Learning Outcomes

What will you be able to do upon completion of this MiniCourse?

  • Understand the PYP unit planning process and available unit templates.

  • Determine the concepts that will drive the purpose for student learning.

  • Draft foundational components of a transdisciplinary unit of inquiry.

MiniCourse Overview

    1. Getting Started

    2. Finding Your Way

    3. What to Expect

    4. Confirming Learning

    5. Let's Go

    1. Focus: Introduction

    2. Focus: Learning Outcomes

    3. MiniPD Learning Log

    4. How to download and save the MiniPD Learning Log

    1. Explore 1: Collaborative Planning Process

    2. Explore 1a: Collaborative Planning Process

    3. Explore 2: PYP Planner Templates

    4. Explore 2a: PYP Planner Templates

    5. Reflect

    1. Explore 1: A Concept Driven Curriculum

    2. Explore 1a: Concepts and Conceptual Understanding

    3. Explore 1b: Examples of Related Concepts

    4. Explore 1c: Key Concepts

    5. Explore 1d: Foundations for High Quality Units: Concepts, Care and Ownership

    6. Explore 2: Transdisciplinary Themes

    7. Explore 2a: Transdisciplinary Theme Descriptors

    8. Explore 3: Central Ideas

    9. Explore 3a: Central Idea Checklist

    10. Explore 3b: Central Idea Video

    11. Explore 4: Lines of Inquiry

    12. Explore 4a: Lines of Inquiry Checklist

    13. Interact

    1. Take Action

    2. Reflect

    3. Confirm: Quiz

    1. Continue learning with MiniPD

    2. Discuss with colleagues

About this course

  • 34 lessons

Meet the MiniCourse Coach

Erica Chiotti

Erica Chiotti has served in education for over 20 years, including work as a classroom teacher, university professor and instructional mentor and coach. She is actively involved in many facets of education, including collaborative planning, instructional implementation, assessment and reflecting on teaching and learning across multiple grade levels and content areas. Additionally, she is passionate about facilitating engaging professional development and supporting educators as they implement new ideas and strategies with their learners. Erica earned a master's degree in education from George Fox University and holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Idaho. In addition to her work in schools, she serves as an IB consultant, workshop facilitator and site visit team leader, and a MiniPD Coach for Faria. Through her vast experience with teaching and learning, Erica loves to make connections with others in order to provide high quality experiences for educators and learners.

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