凛冬之中,腊梅飘香。为了提升教师们的专业素养,加强综合业务能力。无锡外国语学校小学国际课程中心的教师们齐聚一堂,就PYP展开了一系列的教研活动。

In winter, the winter sweet scent.  In order to improve teachers' professional knowledge, teachers from the International Curriculum Center of the Primary School of Wu Xi Foreign Language School gathered to carry out a series of professional development activities on PYP.

2019年1月18日,新老师们兴致勃勃地参与了PYP第一阶教师培训活动。此次老师们培训的主要内容是了解IB的发展历程,共同解读学习者目标。PYP协调员陈奕心老师通过各种分组合作活动,让老师们熟悉探究合作学习的过程;并通过观看视频、小组讨论的方式,让老师们了解IB小学项目想要传达的教学理念。在学习PYP教学内容这一部分时,由于在座的老师都是IB“新手”,所以陈老师初步让老师们了解书面课程中的概念和知识,以及如何理解“探究”这一过程、如何理解六大超学科主题。

On January 18, 2019, the new PYP teachers participated in the PYP training activities with great enthusiasm. The main content of this teacher training was to understand the development process of IB and to interpret the learner goals together. The PYP Coordinator Yixin Chen, familiarized the teachers with the process of inquiry and cooperative learning through various group activities. Through watching videos and group discussion, teachers could understand the teaching ideas that PYP wants to convey. Since all the teachers present were "novices" of IB, Teacher Chen initially let teachers understand the concepts and knowledge of written curriculum. Then everyone was involved in following activities to understand the process of "inquiry" and six major subjects.

1月22日,在忙碌的期末,丁晓老师和曹香利老师强强联合,为无锡外国语学校小学国际课程中心的老师们展现了一堂精彩的PYP探究课。

On January 22, at the end of the busy semester, Teacher Xiao Ding and Teacher Xiangli Cao  presented a splendid PYP inquiry demo class for teachers in the International Curriculum Center of the Primary School of Wu Xi Foreign Language School.

首先,两位老师以“孟母三迁”的故事引入“社区对人的重大影响”,继而导入“社区”这个概念,为了让孩子们加深对“社区”的理解,老师们通过Corner Game使孩子们清晰地分辨出什么是社区。接着,老师们又借助让孩子们制作同心圆并让他们观看视频的方式激发孩子们对社区变化的疑问。在此疑问下,孩子们兴趣浓厚地参与到案例分析中,针对马尔代夫的消失、汶川震后重建发展、深圳的前世今生这三个案例,学生们通过大量的资料阅读,跨越多学科,调动自己在人文地理、数学、历史、政治等方面已有的知识储备,探究影响社区变化的原因,孩子们通过小组分工合作的方式进行展示。最后,在Gallery walk和小组交流反思中,孩子们收获了许多。他们立足学习者培养目标,给予了自己和同学们全方位的评价和赞赏。

First, two teachers introduced the idea of “community has a great impact on people" with the story of "three migrations of Meng Mu", and then the concept of "community" was reviewed. In order to deepen children's understanding of "community", the teachers used Corner Game which helped children clearly distinguish what was a community. Then, the teachers used concentric circles and videos to stimulate children's questions about why the community has changed. About this doubt, the children were interested in participating in the case analysis, aiming at the disappearance of Maldives, reconstruction and development after Wenchuan earthquake, and Shenzhen's past and present life. The students through reading a large number of materials, students across multiple disciplines, mobilize their own knowledge reserves in human geography, mathematics, history, politics and other aspects, explored the reasons for the changes in the community, children through the way of group division of labor and cooperation to show. Finally, in Gallery Walk's communication, the children gained a lot. Based on the goal of learner training, they gave themselves and their classmates all-round evaluation and appreciation.

课后,老师们就这节探究课进行了积极地研讨。大家对课堂的呈现形式、授课内容、教师分工、评价与反馈、教学设计等方面提出了自己的理解,现场气氛热烈融洽,在中西方思维的碰撞下,老师们收获颇丰,为下学期上好探究课打下了坚实的基础。

After class, the teachers actively discussed this exploratory class. Everyone put forward their own understanding of teaching content, assessment, etc. The atmosphere was warm and harmonious. Under the collision of Chinese and Western thinking, the teachers have gained a lot and laid a foundation for the next semester's inquiry class.

打铁需趁热,研讨课后,陈奕心老师为全体老师进行了第二次培训。第二次培训活动中老师们通过观看有关于科学探究课的小视频清晰地了解到什么是完整的探究。同时又通过小组合作的方式,大家头脑风暴,思考了未来教师的身份,并知道了什么是探究型教师,也了解到关于探究课有哪些特质,以及如何成长为一名合格的探究型教师。

After the seminar, Teacher Chen Yixin conducted the second training for all the teachers. In the second training activity, the teachers could clearly understand what a complete inquiry was by watching a small video about scientific inquiry class. At the same time, through group cooperation, we had a brainstorm, thinking about the identity of future teachers, and knew what an inquiry teacher was. We also learned about the characteristics of inquiry course and how to grow into a qualified inquiry teacher.

在本次期末PYP教学研讨系列活动中,每一位老师都认真聆听,积极思考,踊跃发言,活跃参与,学习氛围非常融洽。通过这次别开生面的教研活动,我们国际课程中心小学部的各位老师对PYP项目、如何制定探究课程计划、如何有效地开展教学等问题都有了深入的理解。在提升专业素养之余,每一位老师也更加熟悉了自己的工作伙伴,对未来新的教学任务与目标有了更清晰的认识。

In the PYP teaching seminar series at the end of this term, every teacher listened attentively, thought positively, spoke enthusiastically, participated actively, and the learning atmosphere was very harmonious. Through this unique teaching and research activity, the teachers in the elementary school of the International Curriculum Center have a thorough understanding of PYP project, how to formulate Inquiry Curriculum plan, how to effectively carry out teaching and other issues. In addition to improving professional literacy, every teacher is more familiar with their work partners, and has a clearer understanding of the new teaching tasks and objectives in the future.