DC Collaborative Virtual Convening Schedule

The DC Collaborative continues its Virtual Convenings in response to COVID-19. Weekly schedules will be posted Mondays. We are calling all members and partners to participate in and/or lead a session!

Tuesday, 5/26/20, 11 AM: Community of Practice with Jim Reese of Project Zero/ Washington International School

Have you heard about Project Zero? An education research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero has developed powerful pedagogical frameworks, strategies and tools that enable educators in all contexts to create conditions for effective learning, often with the arts at the center. A local network called DC-Project Zero (or DCPZ), organized by the Professional Development Collaborative at Washington International School, offers multi-layered approaches to deepen and broaden DC-area educators’ capacity to inspire critical thinking in learners, to educate for global competence, and to share best practices with the community at large. It often partners with arts and humanities organizations in organizing workshops, conferences and seminar series. Spend an hour with Jim Reese, Director of the PD Collaborative and co-founder of DCPZ, and learn about the scope and impact of the organization's work and upcoming opportunities for local educators. You'll also get to 'try on' a Project Zero pedagogical tool and consider ways you can adapt it to your own context.

Before joining the staff of Washington International School in 2008, Jim Reese worked locally in public schools and abroad in international schools as a secondary school English and film studies teacher. He earned a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University and has frequently taught courses in GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Jim began consulting with Project Zero in 2001 and has served as Education Coordinator of the Project Zero Classroom summer institute at Harvard, as Education Chair of the off-site Project Zero Perspectives conferences, and as a designer, instructor and coach for a variety of online Project Zero courses. He also has managed a number of local professional development / research projects in partnership with Project Zero researchers.


Wednesday, 5/27/20, 11 AM: Community Partnerships with Dana Carr of Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center

Engaging Families Creatively

Recently, so much of our time has been spent ensuring that our youth take moments of challenge like the one we are currently experiencing, and turn them into opportunities. But what about the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.? This session will focus on the families these youth are connected to so that we can also make certain that FAMILIES are thriving, using the arts as tools. We will examine ways to explore, engage, and expose FAMILIES to creative experiences that will be transformative not only for young people, but for the adults that influence them as well.

Thursday, 5/28/20, 11 AM: Equity/ Access Discussion with Ashley Grady of Smithsonian Access

Join the DC Collaborative on 5/28 as we welcome Ashley Grady, Senior Program Manager at Access Smithsonian. In this virtual convening, we will talk about incorporating equity and access into your program design, ways to make students with disabilities feel welcomed, and how the community is working to promote access during times of social distancing.

Monday, 6/1/20, 11 AM: State of Arts and Humanities Education "Town Hall" with DCPS Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Registration Forthcoming

Tuesday, 6/2/20, 11 AM: Collective Action OST Funding with DC Scores

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Wednesday, 6/3/20, 11 AM: Summer and Out-of-School Time Programming with Sitar Arts Center and Project Create

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  • Community of Practice (Program Development/ Out-of-School Time)
  • Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs
  • Daily Meeting Reminders
  • DC Collaborative Virtual Convening Digest (Fridays)

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The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.