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,…

Semester 1 Report Cards

Dear Parents,Just a reminder that all report cards for students in G1-G5 will be delivered through the Managebac system at the end of the week. Understanding the ISM PYP Report card WHY THE STUDENT AND THE LEARNING ARE ASSESSED AT ISM Educating the whole child is central to our philosophy. Assessment is geared toward…

Design Thinking in PYP and the Genius Hour – supporting Student Agency

This year we introduced a new framework for our PYP students: Design thinking. Our students engage with Design Thinking principles on a daily basis across the transdisciplinary curriculum, both during the dedicated Genius Hour time and especially during their Units of Inquiry. “Articulating a model or framework for the process…

Learning By Doing – Importance of Arts, Craft, and Design Thinking in Primary School

As one of the most popular (67,357,367 views on his first TED talk) and influential thinker has passed I wanted to take this opportunity and make connections between Primary Years Program Framework, creativity and pragmatism. “The arts especially address the idea of aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is one in…

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