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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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Wednesday, August 5 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
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How might sketching extend the process of looking and support deep thinking? This course will consider drawing as a method of slowing down, examining multiple perspectives, and uncovering complexity. Using thinking routines and simple sketching prompts, the course will model ways to cultivate the dispositions of observing, comparing and connecting. We will conclude with time for reflection and brainstorming ways that sketching might be applied in different contexts. This workshop is suitable for classroom teachers of all subjects and grade levels; no drawing experience is required. 


Speakers
avatar for Gwen Fernandez

Gwen Fernandez

Museum Educator, National Gallery of Art
Gwen Fernandez is a Museum Educator at the National Gallery of Art working with family, teen and adult audiences. She is the coordinator for Drawing Salon, a series of adult workshops that encourages close looking at works of art through sketching and conversation. Gwen began integrating Project Zero ideas into her teaching practice three years ago and is a past participant of WISSIT and the Project Zero Classroom summer institute at Harvard. She... Read More →
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Dena Rapoport

Museum Educator, Family & Teen Programs, National Gallery of Art
Dena Rapoport works as a museum educator for the National Gallery of Art in Family and Teen Programs. She received her M.A. in Art History from George Washington University where she worked as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate art history survey courses. In this capacity, she coordinated courses at The Walters Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art. She has previously interned at The Phillips Collection and the Corcoran Gallery of... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Contemporary Sculpture, East Building Atrium National Gallery of Art

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