Tuesday, 20 August 2013

IB Learner Profile Display Set - Freebie



The summer's coming to a close and I've been blog-stalking and reviving my Pinterest addiction. As it's not always easy to find IB (International Baccalaureate) resources, my search for IB "pinspiration"didn't take long today. It's funny, as I hunted for learner profile resources, I came across other blogs that had used my A4 learner profile posters. I didn't expect to see my own work staring back at me when looking for new ideas! 

One of these led me to a fantastic blog post from "Ms. Twist's Classroom." Here I found some fantastic IB displays, showing the learner profile attributes, transdisciplinary skills and a great self-assessment idea. If you're a teacher in an IB school, you have to check it out! 

I love how Ms. Twist uses circle time to focus on the learner profile attributes. The children are encouraged to choose an attribute they wish to work on each day. Each child shares their choice and explains how they can show this trait during the day.

I plan to do this slightly differently, by asking the children to choose one trait that we will all focus on for a week. Then, at the end of the week, I will give an award to the child/children who has/have best fit this aspect of the learner profile. 

I also came across another fantastic learner profile display board from The Echols Four.Kendra has created a beautiful display with clothes lines. She has displayed all of the learner profile attributes on this board. When a member of the class displays one of these attributes, their name and/or a picture and an explanation will be written on a slip of paper and pegged onto the line.

Having been inspired by both of these ideas, I've designed some resources to create my own learner profile board, pegs and all. As I'm going a bit bee-mad this year, they're yellow and black with bee-hive headings. Click here or on the image at the top of this post to download these resources from Google Drive. 

I will be let loose on my classroom next week so pictures of this display are coming soon! If anybody else happens to download and use these materials, please comment and/or share a photo or two.