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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
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Thinking routines can be used to help individual students build, expand and challenge their understanding of complex topics; they can also be used to generate collective insights. Participants in this hands-on workshop will get a chance to try out several thinking routines that foster individual reflection and collective knowledge building, including Think-Pair-Share; Chalk Talk; I Used to Think…But Now I Think; and Connect-Extend-Challenge. Participants will also have the opportunity to examine samples of student work from a variety of classroom applications and to brainstorm potential ways to use these routines to encourage deeper individual and collective thinking in their own classrooms. This workshop is suitable for all levels and disciplines. 


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Kara Kling

Teacher, Humanities, Maret School
Kara Kling has been teaching middle school humanities for 15 years. She currently teaches 7th-grade English, 8th-grade history, and 7th-grade service learning at Maret School. She likes to use her classroom as a laboratory for discovering and inventing instructional approaches that promote understanding and support equity, and has found thinking routines to be essential tools for achieving both of these goals. Some of her recent work includes... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
A10

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