International Baccalaureate Candidate Program
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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
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
(Click grade level to view IB Units on each grade
(Why is it like this?)
The understanding that things do not just happen, that there are
causal relationships at work, and that actions have
(How is it changing?)
The understanding that change is the process of movement from
one state to another. It is universal and inevitable.
(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.
(What is it like?)
The understanding that everything has a form with recognizable
features that can be observed, identified, described and
(How does it work?)
The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or a way
of behaving that can be investigated.
(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.
(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.
(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