New to the PYP Workshop

Almost 40 parents gathered to learn more about the PYP programme at MIS today. Parents explored not only what is taught in the primary, but also how it is taught. This orientation covered key aspects of our programme as parents began their learning journey as PYP parents.

The goal of the orientation was for parents to feel empowered with more information about the PYP in order to contribute positively to their child’s learning. As PYP programmes can differ from school to school, understanding the PYP at MIS is key for a successful home-school relationship.

The workshop covered not only what we learn, but how we learn in the PYP.

What we learn – We learn through Units of Inquiry that include:

  • Concepts
  • Approaches to learning (ATL) – the skills
  • Learner profile attributes
  • Content knowledge that is transdisciplinary – language, math, social studies, science, physical education (PE), visual arts, information literacy, personal social education (PSE)

How do we learn in the PYP? We learn through:

  • Inquiry and play
  • Concepts
  • Reflection
  • Collaboration
  • Action

Parents also explored and discussed what they can do to support their child’s learning at MIS. This includes six key points summarized in this MIS graphic. Parents shared their perspectives in small groups, brainstormed and took notes that will help them take action.

We look forward to offering a range of in-person parent workshops this year to help our entire learning community engage with our programme.

Stay tuned for the next workshop.