In January 2019, PYP teachers in South St. Paul, Minnesota, United States read sections of the new digital resource, “PYP: From principles into practice”.
To share our understanding of the enhancements with others in our local and global PYP communities, we created digital content: infographics, mind maps, presentations, blog posts, videos and a hyperlinked word cloud that summarized the contents of "PYP: From principles into practice".
Our digital creations (THERE ARE OVER 70!) can be found using this link. They are organized in the same way as the enhanced PYP and you can use the table of contents (the third slide of the linked slide deck) to navigate to different sections. In each section, click on the thumbnails to be linked to the original digital content to see it in bigger detail.
|Table of Contents|
Note for PYP Coordinators and other organizers of professional development: If you'd like to replicate or adapt what we did in South St. Paul as a way to help your teachers dive into the new digital resource, "PYP: From principles into practice" here are the steps we took:
- Learning Engagement 1 (teachers had the option of doing this ahead of our January professional development day and then coming in for Learning Engagement 2 halfway through the day)
- Build background (all resources available on the Programme Resource Centre)
- Read one of the sections from "PYP: From principles into practice"
- Create digital content in response to what you learned. We provided the Success Criteria for the digital content.
- Voice-over screencast using Google Slides & Screencastify (≥ 5 minutes)
- Podcast using Anchor.fm (≥ 5 minutes)
- Video blog using Flipgrid (≤ 5 minutes)
- Infographic using Google Draw (minimal white space)
- Mindmap using Google Draw, Mindmeister, Creately (minimal white space)
- Presentation using Google Slides (≥ 5 slides)
- Blog post using Google Doc to draft, to be posted as a guest blog here (≥ 300 words)
- Examples (using the Learner Agency section)
- Digitally submit what you created
- Learning Engagement 2:
- Review others' digital creations and ask:
- What’s important to remember? What comes up again and again?
- What’s new? What’s different? What’s changed?
- Did someone interpret the enhanced content differently than you?
- First individually, then with a partner and finally with the whole group, reflect on what was learned about the enhanced PYP after looking through your colleagues' digital creations.
- Using a Google Form, submit ideas for what our PYP should do now. These ideas will be added to our action plan.