Next term, all Room 10 students will be participating in Berkley's first PYP Exhibition. Before the holidays, I told the class about our participation but was unable to tell them a lot more. I had heard and seen lots of snippets of what other schools had done but had no real idea of what exactly it was and how to explain what it involves to my class. To be honest, I did not feel confident in leading my class in what had been told to me will be a challenging, but exciting, journey.
So I did what any inquirer would do, I found out. In this first week of the school holidays, I have attended an IB workshop in Auckland. There were many different workshops offered, with Mrs Wihongi and I attending the 'Exhibition' one.
At the end of day one, we'd learned lots already. The interesting thing is that there is a guidebook for exhibition, but no succinct definition. After listening to our excellent facilitator, Tania Mansfield, together with doing readings and watching some clips, we participants collaboratively came up with our definition on Exhibition. This was it:
|Photo by HKTans, Flicker|
For the next two days, we used our many IB skills, (transdisciplinary skills, attitudes, concepts, knowledge and learner profile attributes) to learn more and more about what doing an Exhibition will mean for both myself and the Room 10 students. I am now very excited for what Term Three will mean for us. I can't wait for us to start our journey after the science fair.
As a part of our workshop, my small group walked up to Albert Park to make a part of an iMovie. It was lovely, so I took some photos.