On Saturday, October 26, 2013, The Summit School will present their annual Zelma Wynn Symposium Series from 9am-3:30pm. This year’s topic is Visible Thinking, Learning & Understanding: Project Zero Ideas in the Classroom. This day-long event will feature the work of Project Zero, a research group based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University that has been exploring effective teaching and learning practices for nearly 50 years. Noted thinkers and Harvard professors Howard Gardner and David Perkins have guided Project Zero since its founding in 1967. Today, Project Zero’s reach extends around the world, in schools, museums and other learning settings.
This symposium will introduce key principles of Project Zero’s Teaching for Understanding framework:
- Promoting student engagement
- Providing relevance in what we teach
- Empowering deep learning of complex topics
- Understanding the importance of group learning
- Facilitating opportunities for students to make their understanding “visible”
- Engaging in ongoing assessment
Participants will learn how these core practices can shift the culture of a classroom. Sessions will have practical applications for general educators, special educators, speech-language pathologists, administrators, technology and STEM instructors, and fine arts instructors. This course is offered for .45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
A full brochure along with online registration is available at www.thesummitschool.org. Registration fee: $50 for parents and $75 for educators and professionals (includes a boxed lunch). Registrants may deduct $15 for early bird pricing if postmarked by October 5, 2013. Speech Language Pathologists seeking ASHA CEUs, please add a $25 fee.
The Summit School wishes to acknowledge the following schools’ partnership to present this year’s Symposium: Archbishop Spalding High School, Chesapeake Montessori School, Eagle Cove School, Friends Community School, Gunston School, Indian Creek School, Jemicy School, Key School, Severn School, St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, The Calverton School, The Highlands School, The Odyssey School, and Wye River Upper School.