New findings: students enrolled in IB early education receive strong academic foundation that supports school ‘readiness’
Singapore, September 3, 2014 – As increasing evidence continues to make the case for high-quality early education, the International Baccalaureate (IB) has focused its most recent research efforts toward investigating the processes and outcomes of pre-school students enrolled in its Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is available in schools worldwide for children aged 3–6 years old.
Find the full report, Early years education in the Primary Years Programme: Implementation strategies and programme outcomes online, along with a research summary of the report.
I believe that each learner deserves a stimulating, intellectually challenging, caring and supportive environment in which to learn. I would describe myself as a constructivist, this term means many things to many people, but to me, it means simply that knowledge and understanding cannot be transmitted between people; it must be constructed over time by each individual. It is my desire as an educator to offer all learners; students, teachers, and the whole learning community this environment. I will provide an environment that is conducive to learning by acting as a facilitator for the whole school.
University & Teaching Credentials
I have a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Lapland.
Google Certified Educator Level 1-2
I have successfully lead as a PYP Coordinator and participated as a classroom teacher in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. I have over 19 years overall experience in teaching and 15 years of international experience, I have been a PYP Coordinator for the over 7 years, vice-principal for 3, and IBEN workshop leader and a School Visiting Team Member for 2 years. I have taught in Finnish, American and International schools and have taught to the Canadian, US, and Finnish National Curriculum in addition to IB PYP.
I am an educational technology advocate and an avid reader. I run minecraftedu clubs and book clubs for students and staff.
Professional Career Goals
I am interested in working in IB PYP World School as a PYP Coordinator or IT Facilitator particularly in Asia, Europe or Latin America.