About the Meet-Up
Join us for a thought-provoking virtual meet-up designed for PYP schools in Australia and New Zealand. Come be a part of expert-led discussions on topics most relevant to you, take-away actionable insights, and expand your local professional network.
About the Sessions
Integrating Indigenous Perspectives in the PYP
Understanding and embracing local contexts is at the core of teaching and learning in the IB PYP. Join Maxine Driscoll to explore the importance of integrating Indigenous Perspectives into the curriculum and make these an integral part of all aspects of teaching and learning in your community.
- Understand why it is important to focus on indigenous and aboriginal perspectives in the PYP
- Acquire effective strategies to ensure authentic integration in all aspects of teaching and learning
- Learn how to inspire meaningful student action within and outside of the school community
Does questioning boost student engagement?
Spoiler alert! Questioning does boost engagement – but only when it’s the right type of questions at the right time for the right purpose. Typical rates of engagement across a learning experience are approximately 50% (Yair, 2000; Gallup, 2023). When the most common form of questioning is used, this drops to one-third! Join this session to discover how inquiry could help student engagement rise to approximately two-thirds.
- Know when students are (or are not) engaging – remember, looks can be deceptive!
- Explore tested strategies to increase student engagement and participation
- Discover the importance of wait times and how to improve these for everyone
- Learn ways to build exploratory talk into everyday classroom interactions
Click here to download James Nottingham’s The Learning Pit illustration so you can integrate questioning, foster LPAs, and encourage dialogue and reflection amongst your students.