锡城三月,春暖花开,草木萌发,燕雀啁啾,此时正是学习好时光。俄国心理学家维果斯基将学习定义为“当一个人在新知识与旧知识之间建立联系时所发生的意义创建”。为了提升教师的综合能力及专业素养,2019年3月23、24日,澳门皇冠线上娱乐外国语学校小学国际课程中心诚邀具有丰富教学和培训经验的IB培训官汤汇老师,为全体教师们展开了为期两天的IB教师培训工作坊的活动。

In March , the flowers are blooming and birds are singing. Russian psychologist Vygorsky defined learning as "the creation of meaning when a person establishes a connection between new knowledge and old knowledge". In order to improve teachers’ comprehensive ability and professional quality, on March 23 and 24, 2019, the International Curriculum Center of the Primary School of Wu Xi Foreign Language School invited IB trainer Tang Hui, who has rich teaching and training experience, to launch a two-day IB teacher training workshop for all teachers.

在全体教师们热情地欢迎下,汤老师开始了第一天的培训活动。首先,汤老师通过“Dancing partners”和“Let’s line up”的活动方式了解在场教师们IB教学经验,并针对各教师目前的情况开展了“Making space for learning”主题培训。汤老师的课堂气氛轻松活跃,她通过丰富多彩的活动向老师们介绍了建立课堂公约的重要性以及学习空间的概念,同时帮助老师们设定成功的学习目标。

With the warm welcome of all the teachers, Ms. Tang began the first day of training activities. First of all, Ms. Tang learned about IB teaching experience of the present teachers through the activities of "Dancing partners" and "Let's line up", and carried out "Making space for learning" thematic training according to the current situation of the teachers. Teacher Tang's classroom atmosphere was relaxed and lively. She introduced the importance of establishing a classroom convention and the concept of learning space to teachers through a variety of activities. She also helped teachers to set successful learning goals.

接着,在汤老师的引导下,老师们就“安全的学习空间”这个话题展开了热烈讨论,然后以“inside-outside circle”“Lotus template”“bus-station”的活动方式进行互动交流。现场气氛愈来愈热烈。随着汤老师培训的深入,老师们对“学习空间”的理解也越来越深刻。一张张便签纸上跃动着思维的碰撞。当为学习者提供一个安全的学习空间时,学习的幸福感和责任感就会增强,学生也能更高效地去学习探究。

Then, under the guidance of Ms. Tang, the teachers launched a heated discussion on the topic of "safe learning space", and then exchanged with each other in the way of "inside-outside circle", "Lotus template" and "bus-station". The atmosphere on the spot was getting warmer and warmer. With the deepening of teacher Tang's training, teachers’ understanding of "learning space" has become more and more profound. The collision of ideas sprang up on the notes. When providing a safe learning space for learners, the sense of happiness and responsibility in learning will be enhanced, and students can also study and explore more effectively.

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既然安全的学习空间如此重要,那么应该如何设计学习空间呢?老师们带着这样的疑问,开始了下午的培训活动。汤老师通过具体的实例来展示如何设计学习空间。博物馆、艺术展、手工作品展、家具店、地毯店、灯饰店、户外景观、大海、湖泊、森林公园……都可供教师在设计时提供灵感。同时汤老师还提供了PYP教室清单来帮助老师们布置。比如说课表、班级公约、读书角、学生作品等。这些可供布置的资源都应该联系学生现有知识,为他们对新知识的探究牵线搭桥。

Since safe learning space was so important, how should we design learning space? Teachers began the afternoon training activities with such questions. Teacher Tang showed how to design learning space through concrete examples. Museum, Art Exhibition, Handicraft Exhibition, Furniture Shop, Carpet Shop, Lighting Shop, Outdoor Landscape, Sea, Lake, Forest Park... All can provide inspiration for teachers . At the same time, Ms. Tang also provided a list of PYP classrooms to help teachers arrange. For example, curriculum, class conventions, reading corners, student works, etc. All of these resources should be connected with students’ existing knowledge and help them to explore new knowledge.

为了帮助老师们更好地通过概念化视野探究主题,汤老师手把手教学“Pandora’s Box”“ Ferris Wheel Activities”,随机抽取一个物品,针对这个神秘物品,老师们小组合作探究如何用七个概念去解读。大家在实际操作中明晰了概念驱动学习。第一天的培训在大家满意的笑容中落幕。

In order to help teachers better explore the theme through conceptual vision, Ms.Tang taught Pandora’s Box and Ferris Wheel Activities in person, and randomly extracted an object. In view of this mysterious object, the teachers worked in groups to explore how to interpret it with seven concepts. In practice, we have clarified the concept-driven learning. The first day of training ended with our happy smile.

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第二天的培训活动又在第一缕阳光中悄然开始。首先,老师们分享了概念驱动学习的成果,并且反思到“灵活的学习空间有利于提高学生学习的主动性,灵活的教室很重要。”汤老师通过“Chalk talk”来帮助老师们理解如何消除学习的障碍。老师们应有意识选择具有包容性的教学方法、资源、技术、学习和评价活动,来支持学生的多元化发展。

The next day's training activities began quietly in the first ray of sunshine. First of all, the teachers shared the results of concept-driven learning, and reflected that "flexible learning space is conducive to improving students ‘learning initiative, flexible classroom is very important." Teacher Tang uses "Chalk talk" to help teachers understand how to remove learning barriers. Teachers should consciously choose inclusive teaching methods, resources, and technology, learning and evaluation activities to support students ‘diversified development.

学生的多样性包括:出生地、学习能力、性格、个性、学习兴趣等。在此基础上,学习很重要的一个环节是评估,评估类型可以是形成性的,总结性的以及同伴评估。而评估的形式也是多样的:演讲、演示、采访、测验、反思日记、课堂讨论、毕业展、成长手册等。培训的最后,老师们围坐一圈就这两天的培训活动做了每个人的小结。大家积极发言,现场氛围热烈友好。

The diversity of students includes: birthplace, learning ability, personality, personality, learning interest and so on. On this basis, an important part of learning is assessment, which can be formative, summative and peer assessment. The forms of assessment are also varied: lectures, presentations, interviews, quizzes, reflective diaries, classroom discussions, graduation exhibitions, growth manuals, etc. At the end of the training, the teachers sat around and made a summary of each person's training activities during the two days. Everyone spoke actively and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.

学习是一个不断总结、反思、探究的过程。培训的两天时间虽然短暂,但是老师们耳目一新、受益匪浅。

Learning is a process of continuous summary, reflection and exploration. Although the two days of training were short, the teachers learned a lot.