The Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School works to deepen and broaden DC-area educators’ capacity to inspire deep thinking in learners, to educate for global competence, and to share best practices with the community at large.
The Making Across the Curriculum project began in 2018 as part of the larger Agency by Design initiative at Harvard Project Zero. Initially based at Washington International School, the project has spread to four DC traditional public schools, one charter school, two Catholic schools, and another independent schools. This year, it involves over 50 teachers learning together about the promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. Exhibits will range from early childhood through high school, across subject areas, and will cover topics such as exploring race and identity through making; developing language skills with take-aparts; and re-imagining learning spaces through design hunts.