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 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ancient Narratives/Modern Perspectives LIMITED

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Discover the complexity of a history painting through the lens of Artful Thinking! Using the thinking routines Beginning-Middle-End and Step Inside, participants will develop an understanding of a work of art through observation, conversation, sketching and writing. With the familiar construct of a narrative, this in-gallery experience will model how to slow the looking process; encourage multiple modes of thinking, including reasoning, comparison, perspective taking, imagination and storytelling; and will explore the way content can evolve through the process of engagement. Following the routines, participants will reflect on the narrative experience and brainstorm ways the routines or variations of them can inspire their own practice.

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Sarah Kra

Museum Educator, Coordinator of Teen Programs, National Gallery of Art
Sarah Kra is a Museum Educator and Coordinator of Teen Programs at the National Gallery of Art. For more than 10 years, she has had the pleasure of working and learning alongside her colleagues in Family and Teen Programs to apply Project Zero research within the museum setting. Sarah... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Italian Galleries, West Building M-32 National Gallery of Art

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