PYP Inquiry Meet-up

Breńe Brown rightly says,
“having access to the right words can open up entire universes.”
Breńe Brown rightly says, “having access to the right words can open up entire universes.”
Inviting all PYP educators to come uncover the endless possibilities that inquiry offers! Join us for a 4-session meet-up as we use inquiry as a tool to uncover new worlds.
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About the Meet-Up

Are you an enthusiastic PYP educator constantly wondering how to make magic happen in your classroom?

Join us for a 3-session meet-up with Angela MeeLee, Kimberly Mitchell, and Misty Paterson for a virtual journey into how to plan and facilitate inquiry!

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Misty Paterson

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Whether you are an administrator, teacher, or parent, understanding why inquiry works is an important part of advocating for the needs of your students and school. Join Kimberly Mitchell, as she makes a case for inquiry and leads a discussion around what inquiry is and why it is a leading pedagogy.

Get a quick snapshot of all the cases Kimberly offers here.

Kimberly Mitchell

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As teachers, how might we invite students to lead the conversation around learning? Join early years expert Angela MeeLee as she explores inquiry as a pedagogy of listening. She will discuss some of the foundations of Reggio Emilia schools and share strategies for planning and responding to provocations.

Angela MeeLee

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Disclaimer - This webinar is organised independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle's events and webinars are organised to enable exchange of practices and ideas within the educator community and are not a replacement for the IB official workshops. Views and opinions expressed by the speakers are their personal views and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB.

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Kimberly Mitchell
Kimberly Mitchell is the founder of Inquiry Partners, author of the book 'Experience Inquiry', and former Chair of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Americas Regional Board. Over the last 30 years, she has worked in the United States, Ecuador, Greece, and Argentina, as an elementary and middle teacher, a school principal (Diploma and PYP), a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and a program director at the Teach for All organization. Kimberly earned her BA from Skidmore College and her MA from Stanford University. She currently teaches inquiry and comparative international education at the University of Washington’s College of Education in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Nita Luthria Row
A former school leader with 12 years of teaching experience in the IB DP and PYP, Nita now works in the social sector at an organisation which believes that quality education is the right of every child in India. She has a passion for words and languages and is now trying to learn to speak Kannada. A forever learner, Nita loves to read and is currently trying to up her sourdough baking game.
Chad Hyatt
Chad Hyatt has been an educator for 25 years. He has been a PYP teacher, PYP coordinator, MYP coordinator, and PYP/MYP instructional coach across the USA. He was a key transdisciplinary learning committee member for the PYP review process and a committee member for the IB program standards and practices design sprint. He has been an Association of Hoosier IB World Schools Board Member since 2015, serving as the MYP vice-president. He is an independent educational consultant with experience in designing and facilitating face-to-face and virtual PD.
Misty Paterson
Misty Paterson is a seasoned facilitator and certified concept-based teaching consultant with over 20 years of experience in primary and university contexts. Founder of Pop-Up Studio and author of the best-selling book 'Pop-Up Studio', Misty champions a creative approach to education. She empowers educators to integrate concepts, inquiry, and play into multimodal studio spaces at a kitchen table, around a microscope, under a tree, across a classroom desk - anywhere, really! Misty has inspired hundreds of educators, learners, and families to pop-up-learning with concepts, materials, and hands-on learning.

Currently pursuing a PhD, she has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
Angela MeeLee
Angela Mee Lee has lived internationally for over 20 years and worked at schools in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, India and Vietnam. In her present role as Early Year Music facilitator, Angela brings unique artistic expertise to the early childhood learning community by expanding and deepening the ideas of teachers and young children through engagements with materials and musical expression. With over eight years of pioneering different ateliers, Angela introduces ways for schools to start building inspiring learning environments and concrete ideas to develop an authentic transdisciplinary program. She believes building an atelier space is the first step for a community to review mindset and scaffold the potential for change.