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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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Tuesday, August 4 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Leading in Schools to Make Learning Visible, Collaborative and Lively: A Working Session for School Leaders LIMITED

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Two principals from D.C. Public Schools will engage participants in a conversation about developing strong practices in schools that wish to remain true to progressive education principles. Through discussion, reading and goal setting, the session will explore how to balance external and internal priorities so that leaders can build schools which promote visible thinking, collaborative teaching and learning, and teacher leaders. Come engage with Project Zero tools that will assist us in sharing known resources to support practice, and learn about new opportunities through this collaborative conversation. Current and aspiring principals, school heads and division leaders are welcome.


Speakers
avatar for John Burst

John Burst

Principal, School Within School
John Burst is starting his fifth year as principal at the School Within School (SWS), a District of Columbia public school. One of the four founding teachers of SWS, John spent over 20 years studying the municipal schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, using them as a point of reference for developing the curriculum, climate and culture of SWS, a teacher-directed school. John has presented at the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC), North... Read More →
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Liz Whisnant

Principal, Horace Mann ES
Liz Whisnant has served as principal of the Horace Mann Elementary School (DCPS) since 2005. In 2008, she co-founded with several principal colleagues the District of Columbia Collaborative for Change (DC3), a reform structure for school improvement in DCPS whose mission is to craft schools that are inspiring places to teach and learn. She currently serves on the boards of the Principals’ Center at Harvard’s Graduate School of... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
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