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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
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In this hands-on workshop, participants will use technology to deepen thinking and understanding of both teachers and students. They will first take part in a live documentation exercise and produce content for a video to be published on Youtube and shared on the WISSIT website. They will then make an ExplainEverything presentation, engaging in deep thinking about PZ ideas using technology. They will finally reflect on the exercise, exploring ways they can apply these ideas to their own classroom settings. Participants will use the devices provided in the workshop, and the co-leaders will provide strategies adaptable to all levels of technology access. This workshop is suitable for teachers of all grade levels and subjects.


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avatar for Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Learning and Technology Coordinator, Washington International School
Mr. Anderson earned a B.A. in Spanish/Portuguese and Latin American studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of library and information science from the College of St. Catherine, in Minnesota. He also studied at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica, in Brazil. Before coming to WIS in 2006, Mr. Anderson served as a Peace Corps volunteer librarian at the Universite Adventiste-Cosendai, in Cameroon.
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Carole Geneix

Teacher, Washington International School
Carole Geneix is a French language and literature teacher at Washington International School. She is also an assistant examiner for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. She has been teaching literature and French as a foreign language in private and public schools around the globe for the past 20 years. She uses Project Zero ideas daily in her classroom and is a workshop presenter at PZ conferences. Carole earned an M.A. degree in... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
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