#MYPChat May 2 2013: Planning, implementing & evaluating Inter-Disciplinary Units (IDU's)

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This Chat's topic: Planning, implementing & evaluating inter-disciplinary units (IDU's)

This would be relevant for teachers in schools that:
- implement MYP and DP
- don't implement MYP but do feed into DP
- are interested in high school transitions

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Discussion Questions

Welcome

  • Introduce yourself - name, place, role.

Topic Questions

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  1. What the most effective IDU's you've been part of/ seen and why?
  2. How are IDU's planned & evaluated in your school? Who leads the way?
  3. Do we need a standalone planner for IDUs?
  4. How do we know students are building interdisciplinary understanding? (from MYP Guide to ID T&L)
  5. "Disciplinary strength comes before inter-disciplinary connections." Discuss (refer to Teaching the Disciplines document)
  6. Moving from "doing projects" to "project-based learning."

Extras:


Resources & Links

Stimulus Docs from the IB


Other resources (more will be added as a result of our discussions)

Projects vs Project-based learning (from TeachThought.com)
  • TEKS: Essential Knowledge/Skills - Standards/ Curricular objectives)
Projects vs Project-based learning (from http://www.teachthought.com/learning/project-based-learning/difference-between-projects-and-project-based-learning/)
Projects vs Project-based learning (from http://www.teachthought.com/learning/project-based-learning/difference-between-projects-and-project-based-learning/)


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