Friday, October 18, 2019

*UPDATED* PYP Placemat

Since the enhanced Primary Years Programme documentation was released in October 2018 (PYP: From principles into practice), I have been updating the PYP placemat I previously created for teachers and students at Kaposia Education Center, an IB World School to support their implementation of the PYP.

Some changes were easy to make. I took out reflection as a key concept. I removed the action cycle and replaced it with the five different forms of action articulated in the new documentation.

However, the back of the placemat proved more difficult to bring up-to-date. I was able to easily replace the new ATL sub-skills, but defining them in student-friendly language seemed like a difficult task to do alone. So, I waited until yesterday when I was able to work with the amazing Kaposia educators to create definitions of all the ATL sub-skills (and sub-sub-skills) that even our youngest learners will be able to understand.

The following is the product of our work together. My hope is that the teachers and students at Kaposia, along with others at authorized or candidate PYP schools, are able to use this PYP Placemat to help them more deeply implement the robust international Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.

Click the images below to be linked to the PDF version of the placemat that can be printed and copied.


11 comments:

  1. Thanks Ryan! Have you taken a good look at the early learner ones found in the Learner Section?
    Love this by the way!
    Anne Grisham

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    1. The ATLs? Yes, I had our K teachers looking at those and the G1-G5 teachers looking at the ATL section to create the student-friendly definitions. They seem to be quite similar. THANK YOU for the feedback!

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  2. Good job, Ryan! We made placemats a few years ago. I really like your team's updates.

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    1. Thanks, Justin! I thought the teachers did a great job with the kid-friendly language of the ATLs. The more that we dig into them, the more we realize that we're already teaching the ATLs; we just need to use the language of the PYP - and the definitions that we collectively created. Hope all is well at your PYP in CA.

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  3. This is fantastic Ryan, thank you. A very concise and user friendly summary of the principles and elements of the enhancements.

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  4. Fantastic indeed. Thank you for sharing, I am really appreciating the open collaborative spirit of my PYP colleagues around the world.

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  5. This is so succinct and clear. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  7. Printing and posting on my teacher's board. Thank you!

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