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Learning experiences help unpack the intricate web of knowledge, skills, concepts, attitudes, and action in the PYP. However, many educators often struggle to design learning experiences that are relevant, significant, challenging, and engaging for their students. 

Written by Maggie Hos-McGrane, this book will walk you through the process of examining your learning experiences and provoke you with questions to redesign them with a goal to promote higher-order thinking. Discover frameworks and examples to understand how you can integrate technology, focus on higher-order thinking skills, and support student agency, to make your learning experiences truly come alive! 

Use this resource to:

  1. Explore frameworks that will help you shift from surface learning to higher-order thinking
  2. Unpack examples of learning experiences to get a glimpse of these frameworks in action
  3. Create learning experiences that promote creativity and student agency

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Maggie Hos-McGrane
Maggie has been an educator for over 30 years, 25 of these in international schools in Europe and Asia. She has taught students from age 3 to 18 in the IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes. Maggie has presented at international conferences including ISTE, Learning2, ECIS, AASSA and EARCOS, in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. She is passionate about the power of coaching to transform teaching and learning in schools. Maggie is a Google Innovator and has published several books about digital citizenship and technology integration as well as a recent book about coaching your colleagues in school. Maggie’s blog, Tech Transformation, has been read by over a million educators worldwide. In 2012 Maggie was recognized as one of the 365 heroes of education by Anthony Salcito, the Vice-President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft.
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Designing Engaging and Rigorous Learning Experiences
Learning Experiences help unpack the intricate web of knowledge, skills, concepts, attitudes and action in the PYP. However, many educators often struggle to design learning experiences that are relevant, significant, challenging and engaging for their students. Written by Maggie Hos-McGrane, this book will walk you through the process of examining your learning experiences and provoke you with questions to redesign them with a goal to promote higher-order thinking. Discover frameworks and examples to understand how you can integrate technology, focus on higher-order thinking skills and support student agency, to make your learning experiences truly come alive!