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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

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