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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
Learning to Look LIMITED

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How can buildings be used as teaching tools? Participants will discover how thinking routines can be adapted to teach about the built environment and to make connections to history. Using guided sketching activities to encourage close looking at the museum’s building, participants then will make evidence-based inferences about the building’s structure, function and past through questions and discussion. The course will conclude with time to reflect on methods as well as ways to adapt these ideas to encourage visible thinking and learning across disciplines. This course is suitable for classroom teachers of all subjects and grade levels; no drawing expertise is necessary.


Mary Hendrickse

School & Youth Groups Manager, Nation Building Museum
Mary Hendrickse is the School & Youth Groups Manager at the National Building Museum. She manages the museum’s onsite school programs that encourage students to explore their connection to the built environment. Mary has developed curriculum for use at the museum and at school, coordinated and facilitated educator workshops, and taught students and adults about the impact of the built environment. Prior to coming to the museum, she... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet inside the 5th St entrance (near Firehook Cafe) National Building Museum

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