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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand how inquiry is vital to an MYP unit plan

  • Create the unit plan on ManageBac

  • See the connection of the inquiry steps

  • Understand the expectations of MYP Building Quality Curriculum

Course curriculum

    1. Getting Started

    2. Finding Your Way

    3. What to Expect

    4. Confirming Learning

    5. Let's Go

    1. Focus: Introduction to the MYP Unit Planning Process and Inquiry

    2. Focus: Introduction to the MYP Unit Planning Process and Inquiry

    3. MYP Unit Planner Template and Exemplar

    4. MiniPD Learning Log

    5. How to download and save the MiniPD Learning Log

    1. Aims of this Chapter

    2. Explore 1: Why inquiry?

    3. Explore 1a: What is inquiry?

    4. Explore 1b: Why inquiry?

    5. Explore 1c: Authentic Inquiry Rubric

    6. Explore 2: Why do we connect inquiry with content?

    7. Explore 3a: Why are questions so important?

    8. Explore 3b: Questions as the Heart of Inquiry

    9. Explore 3c: Why are questions so important?

    10. Reflect: On Inquiry

    11. Resources: Sample Inquiry Journal and Inquiry Questions

    1. Aims of this Chapter

    2. Explore 1: Creating Engaging Units

    3. Movie 1: Setting Up the Unit on ManageBac

    4. Explore 2: Creating an Exemplar Inquiry Section

    5. Movie 2: Key Concepts

    6. Movie 3: Related Concepts, Global Contexts, and Statement of Inquiry

    7. Movie 4: Inquiry Questions

    8. Movie 5: Helpful Reminders for Inquiry

    9. Interact

    1. Aims of this Chapter

    2. Take action: Draft Inquiry Section

    3. Reflect - Why the Concepts?

    4. Confirm: Inquiry Quiz

    1. Additional Resources for Help in Inquiry

    2. Continue learning with MiniPD

    3. Discuss with colleagues

About this course

  • 39 lessons

Meet the MiniCourse Coach

MiniPD Coach Jarrett Brown

Jarrett Brown is currently the Assistant Head of Secondary/MYP Coordinator at Leman International School, a Nord Anglia school, in Chengdu, China. He has taught DP History, DP Language and Literature, MYP Language and Literature, MYP I&S, MYP Language Acquisition, CAS and Personal Project. He is an MYP Workshop Leader, Site Visitor, Reader, and Building Quality Curriculum senior reviewer, as well as an MYP Subject Leader for Managebac. Previously, he has worked in international schools in a variety of roles including Action and Service Coordinator, I&S Department Head, Camp Coordinator and Swim Team Coach. He has worked at Suzhou Singapore International School, Qatar Academy and the American International School of Salzburg. Jarrett is passionate about meaningful, real world connections in the curriculum.

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