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Welcome to the PYP information session Why PYP? What makes the PYP so special? Learn more about how the PYP’s written curriculum is organized

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Prem Tinsulanonda International School PYP Information Session 18 Sep 2012.


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Welcome to the PYP information session

Why PYP?

What makes the PYP so special?

Learn more about how the PYP’s written curriculum is organized

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The International BaccalaureatePYP – Primary Years Program

Is an international curriculum for schoolsRecognized by universities around the

worldAims to develop good thinking skills in

studentsDevelops conceptual knowledgeIs inquiry basedInternationally minded students

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The PYP Broken Down

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The PYP definition of curriculum

Learners constructing

meaningHow best will we learn?

How will we know what we

have learned?

What do we want to learn?

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How best will we learn

Inquiry based learningOne level of understandi


A new and deeper level of understanding

•Allowing students to be actively involved in their own learning•Allowing students to take responsibility for their own learning

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What do we want to learn?5 essential elements of the PYP


What do we want students to know


SkillsWhat do we want

students to be able to do?

AttitudesWhat do we want students to feel,

value and demonstrate?

ConceptsWhat do we want

students to understand?

ActionHow do we want students to act?

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KnowledgeSix Units of Inquiry per year (four for 3-5 yr


Who we are

Where we are in time and place

How we express


How the world works

How we organize ourselves

Sharing the planet

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Transdisciplinary SkillsSocial skills Research skills Communication skills

Thinking skillsSelf management


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AttitudesThe PYP is a values-laden curriculum framework and

encourages the development of the following attitudestowards other people, learning and the environment:

appreciation curiosity commitment

empathy cooperation tolerance

respect creativity integrity

confidence enthusiasm independence

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The Learner ProfileInquirersKnowledgableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipled

Open MindedCaringRisk takersBalanced Reflective

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ConceptsForm what is it like?Function how does it work?Causation why is it like it is?Change how is it changing?Connection how is connected to other things?Perspective what are the points of view?Responsibility what is our responsibility?Reflection how do we know?

Looking at topics through a conceptual lens…

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Looking at a topic (water)through a conceptual lens


Properties of water


How water can move


How people use water


Causes of water pollution


Our responsibility when using water


How can we know the quality of our water


How bodies of water are changing


Equal access to clean water

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Successful inquiry will lead to responsible action, initiated by the student, as a result of the learning process.

What can action look like? What different forms can it take?

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PYP at PTIS – The Subjects

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English Literacy - focused on oral language (listening and speaking); visual (viewing and presenting), written (reading and writing)

Thai Language and CultureThai Language A groupThai Language B (Advanced and Standard


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Mathematics – Everyday mathData handling


Shape and Space

Pattern and function


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ScienceLiving things

Earth and space

Materials and matter

Forces and Energy

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Social studiesHuman systems and economic activities

Social organization and culture

Continuity and change through time

Human and natural environments

Resources and the environment

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Personal, Social and Physical Education

PE – Identity, Active living, Interactions.

Personal and social education. The Second Steps program.

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PSPE - Second Steps ProgramExample: Grade 1Listening to Learn Focusing Attention Following Directions Self-Talk for Learning Being Assertive Identifying Feelings Looking for More Clues Similarities and Differences

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Arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Visual ArtsMusic


Dance and Drama

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Other activities?ExploriaThe farmCooking schoolVSP – Visiting Schools ProgramArts – Lunchtime concertsAssemblies

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Literacy – First Steps Program for Writing

Staff training every Tuesday for 6 weeksProvides continuity across the whole schoolSupports ALL teachersProvides a broad repertoire of processes to support

teachers linking assessment, teaching and learning

Support teachers to address ongoing literacy challenges and required outcomes

Help teachers to focus on studentsBe based on sound theory and practice in literacy

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Map of development – 7 phases

Role play, Experimental, Early, Transitional, Conventional, Proficient, Accomplished

Each phase has 20-25 KEY INDICATORS showing how your child makes Use of text, shows Contextual Understanding, Conventions, Process and Strategies.

MAJOR TEACHING EMPHASES – provide the process and resources for meeting the needs of students in the phase and helps move them forward.

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Map of development

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Time for questions….

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Thank you for coming

Refreshments available outside