The Learning Community

Enhanced PYP - The Learning Community

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The Learning Community by Mind Map: The Learning Community

1. A commitment to collaboration

1.1. Common goal in supporting the transdisciplinary learning

1.2. Collaborative approach may vary in response to the local context and the needs of the learning community, and will always be based on a commitment to the mission of the IB and the PYP pedagogy.

2. A Shared Commitment

3. Agency for all- students & teachers

4. SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING

4.1. Home school communication journals

4.2. Mentoring for the Exhibition

4.3. Being an active participant in the students' learning

5. Living peacefully together

6. Linguistic and cultural diversity play a fundamental role

6.1. Active involvement of parents in their child's learning

6.2. Parent councils

6.3. Parent volunteers

6.4. Coffee Mornings and Parent evenings

7. Teachers help students with their learning by providing them support and timely feedback

8. The learning community share the same vision, mission, beliefs and values.

9. Students feel comfortable collaborating and sharing knowledge with their teachers

10. Teachers collaborate and reflect together

10.1. Open communication and support network

10.2. Plan, assess and learn together

10.3. Professional dialogue is open and honest

10.4. Peer mentoring and Peer coaching

10.5. Co-teaching oppurtunities

11. Students collaborate with each other and take collective action

12. Regular Staff meetings, PD sessions, PLC, Study groups

13. A Commitment to Inclusion

13.1. Teachers extend learning for all students by creating an affirmative and responsive environment that considers student identities and embraces learner diversity from a strength-based perspective.

13.2. Sharing responsibility and providing equal oppurtunities.

13.3. Inclusive support structure takes into consideration: Confidentiality, agency and self efficacy,a deeper understanding of learning differences

13.3.1. The impact of labelling students

13.3.2. Clearly stated policies

14. The commitment to Health and Well Being

14.1. Promote the importance of agency: voice, choice and ownership

14.2. Develop resilience to face challenges and change

14.3. Nurture positive mental health and well being

14.4. Identifying psychological barriers preventing students' learning

14.5. Recognize the need for strong nurturing experiences

15. THE PYP STANCE ON STUDENT GROUPING

15.1. One of the IB approaches to teaching states: Teaching is inclusive and values diversity. It affirms students’ identities, and aims to create learning opportunities that enable every student to develop and pursue appropriate personal goals.

15.2. Recognize the need for strong nurturing relationships

16. Student Teacher Relationship

16.1. Teachers value students for who they are

16.1.1. Create lived experience to be able to relate to the child focusing on their their strengths, interests, perspectives, needs and aspirations

17. International Mindedness

17.1. embracing multilingualism to enhance intercultural dialogue and global engagement.

17.2. focusing student inquiries on global human commonalities

17.3. creating opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange and action in the local and global communities

18. The role of school and the learning community

18.1. Creating a culture of international-mindedness

18.2. Providing professional development

18.3. Making provisions for language learning

19. PYP leadership

19.1. Formal Leadership

19.1.1. Pedagogical Leadership Team

19.2. Informal Leadership

19.2.1. Student Leadership

20. Nurturing the school

21. Cultivating the Environment

22. COLLABORATION

22.1. Effective environment for Trans-disciplinary learning

22.1.1. Collaboration between grade level and subject level teachers

23. Learning Environment

23.1. Resources

24. Technology in the PYP

25. WHAT"S CHANGED? WHATS NEW??

25.1. Key Concepts

25.2. STAND ALONE SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES

25.3. http://blogs.ibo.org/sharingpyp/files/2018/02/2018-January-Learning-teaching-part-1-ENG.pdf

26. Sources: https://resources.ibo.org/pyp/framework/The-PYP-Framework/?c=9ca275f2