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 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Plenary Session

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Making Thinking Visible Through the Use of Thinking Routines

Across all subject areas and grade levels, thinking routines have become an enormously popular tool for teachers to use to promote students’ thinking. However, in some instances the routines exist as nothing more than a classroom activity. This session will explore the following questions: How is it that we can use thinking routines to their best effect? How are they designed? What should teachers attend to in their use? How do we know when they are really working to develop students as independent thinkers?

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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 →

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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 →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm

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