Relationships, Play and Environment in the PYP Early Years
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Aga Chojnacka
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About the Talk

Through this workshop, unpack the key elements of PYP Early Years through the building blocks of relationships, play and environment. Explore and reflect on the best practices for each of these areas and the new normal conditioning and considerations for them. Reflect on your current classroom practices regarding social and emotional aspects of working with children post and mid Covid-19 crisis. Also explore the role of the PYP Coordinator in supporting Early Years educators, parents and learners in the process of understanding, participating in and celebrating play as a way of knowing.

You will come away with an understanding that “all play is purposeful” and “all play matters” and a call to action on how to further your inquiry into symbolic play and hundred languages of children.

Explore

  • The role of relationships, environment and play as building blocks of Early Years in the PYP
  • The many roles and identities of a PYP teacher
  • The role of a PYP Coordinator in supporting the Early Years 
  • Considerations for building a strong Early Years community
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Speaker
Aga Chojnacka
PYP Coordinator, IGB International School, Kuala Lumpur
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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Aga Chojnacka
Aga Chojnacka is a leader of learning, maker, play advocate, and SDGs goalkeeper. She holds a B.A in Teaching English to Young Learners and a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics - Teaching and Translation. In her life and work, Aga is driven by values of courage and kindness. Throughout her professional life, she has worked across Europe and Asia as a PYP Teacher (17 years), curriculum director and coordinator (13 years), professional learning coach, maker space facilitator, and consultant (7years). Aga’s professional expertise and inquiry focus on building culturally responsive communities, life- long learning, agency by design, play as a way of knowing and the environment as the 3rd teacher. She is a mom to two amazing TCKs (Nina 12, Zoja and dogs Yaro and Gerald. Aga and her family are currently based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia where they are a part of the IGB International School community of learners.
Early Years
Relationships, Play and Environment in the PYP Early Years
Through this workshop, unpack the key elements of PYP Early Years through the building blocks of relationships, play and environment. Explore and reflect on the best practices for each of these areas and the new normal conditioning and considerations for them. Reflect on your current classroom practices regarding social and emotional aspects of working with children post and mid Covid-19 crisis. Also explore the role of the PYP Coordinator in supporting Early Years educators, parents and learners in the process of understanding, participating in and celebrating play as a way of knowing. You will come away with an understanding that “all play is purposeful” and “all play matters” and a call to action on how to further your inquiry into symbolic play and hundred languages of children.