Sunday, 5 October 2014

IB Transdisciplinary Theme Posters

Another aspect of the IB Curriculum is the set of 6 Transdisciplinary Themes. These are always displayed in the  classrooms so that students become familiar with them during their schooling years. Once again another resource I had to adapt for the Art Space. Here they are up on my ceiling.

I printed them half A4 size (A5) and they still pop with colour :)

If you would like a set, you can grab it here.

Enjoy :)

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IB Key Concepts

One of the key elements of IB are the Concepts - that which we want students to understand.
One of the resources I made to fit into the Art Space is this set of simplified posters for the students and me to refer to. The display is beside my whiteboard and easily accessed. When we want to focus on a particular one, I pull it off the wall and put it onto the board.

Another way to use them is to print them mini-sized, laminate and thread onto a ring. You can make one set for each group to use during various learning discussions.
You can grab yourself a set here.

Enjoy :)

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Starting with Learning Centres

So having no idea about what to expect from the students that I was to start with in the first term, I felt that setting up Create and Explore stations for the first 2 cycles would be a great way to meet each other and for the students (and me) to explore the best routines and expectations for this new specialist subject.

I scoured the net for ideas and compiled a set of provocation activities that students rotated through.

Term 1 was for Y1 and Y3 students (ages 4/5 and 6/7). Enjoy these images of their explorations.
Play-dough modeling

Pipe-cleaner sculptures

Stencil creations

Needless to say, they LOVED these stations and were so focused through their double periods. The students got to spend 15 min at each activity with a 5 min tidy before moving on to the next station. I will explain more about these stations in a future post soon, but I can say that they learnt very quickly about tidying up and looking after resources, taking turns and sharing, making temporary artwork as well as permanent :) 

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