Our school has been offering the IB Diploma Programme for 12 years and last year we also applied for the MYP. While we are undergoing the accrediateion process, we were asked to create unit planners. It was a lot of fun, there was a need to break from the traditions of the Bulgarian National Curriculum but in the end I learned a lot and although there is a lot more to improve, here is my frist attempt at a unit planner. I used the interactive unit planner template which was shared in the Facebook group for teachers. This is a great tool because once I got the hang of it. I did everything very quickly.
The interesting thing, though, is that at Phase 1 I concentrate more on structure than on the concept. It is my understanding that at theis early stage we should encourage the students to think about accuracy and pay attention to what they are saying and how they are saying it. They responded really well to the ESL Video materials, especially the Elephant that cares ad.