pyp information session
DESCRIPTIONPrem Tinsulanonda International School PYP Information Session 18 Sep 2012.
Welcome to the PYP information session
What makes the PYP so special?
Learn more about how the PYP’s written curriculum is organized
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
The PYP Broken Down
The PYP definition of curriculum
meaningHow best will we learn?
How will we know what we
What do we want to learn?
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
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?
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
Transdisciplinary SkillsSocial skills Research skills Communication skills
Thinking skillsSelf management
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
The Learner ProfileInquirersKnowledgableThinkersCommunicatorsPrincipled
Open MindedCaringRisk takersBalanced Reflective
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…
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
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?
PYP at PTIS – The Subjects
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
Mathematics – Everyday mathData handling
Shape and Space
Pattern and function
Earth and space
Materials and matter
Forces and Energy
Social studiesHuman systems and economic activities
Social organization and culture
Continuity and change through time
Human and natural environments
Resources and the environment
Personal, Social and Physical Education
PE – Identity, Active living, Interactions.
Personal and social education. The Second Steps program.
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
Arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Visual ArtsMusic
Dance and Drama
Other activities?ExploriaThe farmCooking schoolVSP – Visiting Schools ProgramArts – Lunchtime concertsAssemblies
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
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.
Map of development
Time for questions….
Thank you for coming
Refreshments available outside