Presentation on theme: "International K-8 Center"— Presentation transcript:
1 International K-8 Center PYP ExhibitionFrank C. MartinInternational K-8 CenterAdapted fromPYP Exhibition Guidelines (2008) ibo.org
2 PYP ExhibitionThe aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.The Exhibition incorporates allFIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PYPKnowledgeTransdisciplinary SkillsKey Concepts (Form, Function Causation Change, Connection, Perspective, Responsibility, Reflection)PYP Attitudes and Learner ProfileAction
3 Purpose of PYP Exhibition for students to engage in an in-depth, collaborative inquiryto provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the five essential elements- knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and actionto provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learningto provide an authentic process for assessing student understandingto demonstrate how students can take action as a result of their learningto unite the students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community in a collaborative experience that incorporates the essential elements of the PYPto celebrate the transition of learners from primary to middle/secondary education.
4 Process of Exhibition 1. Grade Level selects Transdisciplinary Theme Sharing the Planet2. Students select topics3. Classes write Central Idea4. Students write Lines of Inquiry and Questions for their research5. Students and Mentors start planning their Action component6. Research, Research, Research - Students answer their questionsRecord informationWrite letters to businessesCreate report7. Students implement Action Plan8. Students create Visual Aid and write Report9. Students prepare Oral Presentation
5 Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet An inquiry into:- Rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things- Communities and the relationships within and between then- Access to equal opportunity- Peace and conflict resolution
6 What Does a Complete PYP Exhibition Project Look Like? Binder with evidence of the inquiry processSchedule, Forms, Interview Notes, Research gathered, Responses from Organizations, Draft of ReportWritten ReportVisual AidProject Board or Power Point PresentationOral Presentation minutesAction PlanImplemented and documented in Written Report and Visual Aid
7 Role of Student Students will…. Understand the purpose and requirements of the ExhibitionParticipate in selecting a real-life issue or problemCollaboratively plan learning and assessment experiencesCarry out an open-ended inquiry into a real-life issue or problemDemonstrate an understanding of the components of the PYP (IB Learner Profile)Demonstrate an understanding of the five essential elements- knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and actionSelect and use a variety of strategies and resources to meet the outcomes of the inquiryBe academically honest when referring to sources of informationCommunicate effectivelyKeep documentation throughout the inquiryCarry out self-assessment and peer assessmentCelebrate their learning by presenting the Exhibition Project
8 Role of Teacher Teachers will: Provide parents with information Provide guidance and lessons to facilitate the processProvide continuous feed-back on processProvide students with a Packet that includes:Exhibition Target ScheduleMentor GuidelinesForms to use throughout the inquiryIdeas for PresentationSelf Assessment Form for IB Learner ProfileReport OutlineRubrics for Self Assessment
9 Role of Mentor Parents/guardians will: have an understanding of the purpose and requirements of the exhibitionsupport and encourage students and teachers throughout the process of inquirybe informed by reading hand-outs, attending meeting, conferencing with studentshelp students to access resources—people, places, media and informationprovide expert subject knowledge where applicableact as mentors as required or appropriateencourage independent inquiry and respect student ownership of the processhave an opportunity to reflect on and give feedback on the exhibitioncelebrate with the students by attending the staging of the exhibition.