I am thinking of havin a monthly theme (each month could be one of the ISTE Standards for students) in the staff room where students could lead to inspire teachers. For example, having them share their learning of a particular ISTE Standard at recess time, around the Staff room area. We could give different opportunities … Continue reading Student-led PD?
Through this exercise of creating a min map of what PYP assessments look like, I changed from being assumptions-driven to actually basing my work on the framework of the PYP and showcasing the important elements that shape how PYP assessments are thought, delivered and reflected upon. I learnt that it was more complex and more organized … Continue reading Mindmap on PYP assessment
I have created a formative assessment, a summative assessment and a presentation about what assessment looks like in the PYP as part of the IBonline course on Making the PYP Happen (Cat 1): (PYP4-5 French FP) Speaking Assessment LoI 2 Summative Assessment - co-creating a book about out learning The main features of assessment in … Continue reading Formative and Summative Assessments Examples PYP
As the whole-school EdTech coach, I was particularly interested in the section about “ICT” (though I anticipate the name will change after the review). A constructivist classroom embraces 21st century learning which refuses to deny the world around us (the technology era) and focuses on the computational thinking skills and the 4 Cs (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication … Continue reading PYP – a constructivist appraoch
PYP Class book on "The Sounds of French" The book was created with the students and cover the three lines of inquiry and the central idea. Central Idea: Learning a new language helps me connect with myself and others. Chapter 1 - The sounds of the language (Line of Inquiry 1) Students share their awarenesses about … Continue reading
I keep going back to this really cool interpretation of the famous cartoon that represents different types of animals expected to perfom a task that is not possible for some of them to perform due to their uniqueness: There is a constant noise about differentiatiohn in class. But what exactely do we differentiate? Is it … Continue reading Differentiating the task of the outcome?
As part fo the online course "Making the PYP Happen", I am going to use the Visible Thinking Routine developed by the Project Zero team at Harvard University. called ‘Connect-Extend-Challenge’ to share my thinking about my connection to the constructivist pedagogical theory: a. What ideas did you "connect" with? Which theories felt comfortable to you, which one(s) did you agree with? I … Continue reading Making the PYP Happen: using a visible thinking routine to share about pedagogy
In my school, we have organized as a "Tech Team" comprising of: - Tech Support - EdTech We defined our role very simply: - Tech Support: The IT Manager: focuses on the technical aspects of technology coordinates the IT Support team is in charge of the IT infrastructure (Internet and any IT equipment in the … Continue reading Getting organized as an EdTech Coach