Welcome to the final PL day of the 2018-2019 school year! How did we get here so quickly?!
Today is a day of sharing and reflecting, so please come prepared to contribute your thoughts, ideas, inspirations, aspirations and celebrations! You will also need your copy of the IB Enhancements Principles Into Practice: Learning and Teaching
Take care of yourself! When you feel the need to get up and move, grab a coffee, take a bathroom break…take that time throughout the day. This is a working day with plenty of opportunity for self-defined breaks. We would like to work straight through so we can wrap up around 12:30 so you can head out for lunch on your own and enjoy the long weekend to its fullest.
As you enjoy your breakfast, reflect on these questions. Share your responses on sticky notes on the chart paper around the room and then have a conversation to share with those sitting around you:
Before we get started – let’s take a quiz! Find out which Learner Profile Attribute is reflected in you the most! Once you’ve gotten your results, move to the space in the room that matches with the attribute you aligned with. Appoint a photographer to take a selfie with everyone else on staff who shares the same attribute and Tweet to the hashtag provided at your space!
We now welcome the group of staff who visited Opal this year to lead us through an edcamp style session to learn about playful inquiry at every level!
IB Policy Review. As per our standards and practices, we are required to revisit, reflect on, review and revise our commonly developed policies on an annual basis. Today you will have the choice of which policy you would like to dig-in to and work with other staff members in dissecting the document and providing your feedback for how we can revise and improve our policies moving forward. A new policy that we are required to develop as per the Enhancements, is an Academic Integrity Policy – this would be an opportunity to begin inquiring into and brainstorming how we might create this policy in the upcoming school year.
to indicate which policy you would like to spend the next portion of the day committing your knowledge and input into.
If you require additional supporting documents/resources for your policy review, please click on this link to access the PYP Interactive Playlist
Share back to group.
- What changes were made?
- Do you have questions to bring back to the whole group to address before making changes?
- Do you have suggestions of areas of the policy we should dedicate more Professional Learning towards moving forward into the next school year?
- Any additional comments to make?
Deepening our understanding of IB PYP Enhancements. We will spend the remainder of the day in our own quiet spaces reading the next section of the PYP Enhancements. Today’s focus will be on the Transdisciplinary Learning section (p.1-22) of the Learning and Teaching document. REMEMBER! Documenting our learning is an important part of the process, so please choose a way that works for you to document your understanding as you read. Skecthnote, blog, word cloud, good ol’ fashioned note taking, podcast, powerpoint or google slides…the choices are endless. However you choose to document, please know that you will be sharing how you visually documented your takeaways with the group before the end of the day! So come to the reflection time at the end of the day with something tangible.
If you happen to finish the Transdisciplinary Learning section early, you have a couple options to choose from:
- visit our question channel to write down the questions that come to mind related to our teaching practice when considering Transdisciplinary Learning. We will use these questions you pose to guide some of our final conversations to wrap up the day.
- Continue reading the next section of the Learning and Teaching document: Approaches to Learning (p.26-40)
Gallery walk of of documentation of your learning from the day’s reading, reflection and final discussions to wrap up the day.
And…as always, before we say our goodbyes… please take a moment to get a sticky and write down your reflection as you: