PYP PD learning resources

Explore the IB’s new and free Primary Years Programme Professional Development (PYP PD) workshops. Each of them offers interactive modules for educators to learn more about the PYP in under 30 minutes. Below you will also find PYP PD nanos, offering support through the PYP authorization process.

Workshop nanos

Series 1: Supporting understanding of key characteristics of PYP leading to authorization

These PYP PD workshops are self-paced and available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

Please see below our new PYP PD resource series. The first four workshops focus on supporting and understanding key characteristics of the PYP, leading to school authorization.

 

The IB teacher professional

Learn about the capabilities that are best fit for the role of a PYP teacher, then identify strengths for the role and reflect on your own strengths and areas of growth as a teacher.

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Strong central ideas

Learn more about creating strong, concept driven central ideas, consider criteria for what makes a strong central idea and create central ideas using different entry points.

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Learning in a transdisciplinary world

Understand the value of the transdisciplinary themes and the role of the subject areas within a transdisciplinary approach, consider how these themes provide the context for authentic and meaningful learning and select learning outcomes that will support students’ understanding in relation to concepts, lines of inquiry and the central idea.

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Inquiry happens everywhere

Learn more about how and where inquiry is present in our learning community, consider inquiry learning practices and where your current fitness strengths lie and dig deeper into your inquiry practices and create an action plan for strengthening them.

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Series 2: Engaging with the PYP enhancements

Student agency in PYP learning communities

Explore how aspects of your learning community can support student agency.

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Action in the early years and beyond!

Think about the nature of action and how you might create an environment that supports student-initiated action.

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Use feedback to feedforward

Observe the experience of one teacher giving feedback to feedforward and connect this to your own experience as an assessment capable educator.

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Language-rich learning communities

Learn about diverse ways PYP schools offer a language-rich learning environment and explore some of the practices that support multilingualism.

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Coming soon

Series 3—Innovating in the PYP
Series 4—The learning community

 

Authorization support nanos

These PYP PD resources have been designed as support materials for each programme in the form of six nano sessions. These short, focused materials are aimed to support candidate schools at specific points in their journey through the authorization process and are based on common questions, challenges and the rolling authorization process for each programme.

 

Projecting your timeline

Welcome to the first nano session in our series of Authorization support resources. In this introduction, we provide an overview and guidance on developing a realistic authorization timeline.

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New to candidacy

This nano is the second in the series of Authorization support resources. The aim of this resource is to provide programme coordinators and other school leaders with information to help you get started with the authorization process. This resource is also useful for coordinators new to the role or new to a school that has already begun its candidacy.

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Making the most of your consultation

Welcome to the third nano in the Authorization support resource series. The aim of this nano is to provide useful information and resources for the consultancy phase, one of the most critical stages in the authorization process. 

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Planning your PD during candidacy

Welcome to the fourth nano in the Authorization support resource series. The aim of this resource is to support you in planning for professional development. This nano provides useful information on the professional development required for candidate schools, as well as the importance of ongoing, meaningful professional development.

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Becoming an IB World School: is it time to apply for authorization?

This fifth nano in the series of Authorization support resources will draw attention to the requirements that need to be in place for authorization. The aim of this nano is to provide you with information about the application for authorization process as well as support schools to make an informed decision on when to submit the Application for Authorization.  

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The verification visit and beyond

Welcome to the sixth Authorization support resource. This nano will focus on the verification visit stage of the authorization process and beyond. In this final nano, we will discuss the preparation and hosting of the verification visit and what to expect in once the visit is complete.

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Did you enjoy the PYP nanos? Share what you’ve learned online with the hashtag #PYPnano.