Themes

This section of the website highlights the ways in which DC is distinguishing itself as a center for innovative teaching and learning through the work of our DCPZ network educators.

You can read about their exciting classroom experiments and thoughtful reflections through the lens of the following themes:

* Civic Agency: Resources, ideas, and exemplars for empowering students to make positive changes in their communities and the world.
* Cultures of Thinking: Ways to deepen the capacity of students to think critically and creatively, inspired by the research of Ron Ritchhart of Project Zero.
* Maker-Centered Learning: Discovering the many ways educators can cultivate student sensitivity to design, systems, analytical thinking and their own creativity.
*Museum Learning: Ideas, resources, and pictures of practice from educators using cultural institutions to enrich the learning and broaden the horizons of their students.

Teaching with Museum Resources

It’s no secret that we at the PD Collaborative love museums! The plethora of world-class museums practically at our doorsteps is our favorite part of living in Washington, DC! We […]

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 at Briya Public Charter School in DC. DC-Project […]

12/14/2021
DCPZ In Action, Vol. VI: Kristen Kullberg

“DCPZ In Action” highlights the many ways in which DCPZ educators are using Project Zero ideas in their practice. We hope that our readers will be inspired to try something […]

03/25/2021
DCPZ In Action, Vol. V: Anne Leflot & Gerald D. Smith, Jr.

Cross-Cultural Exchanges: Bridging Divides Across a City and an Ocean DCPZ In Action” is our feature that highlights the many ways in which DCPZ educators are using Project Zero ideas […]

03/02/2021
DCPZ In Action, Vol. IV: Ana Maria Nicolich

DCPZ In Action” is our feature that highlights the many ways in which DCPZ educators are using Project Zero ideas in their practice. We hope that our readers will be […]

02/08/2021
WISSIT Names Marci Jones to New Leadership Role

In its eighth year, the Washington International School Summer Institute for Teachers (WISSIT): Connecting DC Educators with Project Zero Ideas takes months and months to plan. Our leadership team, charged […]

01/11/2021
Educator Resources for Responding to the Attack on the Capitol

Even after all of the painful turmoil of this past year, the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol Building left many of us reeling and at a loss […]

10/13/2020
Dispatches from the Distance Learning Trenches

Spring semester 2020 forced all of us, very suddenly, onto the roller coaster ride that is living in a global pandemic. Schools across the country made the effort to pivot […]

CAC Named in Learning Across America Forerunner’s Report

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the internationally renowned organization HundrED, in partnership with Remake Learning and The Grable Foundation, published the Learning Across America Forerunners Report, detailing system-wide, impactful and […]

06/18/2020
Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis and the ensuing peaceful protests that have taken place around the country and world, educators […]