MYP Planning Meet-Up
Join MYP educators from around the world to share their planning journeys
October 16, 2021
Sessions from 9:00 am GMT onwards
Damian Rentoule, Tracy Waller, Terry Linton, Aidan Hammond, Oliver Shearman, Sheeza Ali, Lisa McKeon Joassaint, Calum Stuart & Charlie Silva
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Unit planning is a highly personal journey for all educators. And the unit plan is often where this journey gets captured. This interactive Meet-Up is designed for MYP educators and coordinators to share their planning journeys, and reflect on how the different components of  a unit plan come together. Featuring a keynote, followed by subject-specific breakout sessions, this half day virtual event is your chance to visualise what a compelling unit plan ought to look like!

Meet-Up Objectives:

  • Explore inquiry, action and reflection for unit planning
  • Unpack sample unit plans for all MYP subject groups
  • Collaborate with like-minded peers on good planning practices

Session Overviews

Session 1: Big Questions of MYP Planning

(60mins) 9AM GMT | 2.30PM IST | 5PM ACT

In his keynote, Damian will explore the connections between the various parts of an MYP unit plan. He will also discuss how units should reflect student experiences, and highlight some pertinent questions that we can consider as we plan our units. At this session, we will also launch an exciting new resource to help educators visualise the MYP better!

Speaker: Damian Rentoule

Session 2: My Favourite Unit Plans: A Visual Tour

(90 mins) 10.15AM GMT | 3.45PM IST | 6.15PM ACT

At each of these subject-specific sessions, inspirational MYP educators from around the world will walk you through one unit plan for their subject – what inspired them, how they sparked inquiry, and how they approached learning experiences and assessments. We will also release subject-specific MYP guides featuring examples, strategies and important planning insights!

The sessions will be hosted by the following speakers: 

  1. Language and literature: Tracy Waller
  2. Mathematics: Terry Linton
  3. Design: Aidan Hammond
  4. Science: Oliver Shearman
  5. Language acquisition: Sheeza Ali
  6. Individuals and societies: Lisa Joassaint
  7. Physical and health education: Calum Stuart
  8. Music: Charlie Silva

Please select the sessions you’d like to attend while registering above.

Talk hosts
Damian Rentoule
Head of school
Tracy Waller
DP coordinator, MYP language and literature teacher
Terry Linton
Assistant head of middle school
Aidan Hammond
Head of Design Technology
Oliver Shearman
Interdisciplinary STEM educator
Sheeza Ali
Dean of academics & MYP coordinator
Lisa McKeon Joassaint
MYP educator
Calum Stuart
Middle school curriculum coordinator
Charlie Silva
MYP and DP Music educator

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Damian Rentoule
Dr Damian Rentoule is the Head of School at Hiroshima International School, Japan and author of the book, Conversations for a Global Child. With over 20 years of experience leading IB programs in international schools, Damian's focus is on the alignment of what we say we do in schools (our policy and intentions), with what we actually do in schools (our practice). Damian also has a special interest in building peaceful school cultures that support learning diversity and inclusion.
Tracy Waller
Tracy Waller is the DP Coordinator at Edubridge International School, Mumbai, India. She has been the Personal Project Coordinator and the Head of the English department, and teaches MYP Language and literature. She is passionate about creating impactful learning experiences.
Terry Linton
Terry Linton is the Assistant Head of Middle School at Keystone Academy in Beijing. He is an experienced international educator. He teaches mathematics and has taught integrated sciences. He is a Concept-Based Trainer Certified by Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning. Terry holds an undergraduate degree in Education from Brandon University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba, and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Portsmouth. In his free time, Terry plays ice hockey in the Beijing International Ice Hockey league and is busy raising twin daughters.
Aidan Hammond
Aidan is an experienced Design educator interested in curriculum development, interdisciplinary learning, and developing critical and creative thinking skills for solving design opportunities. His interests also include design thinking, sustainable design and education, mentoring teachers, and developing resources to support learners in their design journeys. Aidan is currently Head of Design Technology at Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea.
Oliver Shearman
Oliver is an astrophysicist by training and has previously been a STEM education academic for the IB MYP curriculum development team. He has taught in several different schools, and tutored students for over a decade. He now enjoys creating content and undertaking exciting projects for education and technology companies.
Sheeza Ali
Sheeza has been an educator across international curriculums since 2007. She is an IB Continuum Workshop Leader, MYP Programme leader, and School Visit Team Member. She is also an IBDP Examiner and French educator. She is a proponent of experiential learning, multilingualism and promotes a learning environment that is both exciting and rigorous. She is currently the Dean of Academics and MYP Coordinator at BLISS International School, Pune.
Lisa McKeon Joassaint
Lisa has been teaching MYP Individuals and Societies since 2008. She has taught for 16 years in American and International schools in Haiti, Sri Lanka and currently teaches at the ACS Hillingdon International School, London. Trained as an intermediate/senior French and History teacher in Canada, Lisa is a secondary school Social Studies and DP History teacher and Head of Grade 10 currently. Shae has been an IB workshop leader since 2013, and has previously held several leadership positions including MYP Coordinator, ATL leader and Head of Department for her school. She enjoys working with curriculum across levels and the flexibility of the MYP.
Calum Stuart
Cal is the Middle School Curriculum Coordinator at The International Community School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has over 12 years of international experience having worked in Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, and South Korea. During this time, he has held teaching roles in IB MYP Physical and Health Education, MYP Science, and IB DP Sports Science. Cal is also a IBEN member, being associated with the IB as an MYP Consultant, MYP School Visiting Leader, and an MYP & Continuum Workshop Leader.
Charlie Silva
Charlie has been teaching music in different schools over the past 10 years. He has been a senior BQC reviewer for the Arts and has written an exemplar unit to be featured in the revised Arts guide. Charlie has studied Music Education at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Charlie believes the key to effective units in the MYP is to make your units correlate to careers in music. He is currently an MYP and DP Music educator at Universal American School of Dubai.
MYP, Unit Planning
MYP Planning Meet-Up
Session 1: Big Questions of MYP Planning
(60mins) 9AM GMT | 2.30PM IST | 5PM ACT

In his keynote, Damian will explore the connections between the various parts of an MYP unit plan. He will also discuss how units should reflect student experiences, and highlight some pertinent questions that we can consider as we plan our units. At this session, we will also launch an exciting new resource to help educators visualise the MYP better!
Speaker: Damian Rentoule

Session 2: My Favourite Unit Plans: A Visual Tour
(90 mins) 10.15AM GMT | 3.45PM IST | 6.15PM ACT

At each of these subject-specific sessions, inspirational MYP educators from around the world will walk you through one unit plan for their subject - what inspired them, how they sparked inquiry, and how they approached learning experiences and assessments. We will also release subject-specific MYP guides featuring examples, strategies and important planning insights!

The sessions will be hosted by the following speakers:
  1. Language and literature: Tracy Waller
  2. Mathematics: Terry Linton
  3. Design: Aidan Hammond
  4. Science: Oliver Shearman
  5. Language acquisition: Sheeza Ali
  6. Individuals and societies: Lisa Joassaint
  7. Physical and health education: Calum Stuart
  8. Music: Charlie Silva