Embedding ATL skills in the MYP Unit Planner
How to craft a robust ATL statement
Nadia Abdallah
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The key to making any unit planner an authentic one, is ensuring that all of the components in the planner align with one another. ATL skills are more effective when they are linked to content knowledge that is relevant, engaging and transferable. Although ATL skills are not assessed, they are still incorporated into the planner, in order to build on skills that not only support the student within the subject matter but also allow him or her to transfer the skills into other subjects as well. 

In this Educator Tips video, learn about crafting robust ATL statements with MYP workshop leader Nadia Abdallah. Use Nadia’s method to embed ATL skills into your unit planner! 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to craft an ATL statement
  • How to link ATL components and subject-specific objectives (strands)
  • How to combine  ATL components to create meaningful learning experiences

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Nadia Abdallah
Nadia Abdallah
Nadia Abdallah holds a B.A in English from Montclair State University, an M.A in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on a doctorate in TESOL Education at the University of Exeter. Nadia is also an IB workshop leader and examiner and a team visitor for the Council of International Schools (CIS). She has published articles regarding standardized testing and bilingual education, and is a firm believer in equal access to education. With over 15 years of teaching and coaching experience, Nadia has held positions such as IB English teacher, IBMYP Coordinator and most recently, K-12 Director of Teaching and Learning, Chair of the CIS Committee, Head of the English Department (K-12) and MYP Principal.
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