The PYP Exhibition
What is Exhibition? �Collaborative and student-led, indepth inquiry facilitated by teachers �Synthesizes the essential elements of the PYP �Culminating experience to allow students to exhibit IB learner profile �Take action and offer solutions to reallife issues or problems
Purpose of Exhibition Allow students to: - show responsibility to demonstrate independence for their own learning - explore multiple perspectives - synthesize & apply learning from the PYP journey - take action based on their learning - transition from PYP to MYP Authentic process for assessing student understanding Unites students, parents, teachers & school community
Essential Features IB learner profile attributes Key concepts Six Trandisciplinary Themes Transdisciplinary Skills Attitudes Engage in Action Explore significant and relevant knowledge Ongoing and thorough assessment Collaborative & student-led
Connections to the Curriculum The Exhibition is concept based so it is tied to various subjects within the curriculum. We are able to achieve numerous specific learner outcomes throughout the process. Language Arts, Religion, Social Studies, Science, Health, Art are some of the various subject areas that will be covered.
Role of the Student Understanding of the purpose and requirements Select a real-life issue or problem Help create central idea, lines of inquiry and student questions Collaboratively plan learning and assessment experiences Carry out open-ended inquiry Understand components of the PYP 5 essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action Research a variety of sources (includes more than books and internet)
Role of the Student (con’t) Be academically honest when citing sources Communicate effectively with teachers, peers and parents Reflect on the components and process (journal) Complete self and peer assessment Celebrate learning on Exhibition evening
Role of the Parent/Guardian Understanding of the purpose and requirements Support and encourage students and teacher Read newsletters, emails and the blog, attend meetings, talk with students Help students access resources (people, places, media and information) Provide expert knowledge if applicable Act as mentors when necessary Encourage independent inquiry and respect student ownership throughout the process Opportunity to reflect on process & give feedback (check & comment on weekly goals and checklist) Celebrate with students on Exhibition evening
Getting Started Real World Assignment – catalyst
Where Are We? What’s Next? The students have decided to focus on Peace and Freedom – Sharing the Planet (Theme) Our Central Idea is…. Circumstances that affect people’s access to opportunities Our Lines of Inquiry are…. Commonalities that connect humans around the world 2) People’s perspective on the rights and responsibilities of others 3) The ways in which people respond to opportunities 4) Individual responsibility to create peaceful action 1) Next, the students will be creating questions
How will the students be assessed? �Students will use various self assessment tools �The students’ peers, class teachers, mentors, parents, will also be involved in the assessment process �The group as a whole is not assessed but rather the individual will be assessed on knowledge, skills, action, profile and attitudes. �The students will be keeping a reflective journal �Look for Exhibition comments on the report card �There is no final grade for Exhibition
Something for us all to remember… ü Sometimes there will be lot of discussion and thought but this will not always result in a product. (process and skill development) ü Students (and adults) need time and space to wonder about things and consider their plans. ü This is why we place so much emphasis on the journals. The journals will show the students’ engagement and their developing understanding of the issue. ü This year the students will be reflecting using Kid Blog. The students will reflect on Friday. There is a place for parents to respond. Parental response is highly encouraged to benefit student progress.
Please let us know if you are an expert with our topic or know of someone who is willing to share their expertise We will be updating information with a teacher blog on Kid Blog. As well, the virtual classroom will include important dates and information.
Thank-you for coming this evening and supporting your children on their Exhibition journey