Presentation on theme: "IB- PYP PRESENTATION September 12, 2013. The Learning Portrait As you may or may not know, Coppell ISD is one of 20 districts across the state belonging."— Presentation transcript:
The Learning Portrait As you may or may not know, Coppell ISD is one of 20 districts across the state belonging to the High Performing Schools Consortium. As part of that group, we have been working very closely with the visioning document called The New Vision for Public Schools in Texas. CISD has developed The Learning Framework where educators empower learners to own their educational journey. They partner with and for their learners as they design experiences, provide feedback, and offer multiple pathways for individual success. At Pinkerton, our strategic initiative is to achieve our guiding purpose through inquiry-based instruction and international mindedness. We are continuing to research and learn about the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program this year. All of our educators have attended inquiry-training this summer and are eager to continue their journey of transformation with our learners.
WHAT IS OUR PHILOSOPHY? Pinkerton’s Guiding Purpose: “We empower learners to become inquirers and compassionate individuals who make innovative contributions to our global society.” 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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)? The IB philosophy focuses on the development of the whole child: academic, social, physical and emotional. It focuses on the Learner Profile, encouraging young people to become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced and reflective. Through the inquiry based approach to teaching and learning, the curriculum addresses three inter- related questions: What do we want to learn? How best will we learn? How will we know what we have learned?
WHAT IS PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM (PYP)? Promotes the construction of knowledge Promotes inquiry as a pedagogical approach Creates a concept driven program Strikes a balance between the trans-disciplinary program of inquiry and traditional disciplines Promotes international-mindedness Requires formative and summative assessment
5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS The 5 essential elements work together to create a successful inquiry-based curriculum. 1. Knowledge- What we want the learners to know. 2. Concepts- What we want the learners to understand. 3. Skills- What we want the learners to be able to do. 4. Attitude- What we want the learners to feel, value and demonstrate. 5. Actions- How we want the learners to act.
NEXT STEPS At this point, we are considered an interested school, hoping to submit an application to become a candidate school in the future. Our ultimate goal is to become an authorized IB World School. We look forward to partnering with you through this process.