International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Overview November 18,

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Overview November 18,

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Overview November 18, 2013 Quiz time! 1. What food is most commonly consumed by teenagers? 2. At what age does the average person get his/her first car? 3. What is the average number

of television sets owned by a family? Who says North is Up? A Brief History 1965 Diploma Program (for 16-19 year olds) established as the International Schools Examination Syndicate (ISES) 1967 Named International Baccalaureate Organization offering a high school credential that could be earned in any country and interpreted in any country, sharing characteristics with

many national systems, participating in none 1994 Middle Years Program (for 11-16 year olds) added 1997 Primary Years Program (for 3-11 year olds) added Some Data

Over 700,000 IB students worldwide More than 3,660 IB World Schools 145 countries are home to the IB Over 50 IB World Schools in Georgia IB Mission Statement The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools,

governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. New Challenges in the 21st Century Inequality

Complexity Diversity IBs Solutions Inequality Intercultural understanding Service

Innovation Complexity Critical thinking Collaboration Agency

Diversity Communication Cultural Awareness Worldview IB World School Characteristics The IB does not own or manage any schools. Instead, it works

with schools that share a commitment to international education. These schools: share the mission and commitment of the IB to quality international education play an active and supporting role in the worldwide community of IB schools share their knowledge and experience in the development of the IB programmes are committed to the professional development of teachers and administrators.

International Education Features of an international education Meaning and importance of culture, starting with ones own but leading to that of others The study of issues of global concern

PYP Overview The IB Primary Years Programme, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The PYP is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a

powerful emphasis on inquiry-based Number of Primary Years Programmes: 1088 IB Africa, Europe, Middle East 218 IB Americas 572

Page 13 IB Asia Pacific 298 IB Learner Profile The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of

education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose. The IB learner profile The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to

create a better more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeabl e Thinkers Communicato rs Principled

Open minded Caring Risk takers Balanced Reflective Climate and Commitment Open communication

and careful expression of ideas Safe and stimulating environment based on respect Student learning has opportunities for learning about local, national, and global issues

Importance of language learning and mother-tongue support Organization Sufficient funding for the programme Appoint a programme coordinator Demonstrate pedagogical leadership Time for planning and reflection Ensure continuity of programme Professional development

Promote the role of the media specialist Second language School-wide assessment/language policy PYP Pedagogy The PYP promotes inquiry as a pedagogical approach The PYP develops a conceptdriven framework Concepts vs. Content The PYP strikes a balance

between the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry, traditional disciplines, and standards The PYP Curriculum Framework As well as presenting schools with a philosophical perspective on what international education may be, the PYP prescribes a curriculum framework of essential elements knowledge, concepts, skills,

attitudes, and actioneach of which is reflected in the learner profile and is a reference point for the construction of a schools curriculum. Curriculum Framework The five essential elements Knowledge Key concepts

Transdisciplinary Skills Attitudes Action Knowledge - Divided into 6 themes Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves

Sharing the planet Key Concepts Form Connection Function Perspective

Causation Responsibility Change Reflection Transdisciplinary Skills

Thinking skills Social skills Communication skills Self-management skills Research skills Attitudes Appreciation Commitment Confidence

Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Empathy Enthusiasm Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance

Action Reflect Choose Act PYP Assessment The PYP requires valid and varied assessment which: drives instruction recognizes the importance of the process

and product utilizes differentiation ( through summative and formative models). The student Provide opportunities for student action to be an integral part of the curriculum and/or an extension of the

curriculum. What does it mean to be a PYP school? A PYP school is a school which regardless of location, size or constitution, strives towards the development of international-mindedness. From the PYPs perspective, an internationalminded student is one with the attributes and dispositions described in the IB learner profile.

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