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We look forward to learning with you at WISSIT in August!

We know a school can be only as good as its teachers. The best schools are those where teachers continuously improve their practice through collaboration and guided self-reflection.

Three questions guide our vision of WISSIT: What if we were to bring together motivated teachers from a wide variety of schools in order to engage in deep discussion about effective teaching and learning? What if we provided support when they returned to their schools, where they put into place what they have learned? What if these teachers were able to build a school-wide culture of reflection and collaboration with their colleagues?

At WISSIT, you’ll be joining educators from all over the Washington, DC, area, as well as researchers from Project Zero at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.  We will engage in an intensive week-long exploration of two themes, Building a Culture of Thinking and Educating for Global Competence.

See you on Monday morning, August 3!

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Featured Speakers

avatar for Dr. Jim Reese

Dr. Jim Reese

Washington International School
Director of WISSIT, Director of Studies
avatar for Ron Ritchhart

Ron Ritchhart

Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero
Senior Research Associate
avatar for Veronica Boix Mansilla

Veronica Boix Mansilla

Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Senior Research Associate


avatar for Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Washington International School
Learning and Technology Coordinator
avatar for Carolyn Bevans

Carolyn Bevans

Freer/Sackler Gallery
Educator for Docent Programs

Natasha Bhalla

Washington International School
Middle School Principal
avatar for Grace Bogosian

Grace Bogosian

Sacred Heart School
avatar for Jodi Bossio

Jodi Bossio

DC International School
English as a Second Language Coordinator / Language and Literature...
avatar for John Burst

John Burst

School Within School
avatar for Julie Carmean

Julie Carmean

National Gallery of Art
Museum Educator, Coordinator of Professional Development for Art...
avatar for Anne Charny

Anne Charny

Sidwell Friends School
Teacher, 7th & 8th Grade
avatar for Denise Coffin

Denise Coffin

Sidwell Friends School
Kindergarten Teacher
avatar for Christiane Connors

Christiane Connors

Edmund Burke School
Director of Service & Engagement, Teacher
avatar for Lee Coykendall

Lee Coykendall

National Botanical Garden
Children's Education Specialist
avatar for Liz Diament

Liz Diament

National Gallery of Art
Senior Educator

Elizabeth Eder

Freer/Sackler Gallery
Head of Education
avatar for Becky Farnum

Becky Farnum

Sidwell Friends School
Teacher, 6th Grade
avatar for Gwen Fernandez

Gwen Fernandez

National Gallery of Art
Museum Educator
avatar for Carole Geneix

Carole Geneix

Washington International School
avatar for Elise Heil

Elise Heil

Sacred Heart School

Mary Hendrickse

Nation Building Museum
School & Youth Groups Manager
avatar for Heidi Hinish

Heidi Hinish

National Gallery of Art
Head, Gallery and Studio Learning
avatar for Lisa Holden

Lisa Holden

Washington International School
Upper School Subject Coordinator and IB English Teacher
avatar for Kara Kling

Kara Kling

Maret School
Teacher, Humanities
avatar for Sarah Kra

Sarah Kra

National Gallery of Art
Museum Educator, Coordinator of Teen Programs
avatar for Kristen Kullberg

Kristen Kullberg

Sacred Heart School
Language Arts teacher and Arts Integration Instructional Coach
avatar for Emily Kuller

Emily Kuller

DC Bilingual Public
Instructional Specialist
avatar for Jere Lorenzen-Strait

Jere Lorenzen-Strait

School Within School
Teacher, PreK & K
avatar for Marla McLean

Marla McLean

School Within School
avatar for Dena Rapoport

Dena Rapoport

National Gallery of Art
Museum Educator, Family & Teen Programs
avatar for Kerri Redding

Kerri Redding

Washington International School
Community Service Coordinator and Film/Computer Programming Teacher
avatar for Steve Van Rees

Steve Van Rees

Universal Design for Learning and Secondary Learning Specialist
avatar for Aliya Reich

Aliya Reich

National Building Museum
Public Programs Coordinator
avatar for Margaret Ricks

Margaret Ricks

avatar for Nathalie Ryan

Nathalie Ryan

National Gallery of Art
Senior Educator and Manager, Gallery and Studio Learning
avatar for Mark Schulte

Mark Schulte

Pulitzer Center
Education Director
avatar for Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Washington International School
US Science Teacher
avatar for Mary Hall Surface

Mary Hall Surface

Playwright & Director
avatar for Foun Tang

Foun Tang

Washington International School
avatar for Terry Thomas

Terry Thomas

Seaton Elementary School
Art Teacher
avatar for Maurice Tome

Maurice Tome

School Within School
Teacher, 2nd Grade
avatar for Dolores Virasoro

Dolores Virasoro

Washington International School
avatar for Liz Whisnant

Liz Whisnant

Horace Mann ES
avatar for Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson

National Building Museum
Teen Programs Coordinator
avatar for Timothy Wright

Timothy Wright

Nation Building Museum
Manager of Teacher Engagement
avatar for Kit Young

Kit Young

Consultant & Writer
avatar for Annette Zamula

Annette Zamula

Washington International School
Visual Arts and Theory of Knowledge Teacher