The Collaborative is Bringing Together Educators to Foster Critical & Creative Thinking
WISSIT 2023: July 31 - Aug. 4
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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

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

Join DCPZ and the Ford’s Theatre education team for an engaging workshop exploring Lincoln’s Address to the 166th Ohio Regiment, in which he reminds the soldiers (and us) of the […]

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

Join DCPZ and the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) on National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day for this educator professional development session to discuss new acquisitions […]

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 […]

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