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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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Friday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Closing Plenary Session

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From Idea to Action

In this closing plenary session, Veronica Boix Mansilla, Mara Krechevsky, Margaret Riggs, Ron Ritchhart and Jim Reese will guide us in synthesizing all we have learned this week and will give us parting words and advice as we prepare ourselves for a new academic year. 

Moderators
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Jim Reese

Director, Professional Development Collaborative at the Washington International School
I am the founding Director of the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School. Prior to taking on this role, I was Director of Studies for grades 6-12 at WIS and occasionally taught an English course. I have been working as a consultant with Project Zero... Read More →

Speakers
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Mara Krechevsky

Mara Krechevsky is a Senior Researcher at Project Zero and has been conducting educational research for 30 years, including directing the Making Learning Visible (MLV) project, an investigation into documenting and assessing individual and group learning from preschool to high school... Read More →
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Veronica Boix Mansilla

Senior Research Associate, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also chairs the Future of Learning summer institute. Her research examines the conditions that enable experts and young learners to produce quality interdisciplinary... Read More →
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Ron Ritchart

Author, Harvard University; Project Zero
Ron Ritchhart is a Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator at Harvard Project Zero where his work focuses on the development of school and classroom culture as prime vehicles for developing students’ as powerful thinkers and learners. Ron's research and writings... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Black Box Theatre AAA Building

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