Let’s Discuss Agency in the PYP – Education Article

By Ali Ezzeddine, 4 Generations 4 Education One year ago, when the enhanced PYP was published, all PYP teachers were discussing the word Agency by asking the following questions: What will it look like? How do we implement it? How do we measure it? Why is it important? How do we discuss it with the parent community? How will it impact our daily planning? Which PD do we need to attend to understand it? As a PYP educator, the word…

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Highlights from our digital media unit – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

On Friday, we had two class assemblies all about digital media and how people can use it to express themselves. As a blogger and social media advocate, I was bursting with pride. Our digital literacy coaches, Ryan Krakofsky and Fred Yue, were in the audience and loving it too. The assemblies rounded off a great How We Express Ourselves unit but, more importantly, demonstrated a huge mind shift in our school community. Digital media is something to embrace and leverage,…

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Blowing minds with Makey Makey – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

Our school recently held its annual Maker Jam Slam, a celebration of STEAM with other schools from across Hong Kong. This was my latest experience of seeing cool products used in creative ways by other teachers and students and, once again, feeling like I was missing out. Worse than that, I felt that my students were missing out. I consider myself fairly tech-savvy regarding software, but these kinds of STEAM, tinkering, electrical products are another level. With the Christmas holidays…

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