EXHIBITION 2020: GRADE 5 ROCKS THE DIGITAL PLATFORM
By Chloë McComb & Cyndee De Lande, Faculty
Every year, during Grade 5 students’ International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition, we as their teachers are used to having new students, a new area of study with the theme “Sharing the Planet,” and new ways of presenting to our school community. This year, we had remote learning to accommodate. It was both a challenge and an opportunity, asking for more student initiative and independence while allowing more choice. We are so very proud of how they rose to this challenge and embraced this opportunity.
In a “choose your own adventure” format, students selected a local and/or global issue, explored different perspectives and potential problems, and then formulated positive, actionable suggestions that our school community could act upon immediately.
Students delivered multimedia presentations in the Ignite style using the Padlet app, conducted surveys and interviews, and created digital children’s books, posters, and flyers with QR codes for websites and petitions to spread the word on the important issues they had studied. They rocked the digital platform! Thank you to all the faculty and parents who supported them through this powerful and unique Grade 5 Exhibition.