)

 


Making the PYP happen in the classroom

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of inquiry
  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB standards and practices, 2010
  • The learner profile booklet
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (revised), 2012
  • A basis for practice
  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence

 


Primary Years Programme workshop materials requirements - Category 2

Please review the materials requirements for the category 2 workshops listed below:

For more information about the goals & objectives of the workshop categories, please review the IB Global Workshop Architecture

 

The Written Curriculum

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of inquiry
  • Unit of inquiry planners
  • A sample of the school’s scope and sequence documents

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB programme standard and practices, 2010
  • The learner profile booklet
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (revised), 2012 •What is an IB Education (2012)
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence

Collaborative Planning

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of Inquiry
  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • Any policies/agreements/school documents relating to planning

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB programme standard and practices, 2010
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (revised), 2012
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011

Assessment

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school's programme of inquiry.
  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • A copy of your school’s essential agreements on assessment and/or your school’s assessment policy.
  • Samples of recording and reporting processes and procedures from your school
  • A professional resource for assessment that you have found useful
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • Exhibition guidelines
  • IB programme standard and practices, 2010
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (revised), 2012
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry, 2012

Assessment in the early years

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Samples of a programme of inquiry (POI) and unit planners
  • Regional or national curriculum documents if applicable
  • Sample of a preferred assessment tool
  • Sample documentation of children’s learning
  • Sample of a child’s portfolio
  • Sample of a child’s written report
  • Photographs of children learning and/or Student-Led Conferences
  • Sharing PYP practice: http://blogs.ibo.org/sharingpyp/ (This is a resource to which participants may contribute and to which all practitioners should refer frequently for updates)
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP Happen - A Curriculum Framework for International Primary Education
  • Developing a Transdisciplinary POI
  • A Basis for Practice
  • IB Standards and Practices
  • What is an IB Education?
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)

Pedagogical Leadership

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of inquiry and a completed planner
  • The school’s assessment and language policies
  • Copies of recent IB visit reports
  • The school’s action plan and/or strategic plan
  • A resource you have used that has supported you in your leadership role
  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • Sharing PYP practice: http://blogs.ibo.org/sharingpyp/ (This is a resource to which participants may contribute and to which all practitioners should refer frequently for updates)
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • PYP coordinator’s handbook
  • IB standards and practices
  • Learning in a language other than mother tongue in IB programmes
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (revised), 2012

Pedagogical leadership in the early years

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB standards and practices
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)

 

Teaching and learning

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • Samples of differentiated tasks and/or assessments
  • A resource you have used that promotes or supports inquiry-based teaching and learning

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education, 2009
  • IB programme standard and practices, 2010
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence

 

Action

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Examples/evidence of student-initiated action in their schools
  • Related PYP documentation from their schools: (ie mission statement, programme of inquiry, grade level unit of inquiry planners, etc...)

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • The lB Learner Profile booklet
  • IB programme standard and practices
  • Towards a continuum of international education
  • A basis for practice
  • Exhibition guidelines
  • What is an IB Education (2012)

The Exhibition

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents

  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • The PYP exhibition guidelines
  • IB standards and practices, 2010
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • DP academic honesty guidance booklet and ethical practice poster available at http://occ.ibo.org/ibis/occ/spec/malpr.cfm?subject=malpr

 

Programme of inquiry: A strategy to support school’s self assessment

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (2009)
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (revised), 2012
  • The PYP as a model of transdisciplinary learning (2010)
  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence

The following materials need to be brought in hard copy:

  • Your school’s programme of inquiry (x 3 printed copies)

 


Primary Years Programme workshop materials requirements - Category 3

Please review the materials requirements for the category 3 workshops listed below:

For more information about the goals & objectives of the workshop categories, please review the IB Global Workshop Architecture

Teachers as Researchers in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

 

The Role of Language in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of inquiry
  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • The school’s language policy, or language policy related documents (if available)
  • The School’s language scope and sequence documents
  • Any applicable national / state / provincial curriculum standards

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB education?
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • IB standards and practices, 2010
  • Guidelines for developing a language policy
  • Learning in a language other than mother tongue in IB programmes
  • Language and learning in IB programmes
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e

 

Reading and Writing through Inquiry

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB programme standards and practices
  • PYP Language scope and sequence document
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • IB learner profile booklet

The Role of Science and Social Studies in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • The school's programme of inquiry
  • Any professional resources that you might want to share
  • Relevant national / state / provincial curriculum documents

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e
  • Global engagement series available on the PYP WRC under “Cross programme publications”
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • PYP science scope and sequence
  • PYP social studies scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • IB standards and practices

The Role of Mathematics in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of inquiry
  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • Any professional resources you might want to share.
  • Relevant national / state / provincial standards
  • Sharing PYP practice: http://blogs.ibo.org/sharingpyp/ (This is a resource to which participants may contribute and to which all practitioners should refer frequently for updates)

Current version of the following IB documents:

 

The Role of Arts in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • The school’s programme of inquiry
  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • Any professional resources you want to share
  • Any relevant national / state / provincial curriculum standards
  • Arts manipulatives (as requested from the workshop leader in consultation with the regional office)
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • PYP arts scope and sequence
  • IB programme standards and practices
  • Role of arts in the Primary Years Programme

 

The Role of Physical Education in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • The school’s programme of inquiry
  • A resource you have used that promotes or supports inquiry-based teaching and learning in the area of physical education

Current version of the following IB documents:

 

3-5 Year Olds in the PYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB standards and practices
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)

Personal, physical and social education - Wellbeing

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • A completed unit planner on which the participant has collaborated
  • Samples of a programme of inquiry (POI) and unit planners
  • Regional or national curriculum documents if applicable
  • Any professional resources you might want to share

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education, 2009
  • IB programme standards and practices, 2010
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • IB learner profile booklet
  • Role of physical education in the Primary Years Programme

 

Beyond symbolism – Indigenous ways of knowing

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB standards and practices
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)

Concept based learning

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB document:

    • What is an IB Education (2012)
    • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education
    • IB standards and practices
    • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
    • PYP language scope and sequence • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
    • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
    • Any one additional scope and sequence document

Play-based learning

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Samples of a programme of inquiry (POI) and unit planners for the early years
  • Any professional resources you might want to share
  • Any documentation you have used to assess children’s understandings

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB programme standards and practices
  • PYP Language and Mathematics scope and sequence documents
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • IB learner profile booklet
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e

Science throughout the programme of inquiry

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Samples of a program of inquiry (POI), unit planners and daily planning documents and action plans
  • National / state / provincial science curriculum documents if relevant
  • Copy of “Low cost equipment for science and technology education” available from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0010/001023/102321eb.pdf. Prepare and bring any one of these UNESCO experiments for a mini-science show.

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • The Primary Years Programme as a model of transdisciplinary learning
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • PYP science scope and sequence documents
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence documents
  • Any other PYP scope and sequence documents of relevance to participants

Sustainability as international mindedness

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB programme standards and practices
  • PYP science scope and sequence document
  • PYP social studies scope and sequence document
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)
  • IB learner profile booklet
  • The Primary Years Programme as a model for transdisciplinary learning
  • Towards a continuum of international education
  • Other documents that you think may be relevant to you programme (PYP basis for practice, CAS documentation)

Transdisciplinary learning

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • The Primary Years Programme as a model of transdisciplinary learning
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • PYP Language and Mathematics scope and sequence documents
  • PYP Science and Social Studies scope and sequence documents
  • Any other PYP scope and sequence documents of relevance to participant

The learning environment and inquiry

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Articles available online that are included in the final section on copyrighted material
  • A laptop or notebook computer
  • A copy of the school Program of Inquiry
  • A copy of their current school design with some pictures of learning spaces
  • Information to share re: learning environments – alternative fieldtrip experiences broadening understanding within a unit of inquiry, unconventional structures, systems, approaches employed which warrant discussion, interesting spaces used to facilitate better teaching and learning, programs promoting pedagogical shift

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Making the PYP happen: a curriculum framework for international primary education

 

The role of information and communication technology (ICT)

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • A laptop computer configured for wireless internet access
  • A USB flash/travel drive (with at least 1 GB of storage)
  • Access to the most current copy of their school’s program of inquiry and planners for inquiry units (electronic form)
  • Electronic copies of essential agreements and policies related to the implementation of the PYP at their school (assessment policies, collaborative planning agreements, exhibition procedures, etc)
  • Their OCC log-in information
  • Examples of documents and resources participants use to facilitate ICT integration at their school within the context of the PYP (school ICT policy/guidelines, planning templates, computer lab/planning schedules, website links, PYP unit/lesson plans, exemplars of student work, etc).

Current version of the following IB documents:

The role of the coordinator

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Samples of a program of inquiry (POI), unit planners and daily planning documents and action plans
  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011

Current version of the following IB documents:

Inquiry

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Samples of a programme of inquiry (POI) and unit planners
  • Regional or national curriculum documents if applicable

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • PYP planner template on Google Docs, 2011
  • Sample units of inquiry, available on the OCC at: http://ibpublishing.ibo.org/live-exist/rest/app/sui.xql?doc=p_0_pypxx_mon_1309_1_e
  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (2009)
  • IB programme standards and practices (2010)
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)

 

Bilingual and multilingual teaching and learning

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Ten samples of student work. These may be written examples, videos of spoken language, diagnostic testing, reading level charts and/orlanguage profiles. The examples may be from mothertongue, language of instruction or additional language. Please removechildren’s names and any reference to the school name.
  • School’s language policy
  • School timetable
  • School-based and/or national scope and sequence/curriculum documents
  • Programme of inquiry and/or curriculum overview

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • Language and learning in IB programmes,2012
  • Programme standards and practices,2010
  • Unit of inquiry 2 from Sample units of inquiry (available on the OCC)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education,2009

Connecting the PYP to the MYP

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education? (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • MYP: From principles to practice
  • IB standards and practices (2010)
  • Special educational needs within the International Baccalaureate programmes
  • Curriculum alignment, articulation and the formative development of the learner
  • IB position paper: East is East and West is West
  • The Learner Profile
  • Language and learning in IB Programmes
  • IB position paper: Holistic education—An interpretation for teachers in the IB programmes
  • Guidelines for a school’s self reflection in its language policy

Encouraging children’s creative instincts in the classroom

Participants are requested to bring (either download to laptop or bring a hard copy):

  • Samples of a programme of inquiry (POI) and one or two current unit planners
  • Resources that would be useful to share around the subject of promoting creativity in education (books, websites, videos, work samples etc)
  • Sample lesson plans/ teaching strategies that participants feel demonstrate creative practice/promote creativity
  • Sharing PYP practice: http://blogs.ibo.org/sharingpyp/ (This is a resource to which participants may contribute and to which all practitioners should refer frequently for updates)

Current version of the following IB documents:

  • What is an IB Education (2012)
  • Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education
  • IB standards and practices
  • PYP mathematics scope and sequence
  • PYP language scope and sequence
  • PYP PSPE scope and sequence
  • Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry (2012)

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