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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 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
History in Our Backyard: Using Public Art to Teach Global Competence FILLING

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What can be learned from the way global history is interpreted and told through public art and memorials? This course will take educators through deep looking and thinking routines based on a case study of Raymond Kaskey’s drawings and sculptural studies for the National World War Two Memorial in the National Building Museum’s special exhibition, Cool & Collected. Individually and together, participants will examine the different ways in which memorials, public art and architecture tell the stories of global history. This process yields to enhanced visual literacy skills and global competence, as well as new techniques that can be applied in the classroom. This course is suitable for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

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Aliya Reich

Public Programs Coordinator, National Building Museum
Aliya Reich is a Public Programs Coordinator at the National Building Museum. She organizes lectures, panel discussions, symposia and other programs geared towards the museum’s adult audiences. Aliya has worked as an educator at a variety of different museums, including the Walters Art Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Art, where she assisted with NGA’s own summer teacher institute in 2011. She has... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet at the Cool & Collected exhibition, 1st Fl East National Building Museum

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