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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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Tuesday, August 4 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Hunters and Other Games: How One Child’s Idea Sparked a Semester-Long, Class-Wide Project FULL

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Participants will observe documentation of an in-depth project on board game making, consider how to bridge project work with their school’s educational expectations, and build confidence for supporting child-driven projects in their own context. Inspired by his visit to the municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and informed by his experience at a Reggio-inspired DC public school, the instructor will lead participants to consider how to support students to think creatively and critically in an increasingly standardized world.


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Jere Lorenzen-Strait

Teacher, PreK & K, School Within School
Jere Lorenzen-Strait teaches pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher at School-Within-School, a Reggio Emilia-inspired DC public school. In 2011, Jere was named the DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) New Teacher of the Year and was honored to receive the Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching. Jere's teaching is guided by his experience visiting the municipal schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and he uses Project Zero thinking routines to... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Art Room (2nd Floor)

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