Encouraging and Growing Questions in the PYP
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Kristen Blum
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About the Talk

Student questions make the foundation of every inquiry classroom. Yet, teachers often wonder about ways to provoke meaningful student questions. In this webinar, Kristen explores questioning and how to elicit deep and meaningful questions from students. She unpacks her resource, “Importance of Questions in the PYP”, and provides ready-to-use strategies to help foster students agency through questions. 

Join us to discover ways to establish a strong foundation for inquiry and core strategies for drawing questions into a learning environment. In a world that really wants answers, we explore how questions are at the heart of learning and learner agency.

Dive into easy-to-use strategies to elicit student questions with Kristen’s resource here.

Join Kristen as she unpacks her resource and shares tips and strategies in her webinar here.

Key Objectives 

  • Discover techniques for building a strong foundation for inquiry and safe questioning.
  • Take away strategies that help you elicit powerful student questions.
  • Practice questioning strategies with colleagues from around the world.

Talk host
Kristen Blum
Experienced PYP Educator and Coordinator
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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Kristen Blum
Kristen Blum is a PYP practitioner, currently teaching 5th grade at Gems World Academy in Chicago. She lived overseas for 13 years, teaching and leading in PYP schools throughout Asia. She has led teacher workshops on assessment, planning, inquiry and literacy in the PYP.
Classroom Ideas, Inquiry
Encouraging and Growing Questions in the PYP
Student questions make the foundation of every inquiry classroom. Yet, teachers often wonder about ways to provoke meaningful student questions. In this webinar, Kristen explores questioning and how to elicit deep and meaningful questions from students. She unpacks her resource, "Importance of Questions in the PYP", and provides ready-to-use strategies to help foster students agency through questions. Join us to discover ways to establish a strong foundation for inquiry and core strategies for drawing questions into a learning environment. In a world that really wants answers, we explore how questions are at the heart of learning and learner agency.