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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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Julie Carmean

National Gallery of Art
Museum Educator, Coordinator of Professional Development for Art Around the Corner

Julie Carmean works as a Museum Educator and Coordinator of Professional Development for Art Around the Corner, the National Gallery of Art’s multiple-visit outreach programs to Title I schools in the DC community. In this role, Julie uses Project Zero ideas—especially Artful Thinking, Cultures of Thinking, and Teaching for Understanding—to inform her professional development sessions for classroom and gallery teachers, in addition to  program design, curriculum writing, teaching, and evaluation. Formerly, Julie taught third and fourth grades, experimenting with Artful Thinking and arts integration strategies in her classroom. She also developed and instructed a graduate education course, “Teaching Thinking through Art,” for Towson University. She holds arts integration certificates from the Kennedy Center CETA Program and Towson. Julie received her Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oral Roberts University. At WISSIT 2016 Julie is presenting an interactive course.