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1MYP: Unit Planning – developing essential agreements
2Requirements at an evaluation all subjects using the unit planner and planning processall teachers involved in collaborative planningcommon understandings of the planning processplanners demonstrate that the school uses inquiry based pedagogythe school uses the areas of interaction as contexts for inquiryplanners demonstrate opportunities for students to explore content through multiple perspectivesthe school’s curriculum offers opportunities for responsible action
5Questions for teachers during an evaluation What is your understanding of stage one of the unit planner?How has your school worked to develop common understandings of the elements of the planner?How do you use the areas of interaction to develop inquiries?How as the school worked to ensure that all subject areas have a common approach to developing the significant concept and MYP unit questions?How do you use stage one of the planner to ensure students see the relevance of the topics they are studying?
6Questions for students? What unit questions are you currently working on?How do your teachers use MYP unit questions?What is your understanding of the areas of interaction?How did you use the areas of interaction to develop your personal project?Why are you studying what your studying? Do you see it as relevant?
8The MYP is making changes shouldn’t we just wait? There are changes coming but the school is still required to meet current expectations at evaluation. There are some tweaks to current practice which will bring you in line with what’s coming down the line.
9Developing essential agreements about stage one of the planner.
10AOIThe AOI’s will be repackaged in MYP Next Chapter. Rather than disappear they become more significant in the planner.The will define how you developed the inquiry.
11AOI Current requirements….. Global context Community and service SLE A tweak to bring things in line what what’s coming down the pipe:Community and serviceSLE: students will investigate the needs of a communitySLE: students will design a response to an identified needSLE: students will evaluate the outcomesINQUIRY STATEMENT: this unit is an inquiry into how communities meet their needs.SLEInquiry statement
12A tool that’s been developed I want to share This unit is an inquiry into…..
13Significant conceptIn the Next Chapter project the idea of significant concept will be much more defined.Moving to identifying a key concept and subject specific related concepts and then developing a concept statement.
15Key and related concepts Key concepts in humanities:Change, Time/place/space, Global interactions, Systems
16Significant concept Current requirements….. Key concept A tweak to bring things in line what what’s coming down the pipe:Key concept: SystemsRelated concepts: organization, evolution, society, beliefsConcept statement: in this unit students will explore the concept of systems through an inquiry into the development of local government.RelatedConcept statement
17MYP unit questionMYP unit questions are meant to integrate the AOI and SC.There is no right answer for what is the perfect unit question but generally they should be broad, open ended and where possible usable by different subject areas.
18The rest of the unit planner is pretty much self explanatory
19The rest of the unit planner is pretty much self explanatory
20The rest of the unit planner is pretty much self explanatory
21The rest of the unit planner is pretty much self explanatory