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 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mindful Looking FULL

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This session will explore connections between mindfulness practices and slow looking. Learn how to incorporate breathing and movement exercises into thinking routines to help learners relax, look more deeply and broadly, and connect with works of art. How might mindfulness be cultivated by looking at works of art? How might a mindful approach to looking lead to new understandings, heightened awareness and empathy? Discover connections to your classroom practice through this museum experience followed by conversation and reflection. This workshop is suitable for all levels and disciplines. 

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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... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Floor, West Building M-89 National Gallery of Art

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