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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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Monday, August 3 • 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Muddy Hands and Radical Amazement: An Interactive Course in Transformative Learning FULL

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Prepare to experience the joy and poetry of using clay to create meaningful art and deep conversation. Participants will be immersed in a spiral of creative thinking, doing and reflecting while creating ceramic outdoor sculptures, and will experience how paradigms of understanding shift through storytelling, documentation of children’s work, video, conversation, and muddy hands. This course will support teachers in developing and deepening creative environments within their educational setting that value expression, provocation, rigor, play and connections. Even though clay does not stain, participants will get a little “muddy” and are encouraged to remove rings/bracelets, and may bring an old tee-shirt or smock to wear. Clay is a very inexpensive and easy media to incorporate in all subjects, and this workshop is suitable for all levels and disciplines.

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Marla McLean

Artist/Educator, School Within School
Marla McLean is a Reggio-inspired artist/educator, working as the Atelierista at School Within School (SWS), a public school in DC. She is an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and teaches Art and Science-Developing Creativity and Art and Activism (in San Miguel, Mexico). She is a mixed-media working artist with a studio at Passageways Studios in Riverdale, MD. Marla facilitates workshops on Creativity and Children... Read More →

Monday August 3, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Art Room II (3rd Floor)

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