Update – 28/10/11
Nic, Chiara and Jessica are/were PYP teachers. They work in different international schools, teaching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, in different countries.
This blog is their journey to explore the PYP further. It serves as a platform for learning and dialogue, narrative and reflection.
Nic Penny is currently a PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) teacher at Southbank International School in London.
Nic trained at Massey University, College of Education, New Zealand. She worked in New Zealand for 5 years teaching from Grade 2 to Grade 5, as well as guest speaking at Massey University on effective practice in literacy education. Nic also worked in the UAE as Grade 3 teacher and coordinator.
Her educational interests include, but are not limited to: Inquiry learning and constructivism, formative assessment, child directed learning and international education.
Nic is currently working toward her MEd (International Education) through the University of Sydney. As part of this she is exploring the effects of economic globalisation on education, in particular, the internationalisation of curricula and the development of global citizens.
Jessica is currently not working at a PYP school, but teaching at a German state school, specializing in special (needs) education. She teaches Grade 5/6.
In the past, Jessica was a PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) teacher in Italy and has worked at a private Primary and Middle School in Berlin, Germany in a variety of roles, including Mathematics Middle School teacher, class teacher, and Middle School coordinator.
She has since worked at an International School in Tuscany as a PYP class teacher and coordinator.
Jessica’s professional interests currently revolve around inquiry-based teaching and learning, educational technology and curriculum development. Her degree in Learning, Technology and Research has sparked a further interest in professional development and action inquiry, as well as eLearning and eEducation.
Jessica is also a student at the University of Duisburg-Essen, working on a special certification.
Anna Chiara Forti
Chiara is a PYP and MYP teacher at the International School of Modena. Within the PYP, she teaches Italian to students with Italian as mother tongue.