What are the “Viewing & Presenting Team” up to?

The Viewing & Presenting Team is a group of teachers who are interested in viewing & presenting as a key part of the language curriculum. They are conducting a two-year inquiry into viewing & presenting at NIST, and will be using an adapted Gradual Release of Responsibility model to do this:

They will begin their inquiry by looking at how teachers and other adults in the school are modeling and demonstrating how they view and present information. They will do this by going around the school and taking photos, interviewing and noting their observations. They are not making value judgments – they are just looking at what is happening in the school!

If you have something that you think the team should see, please make a comment to tell us about it.

Here’s a small slideshow of examples of ways that teachers are modeling the presentation of information that I have seen so far:

Conceptual understandings from IB Language Arts Scope and Sequence Document


  1. Kate Lynch

    We try to include a lot of signs that are purely image based with no written language while still being able to convey meaning. This is an important aspect for all year levels to consider. While balancing our desire for a literacy rich environment it’s great to remember to express ideas without written language. We’re forced to do it in EY anyway, but we could do it even more.

  2. Tony

    I do quite a bit kids to kids viewing and presenting through role plays, etc. It is quite interesting to observe. I always wonder how much they learn from each other or do they learn from each other.
    By the way, what are the best ways to assess viewing and presenting? How are viewing and presenting different than speaking and listening?

    • Mr. Sam

      Thanks Tony.

      Luckily, in the PYP, we have a scope and sequence for viewing and presenting and a scope and sequence for viewing and presenting. These give us the details about what to look for in our students in those areas, and they help us plan how to move forward. I guess it’s fair to say that V&P is based mainly on media, multimedia, visual literacy and how we recieve and express information using them.

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