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Transcript of PYP EXHIBITION 2012-2013

30th October,2014
IB Mission
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
IB Mission
To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community.
The PYP exhibition has a number of key purposes:

For students to engage in an in-depth, collaborative inquiry.
To provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning
To provide students with an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives.
For students to synthesize and apply their learning of previous years and to reflect upon their journey through the PYP.

To provide an authentic process for assessing student understanding.

To demonstrate how students can take action as a result of their learning.

To unite the students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community in a collaborative experience that incorporates the essential elements of the PYP.

To celebrate the transition of learners from primary to middle/secondary education.
Essential features
To provide an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB learner profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.
To incorporate all the key concepts.
To synthesize aspects of all six transdisciplinary themes.
To offer opportunities for students to display attitudes.
To provide opportunities for students to engage in action.
To represent a process where students are engaged in a collaborative and student-led, in-depth inquiry facilitated by teachers.
The role of
the student
Show an understanding of the purpose and requirements of the exhibition (guidelines and planning instructions should be provided by the teacher)

Participate in selecting a real-life issue or problem for the exhibition.

Develop the inquiry by helping to decide on a central idea, lines of inquiry and student questions.
Collaboratively plan learning and assessment experiences.
Carry out an open-ended inquiry into a real-life issue or problem.
Demonstrate an understanding of the components of the PYP, in particular the IB learner profile.
Demonstrate an understanding of the five essential elements—knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action.
Select and utilize a variety of strategies and resources to meet the outcomes of the inquiry( first-hand experiences, interviews, surveys, field visits, artifacts, science investigations, working models, not just book and/or Internet research).

Be academically honest when referring to their sources of information.

Communicate effectively with teachers, peers and parents.

Reflect on the components of and processes involved in the exhibition; they should keep a journal or portfolio of their planning, draft pieces of work, sketches and photographs of work in progress as well as the final product.
Role of teachers
Initiate, facilitate and guide the exhibition process; teachers should facilitate the process of the exhibition rather than teaching directly, with the exception of particular skills and/or knowledge that is required in order for the students to proceed with their chosen inquiry.

Plan collaboratively with other teachers.

Communicate regularly with students, parents and other participants.

Develop essential agreements with students regarding academic honesty to ensure that they are taking responsibility for their learning.
Ensure the participation of all students by considering their interests, accommodating learning styles and needs, and by determining prior knowledge.
Empower the students to feel able to take action as a result of the exhibition.
Assess the exhibition process ensuring all the essential elements are included.
Role of parents
Have an understanding of the purpose and requirements of the exhibition.

Support and encourage students and teachers throughout the process of inquiry.

Be informed by reading newsletters, attending meetings, checking school websites, talking with students.

Help students to access resources—people, places, media and information.

Provide expert subject knowledge where applicable.
Encourage independent inquiry and respect student ownership of the process.
Have an opportunity to reflect on and give feedback on the exhibition.
Celebrate with the students by attending the staging of the exhibition.
The Chronogram
Starting point
As students initiate the inquiry process, they will be divided into smaller groups by tutors. (Max. 5 children each.)
The inquiry.
The most important process in the PYP exhibition, therefore the most demanding, extensive and challenging.
Action plan
A useful plan to be carried out within their community (A personal or social one.) The most important outcome in the whole process.
The Presentation
Formal presentation.

To be presented in the same inquiry groups.

To be done in their own classrooms.

To show inquiry results and the action plan.
Artistic display:

It is the second presentation held at the coliseum.

Students may choose a specific area to work on.
Students will be divided into different skills taking into account their talents and likes.
Students will go through any of the following areas: art, music, rhythm, languages and drama in order to demonstrate the acquired concepts.
Each group will have the chance to create and construct their very own central idea and lines of inquiry.
This year's PYP Exhibition!!
How We Share the Planet
An exploration of our rights and responsibilities as we try to share finite resources with other people, with other living things; of communities and of the relationships with and between them.
Central idea:
Sustainable development in societies represents a common purpose for future generations.
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