Our School and Community

Our School and Community

Hardback Pyp Springboard

By (author) Simon Davidson, By (author) Stefanie Waterman


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  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 320mm x 100mm | 3,720g
  • Publication date: 27 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444147404
  • ISBN 13: 9781444147407
  • Sales rank: 1,872,153

Product description

PYP Springboard inquiry boxes can be used flexibly by teachers and students of the International Baccalaureate(R) Primary Years Programme, supporting a school's inquiry programme and the teaching of the units of inquiry. The Our School and Community Inquiry Box is for ages 6-9. It contains a collection of mixed-ability non-fiction books to enable students to practise research skills and explore their own lines of inquiry within the unit. The teacher's manual gives guidance and support offering: - Links to the appropriate transdisciplinary themes and skills, key concepts and PYP attitudes - Suggestions for central ideas - Questions to ask the students to provoke meaningful discussion and inquiry - Ideas for learning engagements - Flexible assessment sheets and research organisers - Formative and summative assessment ideas - Links to the learner profile - Links to other disciplinary concepts. To view the entire range of PYP products, click here

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Author information

Simon Davidson currently works as independent educational consultant, supporting schools with evaluation, leadership and curriculum development. He has had a variety of roles in international education, including founding the International School of Como as headteacher and working as a principal in Germany. He was editor of the book Taking the PYP Forward, with Steven Carber, which reviewed a wide variety of areas of current best practice for PYP schools. Stefanie Waterman is a PYP teacher with over 15 years experience in international education. She has had a variety of roles, including PYP coordinator of Southbank International School Kensington in the UK.

Table of contents

Box Up to 15 non-fiction books 32 page Teacher's Manual A4 list of the books in the box (for reference) Manual Series overview What is our purpose? Links to the transdisciplinary themes Main ideas of the unit Central ideas What do we want to learn? Key concepts Tips on how to guide lines of inquiry KWL chart How might we know what we have learned? Assessment opportunities Ideas for formative assessment Ideas for summative assessment Assessment good practice Assessment sheet How best might we learn? Tuning-in activities Ideas for learning engagements Disciplinary concepts Transdisciplinary skills Example Research Organiser PYP attitudes What resources need to be gathered? Resources and the classroom environment Aspects for English language learners Supporting and extending students with learning differences Planner ideas Assessment and research sheets