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Fusing Reading & Writing Workshops in ‘IB Style’ Elementary School Settings
Facilitator: Chris Frost
Do elements such as inquiry, transdisciplinarity, concepts, personalized learning and student agency drive learning at your school? Are you intrigued by, passionate about, or obliged to deliver the Columbia University (New York) Teachers College Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) workshop approach? Are you puzzled if, and how these ingredients could fit together?

Fusing Reading & Writing Workshops in ‘IB Style’ Elementary School Settings

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Designed for Kindergarten to Grade 5 literacy teachers and school leaders, this deep dive will join those dots! Participants will experience a range of inquiry-learning, agency-rich techniques which they can apply to actual and virtual teaching contexts across the curriculum. The course aims to be jargon-free and include practical tips and video examples drawing from an IB PYP context. But is applicable to progressive-effective schools generally not just PYP schools! This is not an opportunity to ‘drink the cool aid’: critical thinking and healthy skepticism are encouraged!

Session Aim

Is Reading & Writing Workshop Compatible to ‘PYP Style’ philosophy and practice?

Learning Objectives

I can define and explain in my own words the terms: transdisciplinarity, inquiry, learner agency, personalized learning and concept based learning I can explain what learner agency is and ways that agency and personalised learning are supported in a TCRWP workshop I can describe the structure of the Columbia University Teachers College Reading & Writing Project (TCRWP) workshop model I can explain where concepts and conceptual understandings feature in language and literacy and how concept-based learning can be supported through TCRWP workshop I can explain how concepts and conceptual understandings from TCRWP can be transferred to curriculum, unit planning and instruction I can explain where inquiry learning and learning to learn skills feature in a TCRWP and how they can be supported further in a TCRWP workshop I can identify, use and apply a range of new strategies I feel empowered and armed with practical resources to teach colleagues in my school about the relationship between TCRWP and ‘IB Style’ philosophy and practice

Synchronous Workshops: Dates & Times

Session Date Time (GMT)
Initial Meeting (60 Mins) 27 Oct 8:00 AM
Workshop (90 Mins) 10 Nov 8:00 AM
Workshop (90 Mins) 12 Nov 8:00 AM
Summative Meeting (60 Mins) 24 Nov 8:00 AM
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