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PYPx: Connecting to Passion. What does that mean? Watch below to hear from your mentors about what it means to them.

What does Passion mean?

Does everyone have a passion?

What is your passion?

How does your passion help others?

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PYPx Provocation

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Taking Action

March 2 - 6 (Wk 2)

Tuning In

Weekly Overview

Monday:

  • Connecting issues with key concepts using questions.

Tuesday: Zoom Lesson #1

  • Selecting related concepts
  • Selecting key concepts

Wednesday:

  • Develop Essential Agreements for PYPx Group

Thursday: Zoom lesson #2

      • Designing Lines of inquiry
      • Designing guiding questions

Friday:

  • Draft Mentor Emails for approval by PYPx facilitating teacher.
      • Introduce yourselves
      • Make a time to meet

PYPx T-Shirt Designs Roll In

How are your plants growing?

March 9 - 13 (Wk 3)

Tuning In

Weekly Overview

Monday:

Have finalized Mentor emails sent

  • PYPx Literacy - Zoom Lesson #1
      • Taking notes - Using the Cornell System

Tuesday:

  • Initial Meeting with Mentors (1 -3pm)
  • Work on T-Shirt Designs

Wednesday:

  • PYPx Literacy - Zoom Lesson #2
      • Taking notes as a group

Thursday:

  • Research
    • connections to math

Friday:

  • PYPx Literacy - Zoom Lesson #3
      • Taking notes as an individual
  • Research
  • Team Reflection

March 16 - 21 (Wk 4)

Finding Out / Sorting Out

Weekly Overview

Monday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Goal setting for the week
  • Check in - Where are you there in the world
  • Rubric assessment discussion

Group Responsibilities

  • Update Web documentation
  • Research and cite information continues

Tuesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus - (mentors invited).

  • Reviewing and sharing where you are at.

Group Responsibilities

  • Check which key questions still need answering
  • Research and cite information continues

Wednesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus - (mentors invited).

  • Reviewing and sharing where you are at.

Group Responsibilities

  • Research and cite information continues

Thursday:

Zoom Meeting Focus - (mentors invited).

  • Who might your group meet with to go further with your PYPx knowledge?

Group Responsibilities

  • Research and cite information continues

Friday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Reviewing and sharing where you are at
  • Setting Goals for next week

Group Responsibilities

  • Individual reflections
  • Research and cite information continues

Hand Drawn PYPx T-Shirt Designs

Memes

March 23 - 27 (Wk 5)

Sorting Out / Going Further

Weekly Overview

Monday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Notice: Presentation practice information for Friday
  • Outline the presentation template (expectations)
  • Craft questions to an Expert

Group Responsibilities

  • Setting Goals for the week
  • Identify times for mentor meetings
  • Identify what your group needs from your mentor

Tuesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Sorting information
  • What information do you still need?

Group Responsibilities

  • Research continues
  • Correlate information
  • Work on Friday's presentation
  • Contact expert (if you haven't already)

Wednesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus - (mentors invited).

  • What action has your group decided upon or what action will you take? (action chart)

Group Responsibilities

  • Research continues
  • Correlate information including expert information
  • Have a conversation with you group/ Find out ways others have taken action
  • Work on Friday's presentation

Thursday:

Zoom Meeting Focus - (mentors invited).

  • Outline the introduction

Group Responsibilities

  • Work on Friday's presentation

Friday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Present your presentation

Group Responsibilities

  • Individual reflections
  • What do you still need for your presentation?


PYPx T-Shirt Design Winner - Chaewon 5B

Taking Action

April 6 - 10 (Wk 6)

Going Further / Making Conclusions

Weekly Overview

Monday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Reflecting; on the practice presentation

Group Responsibilities

  • Setting Goals for the week
  • Making adjustments to presentations
  • Meet with mentors and experts.
  • Contact expert (if you haven't already)

Tuesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • What action has your group decided upon or what action will you take? (review your action chart)

Group Responsibilities

  • Action investigations
  • Have a conversations with your members/ Find out ways others have taken action

Wednesday:

No Zoom Meeting Today

Group Responsibilities

  • Add missing information that was identified from reflecting on your practice presentation
  • Decide on your individual or group action
  • Update your web page with the information

Thursday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Share and outline your group's action

Group Responsibilities

  • Decide on an action
  • Outline how to implement (do) the action
  • Record your action plan on your PYPx web page

Friday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Reflection Activity
  • What do you still need for your presentation?
  • Share your groups action plan

Group Responsibilities

  • Update PYPx Web page
  • Know what your role or responsibility to your group will be for next week
  • Complete your Individual reflection on Seesaw


Where Is Your Group At?

Action Cycle

Choose

Reflect

Act

April 13 - 17 (Wk 7)

Making Conclusions /Taking Action

Weekly Overview

Monday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Taking action is where you should be on the Inquiry Cycle?
  • Action Cycle - Review
    • Choose > Reflect > Act

Group Responsibilities

  • Setting Goals for the week
  • Making adjustments to presentations by adding data, images and videos
  • Implement action
  • Meet with mentors
  • Meet with experts as needed.

Tuesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Action Cycle
    • What part of the action cycle are you at today?
    • Share your next step on the action cycle?
    • What does that look like for your group?

Group Responsibilities

  • Record and add evidence of actions taken to your web pages.
  • Meet with mentors
  • Meet with experts as needed.

Wednesday:

No Zoom Meeting Today

Group Responsibilities

  • Record and add evidence of actions taken (what steps have you taken) to your web pages.
  • Meet with mentors
  • Meet with experts as needed.

Thursday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Action Cycle
    • What part of the action cycle are you at today?

Group Responsibilities

  • Record and add evidence of actions taken (what steps have you taken) to your web pages.
  • Meet with mentors
  • Meet with experts as needed.

Friday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Action Cycle - Where are you today?
  • Where next with you action?
  • Reflection Activity - Action

Group Responsibilities

  • Update PYPx Web page
  • Know what your role or responsibility to your group will be for next week
  • Complete your Individual reflection on Seesaw


Are You Ready?

Student Shout Outs

April 20 - 24 (Wk 8)

Taking Action / Exhibition Week

Weekly Overview

Monday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Presentation Practice

Group Responsibilities

  • Feedback to other groups
  • Finalize your presentation
  • Continue with your action

Tuesday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Presentation Practice

Group Responsibilities

  • Feedback to other groups
  • Finalize your presentation
  • Continue with your action

Wednesday:

No Zoom Meeting Today

Group Responsibilities

  • Check that all your responsibilities are completed
  • Practice your part of your groups presentation
  • Continue with your action

Thursday:

PYPX PRESENTATION DAY

Group Responsibilities

  • Be prepared
    • Know your presentation schedule
    • Enjoy talking to your audience

Friday:

Zoom Meeting Focus

  • Reflection

Group Responsibilities

  • Complete individual reflections


It's Over

Community Shout Outs via Twitter

"Just finished watching my first presentation, so well done! In the waiting room ready for a front row seat at the 10am session now. Truly amazing effort. So nice to see such hight attendance too. Kids, parents, teachers πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘"

"Spectacular"

"Yes, fabulous job by everyone. Those G5's have obviously worked so hard. πŸ’ͺπŸ‘"

"There's currently 126 people zooming into 4 PYPx presentations."

"PYPx is amazing! I cannot believe that fluid way that the students are sharing speaking roles, switching between group members, sharing screens...plus all the weeks of research and preparation that is so apparent - just unbelievably good!"

"Lots of sweet moments and excellent preparation and presentation."

"Wow, I've been to 2 presentation already and can't wait for more. Kuddos to Nathan and your team, all the mentors and all involved to making this virtual PYPX possible. Well done!!! πŸ‘"

"As a colleague I'm so impressed with the teachers too - managing tech glitches, encouraging students, talk show hosting rooms of people....It's obvious the students are well supported and loved! Well done G5 team."

"Excellent presentations - well thought out, confidently presented, handling the tech an all the complications with it. The website is fantastic - what a triumph G5 and all your mentors and students- so very done πŸ‘"

"The two that I've been to so far have been awesome. The kids are well prepared and have answered questions knowledgeably. Kudos to the Grade five team!"

"Wow!! Super impressed! Kids are knowledgeable, confident, articulate, engaging...Well done G5 team, mentors and that PYP coordinator of ours!"

"Phenomenal. Wow, just wow"

"My goodness. What a lot of work, coordination and stamina...Congrats to everyone a big team effort that really made the kids shine."

"Thank(s) to the G5 HR teachers for hosting for a day. The students showed impressive presentation skills, confidence and the ever last passion."

"Agreed. Well done everyone! Seriously."

Congratulation to G5 students, teachers and mentors. It was really impressive. I may have gotten a little misty eyed at one point. Great stuff."

"Fantastic, G5! I am so inspired and amazed by our Grade 5 students. Congratulations to the teachers and mentors. The time, energy, and effort that the teachers and students put into Exhibition was so evident."

"Worth twitting...remarkable PYPX during this special situation. Learning does not stop."


Final Word

This week, our Grade 5 students got together online to spread important messages of sustainability with our community. These presentations were the culmination of months of collaborating and inquiring into global issues. Our students did an exceptional job of sharing their research and action while encouraging participants to take action themselves. Our students have represented our school community well by living the school values of learning, community and responsibility. The Exhibition provided them with a rich opportunity for deep learning which was not hindered by the challenges of campus closure or a community lockdown Students worked in their collaborative groups using a range of communication technologies, and met with their research mentors on a weekly basis to keep the process moving smoothly. The resilience that this group of students has shown throughout the process was truly remarkable. Sessions throughout the day were very well attended by students, teachers, parents and special visitors. Students demonstrated masterful use of their technology skills – sharing screens and moderating discussions remotely, communicating with passion and deep knowledge of their chosen areas of research.

A few special highlights from the day:

  • 52 zoom calls across 6 hours on the 17 Global Goals
  • Students co-presenting from different parts of the world.
  • A global audience from almost every continent.
  • Hundreds of participants from across the school community including students, teachers, parents, grandparents and alumni students and teachers.
  • Interactive presentations featuring polls, kahoots, slides, videos and group chats
  • Challenges and calls from our G5 students to take action for sustainability

And We're Out!

PYPx Groups

Coordinating Teacher: Charlie Moore

SDG 4: Education

Mentor: Monica Mayer

SDG 3: Viruses

Mentors: Faye McAuley, Elliott Cannell

SDG 7: Energy

Mentor: Laura Kaufman

SDG 12: Animal Cruelty

Mentor: Darren R

SDG 13: Climate Change

Mentors: Kristen Mc and Emma Hamilton

SDG 16: Bullying- Discrimination

Mentor: Geoff Piggott, Maeve O'Donovan


Coordinating Teacher: Tina Carew

SDG 3: Pollution

Mentor: Matt Magowan


SDG 10: LGBTQ+

Mentor: Laura England & Kris Bezzerides

SDG 15: Deforestation 1

Mentor: Shannon Schultz

SDG 15: Animal Rights

Mentor: Chris Boulden & Dung Tran

SDG 1: No Poverty

Mentor: Jennifer Szwarc

Coordinating Teacher: Nathan Smith

SDG1 & 2: Poverty and Hunger

Mentor: Aiqin Li &

Laurie Rombaut

SDG 3: Viruses and Population

Mentor: Kate DorΓ©

SDG 6 & 12: Water and Plastic Pollution:

Mentor: BarbaraNeocleous

& Penny Snedden

SDG15: Deforestation 2

Mentor: Maggie Lewis

SDG 3 The CoronaVirus

Mentor: Nicole Moodie

Coordinating Teacher: Daniel Brewster

SDG 3: AQI:

Mentor: Anna Murray

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Mentor: Kenny Andersen & Audrey Pagoli