An IB Authorized In-School workshop was held at Akal Academy, Baru Sahib early this month, where 19 newly inducted staff members participated in the two – day ‘Making PYP Happen’ workshop. Mary Vedra – Quality Education Auditor, Emirates National Schools Abu Dhabi, UAE headed the workshop.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) is an educational program managed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students aged 3 to 12. While the program prepares students for the IB Middle Years Program, it is not a prerequisite for it. The subject areas of the PYP are language, social studies, mathematics, science and technology, arts, and personal, social and physical education. Students are required to learn a second language during the program. Assessment is carried out by teachers according to strategies provided by the IB, and with respect to guidelines to what the students should learn specified in the curriculum model.

It was the 5th IB in-School workshop at Akal Academy in the last 3 years and the 3rd Category 1 workshop!

~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 26th May ’14