The Collaborative is Bringing Together Educators to Foster Critical & Creative Thinking

Our Initiatives


Our annual summer institute, begun in 2014, is a week of intense--and fun--professional learning with outstanding educators. Registration opens early in the year.


DC Project Zero (DCPZ), a network of over 2,300 local educators, is committed to nurturing deep thinking and understanding. We offer a free workshop series throughout the academic year.


Our projects are ongoing explorations of research-based practices and are led by renowned educators. They generally consist of a seminar series and school-based learning groups.


We provide a range of services to schools and other educational institutions–workshops, ongoing consultations, organization of conferences, talks, etc.

Our Events

29 November 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
National Portrait Gallery, 800 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States

How are artists activists? In this workshop, we will explore the work of two artists, Maya Lin and Ruby LaToya Frazier.  “One Life: Maya Lin” is the first biographical exhibition […]

18 January 2023
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Details coming soon! (This will be a virtual event.)

31 January 2023
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

More details coming soon! (This will be a virtual workshop.)

08 February 2023
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Details coming soon! (This will be a virtual workshop.)

11 February 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of Asian Art, 1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

How do the acts of participating in conversations about art and engaging in movement benefit students and classroom dynamics? In this participatory session, learn how slow looking and yoga can […]

11 March 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Gallery of Art, DC, 4th St. NW and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565 United States

Join us at the National Gallery of Art for an exploration of the exhibition "Called to Create: Black Artists of the American South," and of all the ways to incorporate […]

10 April 2023
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. SW and Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

More details coming in early 2023!

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