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Nurturing Conceptual Understanding: Seven Peaks School's February Professional Development for Primary Years Educators

Nurturing Conceptual Understanding: Seven Peaks School's February Professional Development for Primary Years Educators

On February 14 - 16th, Seven Peaks School is excited to embark on a transformative Professional Development (PD) journey centered around: Learning and teaching for conceptual understanding for the PYP teaching team.

At the heart of our commitment to excellence in education is the understanding that true learning extends beyond subject boundaries and requires intentional design and teaching strategies.

Focus Areas for the PYP:

Transdisciplinary and Inquiry-Based Learning:
We'll delve into the principles of transdisciplinary learning, exploring how subjects can seamlessly blend to create a holistic educational experience. Embracing the power of inquiry-based learning, we aim to ignite curiosity and foster a love for exploration.

Tools and Strategies for Conceptual Understanding:
This workshop is not just about theory; it's a hands-on experience designed to equip our educators with practical tools and strategies. From lesson planning to classroom implementation, we'll discover methods that enhance conceptual understanding, promoting depth and rigor in thinking.

Depth Across and Beyond Subjects:
Conceptual understanding should transcend subject silos. We'll explore ways to infuse depth into learning experiences both inside and outside the program of inquiry. This holistic approach ensures that students grasp the interconnectedness of knowledge and see the bigger picture.

Expected Outcomes:

Enhanced Teaching Practices:

Our teachers will gain insights into how intentional design and teaching for conceptual understanding can elevate their pedagogical practices.

Stimulated Curiosity in Students:

By implementing these strategies, we aim to stimulate curiosity in our students, encouraging them to explore, question, and connect knowledge across diverse subjects.

Holistic Educational Experience:

The tools and strategies acquired during this PD will contribute to the creation of a more holistic educational experience at Seven Peaks, aligning with our commitment to providing a well-rounded and enriching learning environment.

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Education:

This three-day workshop isn't just about teaching; it's about shaping the future of education at Seven Peaks. Together, we'll embark on a journey that seeks to redefine how we approach learning, transcending conventional boundaries to foster a culture of deep understanding and interconnected knowledge. We look forward to this collaborative and inspiring PD session as we collectively invest in the growth and development of our students and our educational community.