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Developments in thePrimary Years ProgrammeJennifer GiddingsHead of PYP development, IB, The HagueSandy PatonPYP Curriculum ManagerIB Africa, Europe, Middle EastThe Hague, NetherlandsOctober 2011

PYP curriculum developmentIB The Hague, NLJennifer Giddings head of programme developmentKirsten Loza curriculum managerKassandra Boyd curriculum managerSandy Paton curriculum managerJane Andrews part-time curriculum managerHildur Bjork Palsdottir administrative officerIsabel Sole Subirats resource development officerPage 2 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Central IdeaThe IB and IB World Schools are in a reciprocalrelationship for the betterment of student learning.Page 3 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

2011 PYP publications PYP sample units of inquiry (10)Feb 2011 The role of ICT in the PYPJune 2011 PYP sample units of inquiry (7)including single-subject inquiries andexhibitionDec 2011 Developing a transdisciplinaryprogramme of inquiry–revisedDec 2011NB: Next revised suite of PYP curriculum documents to be published 2015Page 4 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

2012 PYP publications History of the PYPApril 2012 Assessment in the PYPJune 2012 Case studies: How schools use the PYPscope and sequencesNov 2012 PYP sample units of inquiry (continued)including mathematics andadditional-language units of inquiryDec 2012NB: Next revised suite of PYP curriculum documents to be published 2015Page 5 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Role of ICT in the PYP Clarifies the role of ICT in the PYP The html version contains links to arange of sample materials provided byschools The IB is interested in receiving moresample materials relating to thispublication 6 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Developing a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry(Dec 2011) Result of pilot feedback POI revised to better reflect the criteria in the rubric New units incorporated that reflect current globalissues, eg impact of technology, sustainability Introduction includes criteria from pilot rubric reference to relevant standards and practices (2010) specific examples of the review processPage 7 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Who we are 4-5 years20082011Central idea: Friendships enrich ourlives and require nurturing in order todevelop.Central idea: People’s relationships witheach other can have an impact on wellbeing.Key concepts: causation, responsibilityKey concepts: function, responsibility,connectionRelated concepts: conflict orcooperation, interdependenceLines of inquiry How friends are made and kept Why friends are needed Characteristics that develop healthyfriendshipsRelated concepts: cooperation,friendships, balanceLines of inquiry How we develop relationships How relationship affect us Roles and behaviour withinrelationshipsAnalysisThe central idea in the 2008 sample is value-laden, conveying the idea that our livesare enriched by friendships. The central idea was broadened to incorporate other typesof relationships that may be significant to the students (classmates, friends,neighbours). The 2011 central idea is also more open to student inquiry, ensuring arange of responses. The related concepts and lines of inquiry were revised in light of International Baccalaureate Organization 2007Page changes8theto the central idea.

PYP curriculum support materialIntroductionCurrent curriculum review cycle ending in 2015 providesopportunity for the development of curriculum supportmaterials (CSM) throughout the cycle.Rationale for CSM To support schools’ understanding of PYP coredocuments To provide examples of the PYP in action To increase communication and collaboration between IBWorld SchoolsPage 9 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

PYP CSM currently available on the OCC PYP sample units of inquiry including planners andother illustrative material provided by schools Exhibition site (a website illustrating exhibition units) Videocasts introducing the Arts and PSPE scope andsequencesAdditionally, Sharing PYP practice (web-basednewsletter accessible from IB public website) Oct 2011 10 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

PYP sample units of inquiry (link) Currently 10 units of inquiryfrom schools’ PoI Additional 7 units being addedin December, including PE,arts (drama, music, dance),mathematics Additional language andmathematics units of inquiry(end 2012)Page 11 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Mathematics unit of inquiryPage 12 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Sharing PYP practice(link) Blog accessed on public website Collection of PYP in action stories Contributions from IB Africa, Europe, Middle Eastnetworks welcome!Page 13 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Easy search forentriesA page withinformation forPYP networks onhow to getinvolvedA page for eachcontributingnetworkModeratedcommentsPage 14 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Further CSM to be developed case studies of how schools are adapting or adoptingthe IB PYP scope and sequences assessment samples, in particular recording andreporting screencast on how to use the PYP planner with videoof PYP teachers sharing their school’s practice prompts to help schools in the selection and purchaseof resources to support the pedagogy of theprogramme.Page 15 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

PYP research How schools evaluate the success of the IB PrimaryYears Programme Additional language teaching and learning in schoolsoffering the IB Primary Years ProgrammePage 16 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

PYP planner on Google Docs The IB has developed and launched aPYP planner template on Google Docs,available on the PYP e-library on the OCC Some schools have already experimentedwith their own Google Docs planner and havefound it be a useful platform for collaboration,including between schools Please share with us your experience andsuggestions regarding the IB Google Docsplanner template: pyp.curriculum@ibo.orgPage 17 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Contributing to the IB continuum ofinternational educationExample 1PYPtransdisciplinaryskillsMYPapproaches tolearningExample 2Identification of key and related conceptsacross the continuumPage 18 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Inspiring educationDoes the PYP still providethe opportunity to inspireteachers and students?How.? By constructing his/herown meaning By taking responsibilityfor his/her learning By acting inaccordance with the IBlearner profilePage 19 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

A plea from the PYP development team Please ensure that all teachers in your schoolregularly visit the PYP e-library on the OCC. The feedback continues to be that teachers areunaware of available PYP curriculum documentseg subject-specific PYP scope and sequences.Page 20 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Growth of PYP (June 2011)900New ProgrammesTotal Number of Programmes80070060050040030020010001997Page 20102011 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

How to get in touch with us?PYP teachers and administrators interested in sharing their pointsof view with the IB, contributing to and following the developmentof the programme may do so through:Email: all queries)Email: curriculum related matters)twitter: @ibpypPage 22 International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

PYP planner on Google Docs The IB has developed and launched a PYP planner template on Google Docs, available on the PYP e-library on the OCC Some schools have already experimented with their own Google Docs planner and have found it be a useful platform for collaboration, including between schools Please share with us your experience and

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