Exploring cognitive coaching through ‘How wolves changed rivers’

You might have seen this video about 'how wolves changed rivers' after the reintroduction of a few wolfes in the Yellowstone National Park. This video is an outstanding resource to look at organizational change and empowerement. I have crafted some ways to explore it through the lens of Cognitive CoachingSM. (Find out miore about Cognitive CoachingSM … Continue reading Exploring cognitive coaching through ‘How wolves changed rivers’

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Mindmap on PYP assessment

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

Formative and Summative Assessments Examples PYP

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

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