In March this year I attended a PYP workshop in Lisbon on the title of this post. I've also just invited all the participants whose email addresses I have. I'm hoping that some will join and continue the journey further.
I'm not sure how to take the next step and get some global collaborators but I do know that online collaboration is a highly motivating experience and supports the internationalist philosophy behing the PYP.
Given that the PYP revolves around units of inquiry, what are your ideas for collaborating with students from other global schools that are working with different units of inquiry?
* We could share our ideas around our writing in Language Arts, giving editorial feedback, writing collaboratively in various genres.
* We could build a wiki together that compares our (host) nations in relation to each other's units of inquiries. Mmm. How might we justify that under the PYP? There's lots of possibilities of using Elluminate, Skype, email, wikis, GoogleDocs, blogs.
Along the way we have to consider safety protocols as well. What restrictions do we place on the level of public access, given that we're dealing with primary children and school admin that are rightly concerned about protecting children?
What fits within our units of inquiry? What ideas do you have?
Most importantly lets have a conversation to examine possibilities.