The Launch of the Enhanced PYP
Read about the new Enhancements to the PYP framework and how we explored some of the big changes during our PYP Coffee Morning.
Good things come to those who wait!
For the past six years, the International Baccalaureate has been reviewing the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The process, as you can see from the image below, started in 2012 and resulted in the official launch of the Enhanced PYP on the 50th Birthday of the IB a couple of weeks ago.
At Seisen we have been anxiously awaiting the final publications and have already started to review and develop our own practices as a result. You can see the excitement of all teachers as we celebrated the launch with a chocolate cake!
This morning we invited parents to join us at our first PYP Coffee Morning of the year, where we unpacked the three main areas of the Enhanced PYP: The Learner, Learning & Teaching, and The Learning Community. We discussed how agency was at the center of the Enhancements and talked about how this translates into inquiry teaching and learning in the classroom. We also explored the Approaches to Learning in the PYP and explored some of the sub-skills. Parents had the opportunity to discuss the enhancements together and there were rich conversations and questions shared throughout the session, much like an inquiry-based classroom!
We would like to thank all parents who took the time to attend the session this morning. Thank you for engaging in rich conversations and making the session an interactive experience for all! The slides from this morning's session are below.
Sports, service and songs. It has been a busy week in Elementary.
Today we welcomed parents whose daughters will be starting in first grade next August. We talked about teaching and learning in grade 1 and explored the PYP framework together.
With just one week to go until the big night, read how students are putting together the final touches of the different PYP Exhibition Components.
On Friday 6th April we held a second MAP Testing Coffee Morning. This session focused on how to interpret the Winter Progress Report and indications of growth since Fall.
Please consider supporting our PYP Exhibition students by filling out a short survey. This will enable them to collect and interpret data from a large sample size.
The penultimate units of inquiry of the school year will begin after the holidays. Click here to find out what your daughter will be inquiring into. It may even give you some ideas for day-trips during the Spring Break so you can help support your daughter's learning!
Our teachers are lifelong learners! Read how they spent their weekend inquiring into effective teaching and learning strategies in mathematics.
March 9th - Celebrating International Women's Day / Remembering the Earthquake & Tsunami of March 11th, 2018 in Seisen Elementary.
Read about the upcoming units of inquiry which all have a scientific inquiry focus. This post contains links to the unit learning outcomes to help you support your daughter.
An overview of some of the qualitative and quantitative assessments used in the elementary school to determine students' levels of achievement and to identify next steps in learning.
Read what to expect when your daughter's Progress Report is sent home on Wednesday, and how to interpret the MAP data which will accompany the report.
A brief summary of the current homeroom units of inquiry, along with detailed learning progressions and vocabulary lists for each unit to help you support your daughter's learning.
Read about our annual House Day, held at the school and Kinuta Park on Monday November 6th.
A summary of our first PYP Coffee Morning of the year on how to develop a Global Minded community.
A great afternoon of "treat or treat" in the Elementary!