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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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Thursday, August 6 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Going Global: Uncovering Complexity and Expanding Perspective through Drama LIMITED

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The ability to recognize multiple perspectives around issues of global significance is an essential skill in our ever-increasingly interconnected world. How can we encourage students to explore the perspectives of people whose beliefs, values and experiences are likely very different from their own? As important, how can we help students articulate their own worldviews and to understand how they were formed? This workshop invites participants to recognize multiple perspectives through a process that integrates social studies, journalism and drama. Stories of real people at the center of global human development issues such as education, healthcare and gender equality will spark the workshops’ investigation. After uncovering their own perspectives on these issues, participants will try on—with their voices, bodies and imaginations—the feelings and circumstances of the real stories’ characters through a series of drama-based activities. Working collaboratively, participants will think, puzzle and explore how their understanding of the source images and texts becomes deeper and more complex after taking an empathetic journey into the lives of others. Reflection will focus on self-understanding and empathy as essential building blocks of global competence, both for our students and for us. This workshop is suitable for all audiences. 

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Mary Hall Surface

Playwright & Director
Mary Hall Surface is a playwright and director specializing in theater for families and multi-disciplinary collaborations. Her plays have been produced at professional theaters, museums and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the National Gallery of Art, the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and 15 productions with the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences and National Symphony Orchestra. She has been nominated for nine... Read More →

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Black Box Theatre 3100 Macomb St NW

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