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Update: The Primary Years Programme (PYP) review

by PYP Development Team on 20 September 2016 in News, Review
How are we making sure the Primary Years Programme (PYP) engages learners of today – and tomorrow?

As you may know, the International Baccalaureate (IB) has embarked on reviewing the PYP. In fact, since 2012, the IB has been conducting the first comprehensive review of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). That means we are looking at everything from the PYP’s founding principles to the way we implement PYP in the classroom.

Thinking about ‘the learner’, ‘the learning community’ and ‘learning and teaching’

The IB is using ‘the learner’, ‘learning and teaching’ and ‘the learning community’ as frames to support our thinking around and review of the PYP.

The learner describes the goals we have for individual students and the goals they seek for themselves
Learning and teaching outlines the PYP’s distinctive features within the framework
The learning community emphasizes the importance of the purpose of learning and the role of the learning community in helping achieve the goals of an IB education
Extensive research, analysis and consultation conducted so far has revealed the need for a reconsideration of the current curriculum model – written, taught and assessed. The IB wants to broaden the perspective on what constitutes the PYP educational experience and show the interdependence of everyone and everything.

PYP review update video September 2016
PYP review update video September 2016 available at the OCC.
Watch our video

Find out more about the IB’s current thinking around the PYP framework as the PYP review moves towards the release of the new digital interactive site for the PYP in 2018.

Watch our 7 minute video at the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC)>PYP>E-library>PYP review.

Keep updated

The PYP review is a collaborative effort between the IB and PYP educators around the world. We are committed to frequent and clear communication during this important period in which the PYP continues to develop.

Watch for our next review update at the OCC. Schools will also be able to keep up-to-date with the latest information via the following resources:

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Twitter @ibpyp
IB eNewsletters
The PYP Development team will be available at the IB regional conferences to share programme enhancements. We would like to invite all those attending the conferences to join our sessions, meet us and ask questions about the programme.

Which are the next coming IB regional conferences?
IB AEM regional conference | Barcelona, Spain | 6-9 October 2016
IB AP regional conference | Yokohama, Japan | 29-31 March 2017

Watch for the next update – at the OCC in early 2017.
Read our previous update here.

Questions? Share them on IB Answers.

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Sep 22, 16

A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math


The best resource for a student that thinks they hate math is a great teacher.

But what about the best resource for that teacher? Beyond an active imagination, ability to relate to students, and an incredibly strong content knowledge themselves, it may not get much better than Numberphile .

While the site is simple a crudely interactive graphic with links to videos, it has, in one fell swoop, creatively curated some of the most compelling and engaging “problems” in mathematics. From Benford’s Law to French Numbers, to whether or not zero is an even number, it frames the content area of math–which is often riddled with rote practice of very traditional arithmetic and formulas–in a problem-based learning kind of approach.

Fantastic resource for bell ringers, test questions, math project-based learning ideas, or as a model for students to curate their own curiosities about the incredible–and poorly marketed–world of mathematics.

It’s also, incidentally, a YouTube channel as well, from which we’ve taken a sample video below.

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First graders designing a Seussville for Dash. After they will program Dash to drive through the ville! @PC_FtL_LS

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The Adjusting Course blog provides insights into educational leadership, learning, technology, and innovation. Join the conversation at #RenLead on Twitter.

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly changing the landscape of education with the help of some key companies.

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CSER F-6 Digital Technologies: Extended
The first F-6 Foundations course only just scratched the surface of algorithms and programming! In this F-6 Foundations: Extended course, we introduce programming concepts and present ideas and resources (with and without technology) for how algorithmic thinking and programming can be integrated across the curriculum, using English and Mathematics as two example learning areas.

You will have opportunities to undertake practical activities, share ideas and view shared resources in our course Google+ community.

This course is is linked to the content descriptors in the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Teachers will receive a certificate upon completion. For each unit, we recommend 2-3 hours of professional learning time.

Please register now to enrol in the course - course opens 1st September!

Professional Learning Certificate available (mapped to AITSL standards)
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This project receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. In addition, the development of this course is supported by:

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Pick up and play with some of the most fascinating objects in the history of science and technology.

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