As a PYP candidate school, SIS joins the dynamic global IB community. One way by which we connect with other PYP schools is through the PYP South China network. This group includes PYP member schools in Guangzhou and Shenzhen districts.
Last March 17th, the network hosted a job alike attended by over 200 PYP educators. Job alike events provide opportunities for PYP educators to facilitate sessions in sharing best practices and resources. SIS had 22 staff attending the event. Tapping on the PYP experience of our staff, we also had the following lead workshop sessions:
Gina Ballesteros and Lian Liu – Unpacking concepts through vocabulary tasks
Peter Damroth – Using Technology to Make Thinking Visible
Leda Cedp and Doris King – PYP's perspective on learning math
Alice Cheung – Facilitating Collaborative Planning Meetings