Presentation on theme: "Orientation in Space and Time"— Presentation transcript:
1 Orientation in Space and Time Explorations:Social historiesEpochs, eras, turning pointsScale, duration, frequencyBoundariesExchangeHuman landscapesResources
2 Fairness and Development Explorations:Democracy, politics, government and civil societyInequalityHuman DevelopmentRights, laws, civic responsibilityJustice and peacePower and privilegeAuthority, security and freedom
3 Scientific and Technical Innovation Explorations:Systems, models, methodsAdaptation and progressOpportunity, risk, consequencesModernization, industrializationDigital Life, virtual environmentsBiological Revolution
4 Globalization and Sustainability Explorations:Markets, commoditiesHuman impact on the environmentCommonality, diversity and interconnectionConsumption, conservation, natural resources and public goodsUrban planning
5 Identities and Relationships Explorations:Competition, cooperationSelf esteem, statusPhysical and Social developmentMoral reasoningEthical judgment
6 Personal and Cultural Expression Explorations:Artistry, craftProducts, systemsSocial constructions or reality, philosophyAbstract thinkingEntrepreneurship, practice and competency
7 How do I choose a Global Context? Look at each and ask:Why re we engaged in this inquiry?Why are these concepts important?Why is it important for me to understand?Why do we care about this topic?Action: Reflect on the unit you brought with you today…which Global Context would you choose?Once you select it discuss it with the person next to you.
8 Why should students think conceptually? New York Times ArticleAction: Think about a way in which creativity has shaped a concept within you. (Thaggard ’s Days of the Week Example)
9 There are 16 Key Concepts in the New MYP They are shared by ALL Courses!!!! FormGlobal interactionsIdentityLogicPerspectiveRelationshipsTime, place and spaceSystemsAesthetics Change Communication Communities Connections Creativity Culture Development
10 What key concept would you use to teach… The civil rights movementLinear equationsShading (visual art)DNAExistential literaturePlay recognition in athleticsFormal nouns and pronouns in World LanguageAction: Look at your Unit and the definitions of each Key Concept. Pick 3 that you think best fit what you want to promote with this unit. Open discussion/reflection on your selection…
11 How do Key Concepts help learning? AbstractCreate InterconnectionsCreate higher-order thinking skillsHelps students connect facts and topicsCreates intellectual synergy (Erickson2007)
12 Related Concepts Tailored for each course Lead to deeper understanding of specific course areasProvide a more detailed means of explorationThis list is just a start…students and teachers are free to add their own related concepts as they determine their applicabilityAction: Look in your course guide and locate your Related Concepts. Choose 3 that you feel apply to your MYP Unit. Then, create your own concept and write about it in the “During Teaching” portion of your reflection section.