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OAES IB PYP Program of Inquiry

The Ocean Ave Program of Inquiry (POI) is the transdisciplinary core of the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) at Ocean Avenue School. Every year, each grade explores six rich Units of Inquiry, developed and updated by each grade-level team, under the themes:
WHO WE ARE 
WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME 
HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES 
HOW THE WORLD WORKS 
HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES
SHARING THE PLANET 
These transdisciplinary units span the school year and integrate the content and skills learned across social studies, science, literacy, and math, as well as social/emotional learning. Our specials teachers also engage with the transdisciplinary themes through their own content units or by connecting with the grade-level units. All teachers reflect on and improve their inquiry units collaboratively, working with English Language teachers and special ed teachers as well. Commitment to collaborative planning and reflection keeps the units relevant, engaging, challenging and significant.

Through the IB PYP model, we provide concept-based, inquiry-driven learning, where teachers guide and support students to ask questions, wonder, find and discuss answers, build knowledge and understanding from their learning work, organize their learning for presentation to others and reflect on their own learning. We encourage our students to take meaningful action in authentic ways--be it educating others, advocating for a cause, or acting in the community based on the knowledge and understanding that they gain.

CLICK HERE  to look at our IB PYP Program of Inquiry across all grades and throughout the year. This POI is updated periodically so that you can see which units are being taught and which have been completed:  Highlighted units are those currently being taught and italicized units have been completed