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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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Wednesday, August 5 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
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How does one’s understanding of a work of art develop? This course will consider the power of slow looking, close listening, imagination and collaboration in exploring a work of art.  Using thinking routines and creative storytelling techniques that bring a work of art to life through sound, the course will model ways to cultivate the dispositions of observation and description, interpretation, perspective taking, and curiosity. We will conclude with time to reflect on the experience and consider how these approaches might support learning across disciplines.  This workshop is suitable for classroom teachers of all subjects and grade levels; no music experience is required.

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Nathalie Ryan

Senior Educator and Manager, Gallery and Studio Learning, National Gallery of Art
Nathalie Ryan is an educator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (DC), where she has coordinated and taught in-gallery and studio programs for all ages since 2002. She received her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A. in art history from The University of Texas at Austin, and studied art and music at Oberlin College. She is the lead author of An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and their Work (Chicago Review... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
French Galleries, West Building M-93 National Gallery of Art

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