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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
Using Art to Inspire Imaginative Writing FILLING

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How might art be used as a powerful tool to spark imagination and help students create their own rich writing? How can thinking routines be used with great flexibility to structure a group conversation and support rich thinking and learning? Through careful looking, conversation and creative writing, participants will actively engage in deep thinking about works of art and the cultural context in which they were created. We will engage in a thinking routine followed by narrative writing that imaginatively connects different paintings. The session will conclude with an opportunity to reflect on the group’s thinking. We will explore insights, questions and puzzles about the experience and make connections to language arts curriculum. This workshop is designed for middle and high school teachers.

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Liz Diament

Senior Educator, National Gallery of Art
Elizabeth Diament is originally from England where she received a degree in Art History from Manchester University. Once stateside, she received a Master’s in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in 1995, and has been a museum educator ever since. Liz has spent the last 13 years working at the National Gallery of Art where she is a Senior Educator managing school tours and docent education. She has greatly enjoyed... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
American Galleries, West Building M-71 National Gallery of Art

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