PYPx – A beginner’s guide
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Reyna Lazarou & Lydia van Berkhout
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About the talk

Sometimes, the hardest part of doing something new is knowing how to get started. If you’re part of a candidate school, a first timer to the exhibition process, or just starting to explore how the exhibition might look, this talk is for you! Join PYP coordinator Lydia van Berkhout and elementary school innovation coach, Reyna Lazarou, to explore how to move from ideas to action when planning the PYP Exhibition. Come away with strategies to keep the focus on what’s most important for the students, school, and context, while planning the PYPx.

Key insights you don’t want to miss

  • Find a balance between student autonomy and teacher assistance
  • Discover strategies and tools to equip yourself with a plan that can withstand setbacks 
  • Learn strategies to engage your learning community and make the PYP exhibition meaningful for your school’s context
Speakers
Reyna Lazarou
Elementary School Innovation Coach
Lydia van Berkhout
Director of Curriculum and Learning and PYP Coordinator
Disclaimer - This event is organised independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle’s events and webinars are organised to enable an exchange of practices and ideas within the educator community and are not a replacement for official IB workshops. Views and opinions expressed by the speakers are their personal views and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB. Please seek assistance from your school’s IB coordinator and/or refer to official IB documents before implementing shared ideas and strategies in your classroom.

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Reyna Lazarou
Reyna serves as an Innovation Coach at the American International School of Guangzhou where she supports elementary educators in designing meaningful and authentic learning experiences for students through the lens of technology and pedagogical design. She is passionate about inquiry and student agency, and brings a new perspective to conversations about leveraging tools and resources to strengthen teaching practices and learning outcomes.
Lydia van Berkhout
Lydia van Berkhout is the Director of Curriculum and Learning/PYP Coordinator at the American International School of Guangzhou. She has over 20 years of experience in education and has worked in many PYP schools around the world. Lydia is a life long learner, reflective practitioner and passionate about empowering others. She is dedicated to creating collaborative, purposeful, and engaged communities that inspire learning, promote innovation and develop a growth mindset.
PYP Exhibition
PYPx – A beginner’s guide
Sometimes the hardest part of doing something new is knowing how to get started. If you’re part of a candidate school, a first timer to the exhibition process, or just starting to explore how the exhibition might look, this session is for you! Join PYP Coordinator Lydia van Berkhout and elementary school innovation coach, Reyna Lazarou, to explore how to move from ideas to action when planning the PYP Exhibition while keeping the focus on what’s most important for the students, school, and context.