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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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In this session, we will be exploring different and diverse perspectives involved in and around stories in artworks. Learners must cultivate the ability to recognize and value multiple perspectives to succeed in our increasingly global society. Through close looking, conversation and perspective taking, we will think deeply about artworks and the many viewpoints we carry as well as the complex/layered stories they can tell.  We will engage in creative and reflective strategies that can be employed in the classroom to help students understand their own point of view and those of others. To wrap up our time together, we’ll explore artistic process and reflect on our experience in the ImaginAsia classroom. 


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Carolyn Bevans

Educator for Docent Programs, Freer/Sackler Gallery
Carolyn Bevans is an Educator for Docent Programs at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. She assists in the conception, development and implementation of the Docent Program as well as supports educational initiatives for K-12 and adult learning. Prior to her appointment, she worked as an Educator and Programs Associate for the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM), where she developed and led educational and... Read More →
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Elizabeth Eder

Head of Education, Freer/Sackler Gallery
Dr. Elizabeth K. Eder has been Head of Education at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery since 2013. She has responsibility for the overall planning, direction and management of education programs and activities for docents and volunteers, K-12 learning, online education, and visitor experience at the galleries. She previously served as Assistant Chair of National Education Partnerships at the Smithsonian... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Freer Conference Room Freer/Sackler Gallery

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