The Role of ICT in the PYP is an IB document that clarifies the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in IB World Schools offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), and should be read in conjunction with Making the PYP happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (2009).
The Role of ICT in the PYP outlines six important skills that students have to learn to investigate, communicate, create, collaborate, organize and become responsible digital citizens. These six skills are the core skills in the programme that need to be taught explicitly to the students and develop them throughout the PYP years. We at CDNIS take all possible opportunities to use technologies to create new experiences and make global connections.
We have developed an ICT Skills Checklist that outlines the specific skills that students will learn throughout the PYP. These skills are expected to be taught in the Lower School in four phases from
E = I am an Expert at this and could teach it to someone else.
I = I am confident that I can do this Independently.
H = I can do this independently, but sometimes I need Help.
G = I can do this as part of a Group or with Guidance.
Thus they should be infused throughout the curriculum in a progressive way. Teacher librarian and LTT teachers work closely together with all subject teachers to enhance these skills.