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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Wednesday, August 5 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Museum Fieldtrip: An Opportunity for Deep Learning FILLING

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Planning a visit to the museum with your students? Great idea! Art museums are rich environments for thinking and learning. In this course, we will practice using thinking routines and various museum teaching techniques. These approaches are designed to engage students in developing rich descriptions that lead to thoughtful interpretations and build strong connections to works of art. Following this, we will reflect on the experience and discuss how these strategies can support your students’ museum experience. The course will be most relevant for elementary and middle school educators.

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Heidi Hinish

Head, Gallery and Studio Learning, National Gallery of Art
Heidi Hinish is the head of the department of teacher, school, and family programs, in the division of education, at the National Gallery of Art, where she has worked since 1992.  As a museum educator, Heidi develops, teaches, and assesses programs and resources for children and... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Dutch Galleries, West Building M-46 National Gallery of Art

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