Administrators, coordinators and teachers who are working in early years settings where the programme is being implemented and who have had an induction by their PYP coordinator, have taught approximately six months in an IB World School offering the PYP and have collaboratively planned at least one unit of inquiry. It is appropriate for those who have worked with the programme for some time but feel the need to revisit the philosophy and framework of the programme from an early years perspective.
Children in early years settings naturally learn and play in a transdisciplinary manner. At the water table, while counting or painting at the easel, it is possible for speaking, listening, counting, motor skills development, science and so much more to happen simultaneously. Early years educators in the PYP seek to plan for a play-rich learning environment that provides many opportunities for purposeful and stimulating play. You will develop your personal knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the PYP; deepen your understanding of international-mindedness and the learner profile; prepare for planning, teaching and assessing students; and develop skills to analyze and refine the school’s programme of inquiry. A supportive learning environment will engage you in reflecting and co-constructing sound practice through reading and discussing current pedagogy and research. Encouraging a child to explore and discover within a supportive, secure and scaffolded framework at an appropriate developmental level is key to making the PYP happen in the early years.
Choose category 1 workshops if you are new to the IB or if your situation is similar to any of the following:
|Dates:||Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February 2018|
|Venue:||University of Warwick Conference Centre.|
|Registration:||Anytime between 13:00 and 14:00 on Friday 16th.|
|Finish time:||12:45 on Sunday 18th February|