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International Baccalaureate Candidate Program

Welcome to the World of  IB - PYP
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"The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students ages 3-12 or in the elementary grades. Clyde Erwin began adopting IB-PYP philosophies in the 2009-2010 school year and became a candidate school in the 2011-2012 school year. This transition has been a natural one for Clyde Erwin Elementary and we are excited about submitting our Application for Authorization in October 2012 and hosting an Authorization site visit in the spring of 2013.

International Baccalaureate PYP programs seek to provide learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant, where international-mindedness flourishes. Inquiry into specific concepts or central ideas drives the instruction, with teachers and students working together through the inquiry process.

Collaboration is encouraged as students make real-world connections using real-world skills and strategies.

Specific information regarding the IB-PYP program can be obtained by contacting the school PYP coordinator or by visiting the IB website at www.ibo.org."

 

CLYDE ERWIN ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOL'S IB UNITS:

(Click grade level to view IB Units on each grade chair's page)


KINDERGARTEN            FIRST GRADE            SECOND GRADE

 

THIRD GRADE                FOURTH GRADE        FIFTH GRADE


KEY CONCEPTS

Causation
(Why is it like this?)

The understanding that things do not just happen, that there are causal relationships at work, and that actions have consequences.


Change
(How is it changing?)

The understanding that change is the process of movement from one state to another. It is universal and inevitable.


Connection
(How is it connected to other things?)

The understanding that we live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others.


Form
(What is it like?)

The understanding that everything has a form with recognizable features that can be observed, identified, described and categorized.

 

Function
(How does it work?)

The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or a way of behaving that can be investigated.


Perspective
(What are the points of view?)

The understanding that knowledge is moderated by perspectives; different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings and findings; perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary.


Reflection
(How do we know?)

The understanding that there are different ways of knowing, that it is important to reflect on our conclusions, to consider our methods of reasoning, and the quality and reliability of the evidence we have considered.


Responsibility
(What is our responsibility?)

The understanding that people make choices based upon their understandings, and the actions they take as a result do make a difference.

 

 

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