Projects of the Collaborative
In attempting to bridge the many educational divides that have long existed in our nation’s capital, the Collaborative focuses on four major areas of interest.
In its fourth year, the Washington International School Summer Institute for Teachers attracts over 200 educators who learn together during an intensive week on the Tregaron campus. WISSIT was made possible through a E.E. Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Grant.
In its fifth year, DC-PZ offers a network of over 1,400 local educators free professional development events throughout the academic year.
Currently, the Collaborative manages or supports three major grant-funded projects.
- Children Are Citizens is an early childhood initiative in its second iteration, which is funded by a generous grant from Fight For Children.
- Veronica Boix Mansilla of Project Zero partners with the Collaborative to manage Engaging the Arts and Museums with the World in Mind, which is supported by the Longview Foundation. This project is a collaboration between classroom teachers and museum educators; they craft lessons that leverage museum collections in order to educate for global competence.
- The World in DC: A Locally-Grounded Approach to Global Competence Education — for this project, the Collaborative works with Project Zero to support teachers in three DCPS schools that have been re-branded as Global Studies schools.
The Collaborative receives requests on a regular basis from schools and other organizations to provide workshops, speeches, or consultations on various areas of expertise.