Student-led PD?

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?

PYP – a constructivist appraoch

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

Making the PYP Happen: using a visible thinking routine to share about pedagogy

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