Managing the Enhanced Primary Years Programme

Redesigned from the ground up For the Enhanced PYP!

  • The only learning platform supporting the full IB Continuum and designed with the new Standards & Practices in mind.
  • Collaborative real-time unit planning with integrated Student Portfolio, Assessment and Reporting.
  • Flexible unit template editor and enhanced reflections designed from the ground up for the new PYP.
  • Worksheets for Service Learning and Exhibition allow students to plan, record and reflect upon action as a dynamic outcome of agency.
  • Harmonized into ManageBac’s new user interface for web & mobile.
  • Broad curriculum support with 600+ academic standards to support your national curriculum requirements.
Managing the Enhanced Primary Years Programme (PYP) Planning Solution

Collaborative Real-time Planning

Improved unit flexibility, real-time collaboration and online presence for managing the Enhanced Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Collaborative Curriculum Planning

Collaboratively create, edit and share unit planners across year levels in real-time.

Ready-to-Go

Built-in with transdisciplinary themes, key concepts, ATL skills, and more.

See the Big Picture

Browse whole-school curriculum and analytics to track coverage of concepts and skills.

Resources

Embed notes, files, photos, videos and websites with our drag & drop Stream & Resources.

Redesigned Primary Years Programme (PYP) Unit Planner

With a host of improvements for your Early Years, Standard and Specialist (stand-alone) Planner templates.

Fonts & Icons

are more readable with visual cues

Online Presence

to indicate when colleagues are online

Real-Time Editing

to allow for collaborative planning

In-Line Editing

to improve context and ease-of-use

Reflections

to support meaningful reflection throughout the cycle

Connections

to align and link assessment tasks & learning experiences

Personalisation

customisable background headers to reflect your unit

Academic Standards & Curriculum Updates

We have added over 607 sets of academic & accreditation standards and benchmarks for our schools comprising the world’s largest indexed collection of over 1.5 million fully-licensed academic standards.

Learning & Teaching

Inside and outside your classroom with Portfolio and Learning Experiences.

  • Portfolio Timeline provides a chronological view of student progression with a showcase.
  • Students and Teachers can easily add from web or mobile:
    Goals Reflections Coursework Observations Awards
  • Build connections to:
    Learner Profile ATL Skills Concepts
  • Support your Authorisation & Evaluation process with evidence and link directly to the new IB’s Programme Standards & Practices.

Improve school-to-home communication and parent engagement with Advanced Options

  • Share
  • Send
  • Emoji
  • Star
  • Comments

Portfolio

Students gradually build a digital portfolio over time as they submit coursework into their classes for individual assessments. All submitted work is automatically grouped into subjects with learning goals linked to learner profile attributes. All portfolios can be exported as PDFs or synced to our partners for applying to higher education.

Assessment & Reporting

Flexible assessment options are directly integrated with Reporting.

Evaluate the:

  • Units of Inquiry
  • Learning Outcomes
  • ATL Skills

Easily assess specialized subjects and include student coursework

Report Cards

Report cards can include a customisable cover letter with signature, learner profile, ATL skills evaluation, overall progress including homeroom advisory comments and attendance, extra-curricular activities and final grade descriptions. Generate reports individually or in bulk as print-ready PDFs which can also be distributed to securely to parents and students online with optional email notifications.

ManageBac for Mobile iOS Android

For Students, Parents, Teachers and Coordinators

The new ManageBac mobile app supports all user types including students, parents, teachers, coordinators & admins across all curriculum programmes with an improved experience on tablet & phone for all key functions: from taking attendance, classroom management, messaging, managing CAS and core requirements.

School-to-Home

The Parent Portal provides parents with a local language interface to keep track of their children’s performance, view upcoming tasks and portfolio items, submit attendance excusals, and communicate directly with teachers for real time updates about their child’s academic standing.

School Resources

Download these PYP-specific resources to support you and your school with the transition to the enhanced PYP.

Getting Started with ManageBac: For the Early Years and Primary Years Programmes

A comprehensive guide designed for school Administrators & PYP Coordinators to configure your school’s ManageBac account in a best-practice manner. Includes Subscription Overview, School Account Setup, Getting Started guides, FAQs, help resources, and more!

Programme of Inquiry

Explore thirty-six fully developed Units of Inquiry for Grades K-5 aligned to commonly used academic standards. Created by a group of leading PYP educators in Portland, Oregon.

PYP Posters (English)

Twelve engaging classroom posters illustrated by author and IB teacher Chris Gadbury. Posters highlight the IB Learner Profile, Approaches to Learning, Key Concepts, and more.

PYP Posters (Japanese)

Twelve engaging classroom posters illustrated by author and IB teacher Chris Gadbury. Posters highlight the IB Learner Profile, Approaches to Learning, Key Concepts, and more.

Sample PYP Report Card

Designed for flexibility and customisation, reflecting the wide diversity of assessment approaches at IB PYP schools.

PYP Stickers

Spark creativity with stickers that spotlight Approaches to Learning, Key Concepts, and more.

Maps and Sticker Sheets: 'Who We Are' & 'Sharing the Planet'

A classroom activity that integrates the PYP’s six transdisciplinary themes.

How to Create PYP Next Unit Plans

Press play and watch a video on How to Create PYP Next Unit Plans in ManageBac.

Sample PYP Portfolio

View our sample PYP Portfolio to see how Student Portfolios can be generated in ManageBac.

eBook: Prepare for the Enhanced PYP

First look and preview of PYP Next, redesigned from the ground up for the enhanced PYP.

eBook: Change Management in Schools

As you transition to the enhanced PYP, find out what the research tells us about how to make your innovations a success.

eBook: Crowdsourced Inspiration and Strategies from PYP Educators

Get the scoop on how PYP educators around the world are leading their teaching teams as they transition to the enhanced PYP.

PYP Unit Planner Sample

Preview the experience of Plan, Design & Implement, and Reflect for each unit of inquiry using the ManageBac unit planner.