Category Archives: Planning

The journey towards the MYP ePortfolio

The MYP eAssessment acts as a summative task, but it is a holistic formative assessment in nature. For those subjects whose eAssessment components comprise the ePortfolio, the assessment is a journey, an exploration, and an opportunity for students to claim … Continue reading

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The Statement of Inquiry: A recipe we have to cook in a Global Context

In preparation for launching the unit for eAssessment 2017, a few colleagues and I engaged in dialogue on why the Global Context (GC) is provided. A few wondered, why not the Key Concept (KC) if we are working in a … Continue reading

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Nutritional Value of the Statement of Inquiry

This is the 4th and last entry about the architecture of the conceptual framework in IB Spanish By Concept. My first entry focused on my the features that define the Spanish By Concept experience; the second entry focused on defining … Continue reading

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Entering the differentiated world

I started 2016 feeling different about many things. I have spent the last 5 months learning with students to whom we are providing language support in order for them to engage fully in the inquiries that take place in the … Continue reading

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20, 000 leagues of inquiry

“The deepest parts of the ocean are totally unknown to us,” admits Professor Aronnax early in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. “What goes on in those distant depths? What creatures inhabit, or could inhabit, those regions twelve … Continue reading

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The Unit Planning Compass

Teaching in an inquiry-based environment with conceptual teaching and learning practices in mind is a wonderful experience. Nothing empowers learners more than realizing they are handling relevant, real information, and knowledge. As for language teachers, this involvement and practice allows … Continue reading

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Fertile Units

Image from: www.wearethepractitioners.com While walking the road to a unit’s culminating task, as I approach the end, I always remember a rather unpleasant experience with an assessment. It was the year the now forgotten Visual Interpretation criterion was introduced in Language … Continue reading

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