Last week, I led a Roundtable Discussion at the AGIS (Association of German International Schools) Conference. Following our discussion I acted on something that has been brewing in my mind for a while – the need for a space for resources related to the PYP Exhibition.
Initially, I was thinking of doing this for my school. We have a number of different storage systems in place – various Dropboxes, Drives, planners, folders on our server – and I wanted to ensure we were not missing any of the good stuff that we have worked on. I also wanted to pull my own resources from the past 12 years of PYP Exhibitions as a mentor, Art teacher, and classroom teacher of Exhibition students, into one location.
Here is a quick video tour (or just go check out the site yourself!)
I would love to add to this site.
I have already had a number of people make contact who are looking for students to collaborate with their students and for teachers to share ideas with their teachers. How to incorporate this sharing? One idea I have is to add a new page for students with a Padlet embedded where students can post questions, answers, articles, videos etc to share with each other. And a similar page for teachers. What do you think?
Hopefully teachers at my school will find this useful (as the Learning Technology teacher, I am not directly working with a homeroom group this year) and other people will pick up some new ideas. It’s success will depend on people contributing and being open to sharing.
If you are embarking on the Exhibition, I would really encourage you to scroll back a few posts to Mary Collins post on how she has begun the Exhibition with her students. It is a brilliant example of how to guide students towards their own inquiries and how to push them toward developing parameters for their own learning.