The Teaching and Learning Team were running a session on the Approaches to Learning in the IB MYP as part of one of the Horizontal Planning Days for HoDs, and the Library was invited to join the session, in part to feedback on our work on integrating the FOSIL skills with the ATL skills.
I started the session with an introduction to what the IB says about the ATLs;
Julie Summers, Senior Lead Practitioner and French teacher, looked at “where, when and how we can teach ATL” and gave some practical examples from French;
Susanna Boyd, Lead Practitioner and History teacher, ran a practical session for HoDs to identify particular ATLs to focus on in their subjects and to share good practice;
Joe Sanders, Lead Practitioner and Politics teacher, gave an overview of how FOSIL resources can be used to support ATLs;
and then I concluded with a brief look at how the new, reimagined, 2019 version of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum can help us to understand progression in ATL skills. This is the start of a project to mind map the ESIFC to make it clearer how it supports planning for progression, alongside making adjustments for our ‘local conditions’ – particularly considering what we safely can and cannot assume is happening in primary schools given that there is no national inquiry skills framework, in order to produce an updated version of the FOSIL framework.
The presentation can be found here. It needs to be downloaded rather than viewed online to work properly.