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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.

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Reimagining Museum and School Partnerships

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Teaching with Museum Resources

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DCPZEC (DCPZ Early Childhood) is Back!

Facebook Twitter DCPZEC (DCPZ Early Childhood) is Back! This blog post is written by Alexandra Morris, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator at George Mason University, and Kerstin Schmidt, Pre-K teacher

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