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
Nurturing Global Competence Through the Use of Global Thinking Routines FULL

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The challenge is clear: The most pressing problems of our time—from climate change to mass migration, human rights to equitable economic development—demand that we educate our youth to investigate topics of global significance, to collaborate across cultures, to communicate across difference and to be predisposed to take informed action. How can we transform our classrooms into spaces where students engage with the world beyond their immediate environment? For decades, researchers at Project Zero have examined the role of thinking routines in the promotion of cultures of thinking and thinking dispositions. In this course, we explore a novel approach to thinking routines—global thinking routines—specifically designed to advance students’ global competence. Through a combination of presentations, interactive exploration of student work and various global thinking routines, and small and whole group discussions, participants will develop their understanding of what global competence is, why it matters today, and what it looks like and develop the capacity to use global thinking routines to create globally-minded classroom cultures and advance global competence.

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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 →

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

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