As part of our unit on Sharing the Planet, Grade 5 students were risk-takers as they completed a PADI scuba diving course with the Al Boom Diving company. They completed theory sessions, learned skills in the pool and did open water dives in Jumeira and Fujairah. At the end they were presented with their scuba diving certification. What an excellent real-world connection to learn the importance of protecting underwater habitats!
What are the teachers doing? Preparing for appraisal, collaborating across subjects, and planning Science, of course! The PYP relies heavily on careful, structured use of teaching time. Every moment has the potential to be a teachable one. PYP teachers sustain a high probability of teachable moments through Thursday meetings.