Explore a 5-step process for designing conceptual, transdisciplinary central ideas in the PYP!
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Like most things in the PYP, the process is more important than the product.  The process of co-creating central ideas empowers teaching teams, aligns thinking behind the goals of a unit, and sets the stage for authentic learning transfer across disciplines. We love helping teams bring their ideas to life, so we designed a clear and simple 5 step process for unpacking a unit and designing conceptual, transdisciplinary central ideas! Written by Cindy Blackburn, this ebook provides a step-by-step process any team can use to dive deeper into their unit concepts and facilitate meaningful discussions about a unit of inquiry.

You’ll learn:

  • The role of central ideas in the PYP
  • How to use the transdisciplinary theme to identify big ideas and concepts you will address in your unit
  • How to root your unit understandings within your subject-specific curriculum
  • How to identify connections and concepts that empower transdisciplinary transfer
  • How to evaluate and modify a central idea

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Cindy Blackburn
Cindy Blackburn is an experienced PYP educator and is passionate about sharing her learnings in the form of visual, engaging, easy-to-access teaching and learning resources. She works with the Toddle Team to support PYP educators as they grow in their practice. She is a believer in digital collaboration and loves connecting with teachers from around the world to share best practices.
Curriculum Planning, Inquiry-based Learning, Unit Plans and Experiences
Crafting Central Ideas: A 5-step Collaborative Process for PYP Teams
Like most things in the PYP, the process is more important than the product. The process of co-creating central ideas empowers teaching teams, aligns thinking behind the goals of a unit, and sets the stage for authentic learning transfer across disciplines. We love helping teams bring their ideas to life, so we designed a clear and simple 5 step process for unpacking a unit and designing conceptual, transdisciplinary central ideas! Written by Cindy Blackburn, this ebook provides a step-by-step process any team can use to dive deeper into their unit concepts and facilitate meaningful discussions about a unit of inquiry.