In Oct 2018 the International Baccalaureate will release the long-awaited Primary Years Programme (PYP) Principles into Practice. Elements of this new curriculum framework have slowly been released over the last year and it has ignited a buzz of critical conversations across the PYP community. In anticipation of the release of these Enhancements, a number of leading PYP educators from around the world have been interviewed about their thoughts, hopes, expectations and developing understanding of the upcoming enhancements.
In this episode, Angeline Aow interviews Kimberly L. Mitchell about inquiry.
Kimberly, originally from Seattle, is the author of Experience Inquiry and an internationally-recognized speaker on inquiry-based instruction. She is the co-founder and CEO of Inquiry Partners and teaches at the University of Washington’s College of Education, where she is one of the university’s top-rated professors. Kimberly is a former teacher, International Baccalaureate (IB) principal in Greece, senior program officer at the Gates Foundation, and director for Teach for All in Argentina. She is the former Chair of the IB Americas Regional Council, where she consulted with associations and heads of IB schools from Canada to Chile. Her work is guided by the belief that It’s not how far you go, but how deep you go, that mines the gold of experience.
Professional Learning International would like to note that these podcasts have been developed independently from the IB and were created with the intent to promote understanding, implementation and in support of educators around the globe. All content are the individuals’ perspectives and are interpretations of programme documentation that these IB Educators have access to through their IB schools and IB Educator Network roles.