ELL Parent Information

During our three-way conferences, we are also going to share our first mid-semester ELL reports with you. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some parent information as well. The Nature of ISM ELL Program Students who do not speak any English or whose English is not yet sufficient…

Primary School Coffee Mornings

The Bavarian Hygiene and Safety regulations are continuing to keep our PYP team on our toes. We decided that we will embrace these rules as something that will keep us safe, therefore we will seek and enjoy every silver lining that presents itself. As you are aware Back to School…

International Dot Day

PRESS RELEASE Contact:  n.lewman@the-ism.de Phone number: +49 9721 53861-80 ***For Immediate Release***    International School Mainfranken JOINS OVER 19 MILLION EDUCATORS & STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLDTO CELEBRATE CREATIVITY & COURAGE  Global Creativity Fest Invites Children and Grown Up Children to Be Brave & Make Their Mark By Celebrating Themes From…

5 ways you could support your child as a PYP parent – 5 Möglichkeiten, wie Sie Ihr Kind als PYP-Elternteil unterstützen könnten

The International Baccalaureate published an infographic recently based on a blog post by Taryn BondClegg (linked below). We wanted to share this with our learning community and today we have also made a German language version of the infographic. This infographic is based on a blog by Taryn BondClegg,Making Good…

Standards and Practices

Quality assurance Programme standards and practices is the foundational set of principles for schools and the IB toensure quality and fidelity in the implementation of the programmes. The implementation of the PYP is a transformative experience for students, schools, and the wider learning community. Professional development for teachers together with…

Developing a Collaborative Classroom

This post is in response to Tania’s amazing provocation and presentation. https://learningtowearthebigshoes.wordpress.com/2021/03/27/learning-outside-of-the-box/ If you haven’t read that one yet, do yourself a favor and read it first. Tania asks a wonderfully engaging question What if? and I had to try to answer. The timing for this post was perfect for…

How to Use PYP Language with Your Children

A virtual Parent Information Event The Learner Profile is the IB Mission Statement translated into behavior outcomes, as separate actionable attributes, to enable us all to better understand what we can do to become internationally-minded learners. The ten attributes, or character traits, are values for a lifelong continuum of thinking,…

Building a Common Experience

PYP Evaluation During the PYP Evaluation cycle, there are many opportunities for self-assessment and reflection of one’s practice, understanding of the programme, and of course one’s pedagogical beliefs. One of the main tools for us to do that is the PYP Self Study Questionaire that enables us to build a common, communal,…

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