PYP Resources

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Primary Years Programme (PYP)

PYP Resources Website provides a variety of current inquiry-based resources and general insight into the International Baccalaureate Primary years Programme (PYP). A complete explanation is provided by the IBO in the PYP document, From Principles into Practice. Due to IBO copyright requirements only a limited amount of information is quoted From Principles into Practice, on this page. To view the entire document a school must be authorized by the IBO. Find out more about becoming an IB World School HERE.

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) Explained

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Introduction to the PYP

Source: IBO Web Page HERE

PYP Framework Brochure

PYP Programme Brochure.pdf
Source: IBO Web Page HERE

Unpacking the PYP: Webinar & A Visual Guide to the PYP

The following two resources give a very good overview of understanding the PYP. The resources cover:

    • What are essential parts of Transdisciplinary Learning that we need to know, understand, and be able to do

    • How to use the Approaches to Learning while designing units of inquiry and learning experiences

    • What are some go-to strategies to make inquiry happen in the classroom

The first 5 minutes talks about Toddle - Cindy's part starts at 5:00 min.Webinar Source: Cindy Blackburn & Toddle [58:00]
Visual-Guide-to-the-PYP-Playbook.pdf

A Visual Guide to the PYP - From Principle to Practice



Source: Cindy Blackburn & Toddle [80 Pages] - Cindy's Twitter Page

Benefits of the Primary Years Programme (PYP)


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Taught in over 109 countries around the world, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework is uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understandings; strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.

Learn more about the PYP curriculum

Who is the PYP for?

As long as a school has been authorized to implement the programme, the PYP is open to any student aged 3 to 12.

Learn more about students in the PYP

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Learn more about the PYP

The PYP curriculum

Taught in over 109 countries around the world, the PYP curriculum framework is uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understandings; strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.

Learn more about the PYP curriculum

Who is the PYP for?

As long as a school has been authorized to implement the programme, the PYP is open to any student aged 3 to 12.

Learn more about students in the PYP

What are the benefits of the PYP?

The PYP is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities. PYP students learn how to take control of their learning, teachers collaborate to deepen student- learning and increase their confidence and self-motivation. The whole school community, including parents, are viewed as partners in learning, and actively contribute to a holistic educational experience

Learn more about the benefits of the PYP


Source: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

About This Site

About This Site

Welcome to PYP Resources. There is a wealth of inquiry-based resources that have been created and shared on the web by very talented educators throughout the world. The goal of this website is to bring these resources together in one place to better support educators who want to provide their students with more voice, choice and ownership of their learning.

While this website has a strong connection to the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the content and resources found here are applicable to all educators.

I welcome your feedback with suggestions or additional resources (websites, resources, exemplary lessons, etc.). People who offer submissions to share on this website will be given credit. Submit your feedback and contributions.

P. Ketko (website administrator)

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