Washington International School
The Washington International School Summer Institute for Teachers (WISSIT) is a professional development opportunity for public, private and charter school teachers in the Washington DC area. Funded in part by a grant from the Edward E Ford Foundation, WISSIT brings together teachers for a week-long summer learning program based on the teaching philosophies of Project Zero from The Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to the one week of study together, the teachers will be involved in a series of programs and discussions online throughout the school year to continue their collaboration and share their classroom experiences. You can read more about WISSIT here, watch a video here or read a blog here.
2014 Global Issues Network Conference
The 2014 Global Issues Network Conference will be held on the Washington International School campus. Co-hosted by students from School Without Walls, conference attendees will include students from public, private and charter schools from around the Washington, DC area.
The theme for this year's conference is "The World Needs Youth". The mission of the Global Issues Network (GIN) is to empower young people to collaborate locally, regionally and globally to create solutions for global issues. The goal for this year's conference is to have over 300 students participating, presenting, and collaborating at the two-day conference. Keynote speakers include John Liu, an environmental filmmaker, and David Poritz, president and co-founder of Equitable Origin.
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