Unlock the potential of group learning in your classroom. In groups, both children and adults learn from and with others, encountering new perspectives, strategies, and ways of thinking. Not only do individuals enhance their own learning, but the group can also achieve more together than any individual could alone. 

Course Designer - Mara Krechevsky

Mara is a senior researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mara has been conducting educational research for over 30 years, including directing Making Learning Visible (MLV), an investigation into documenting and assessing individual and group learning in U.S. classrooms from preschool to high school. MLV is based on collaborative research with educators from Reggio Emilia. Mara has worked with hundreds of teachers and administrators in the U.S. and abroad on creating powerful learning environments for children and adults. She has authored or co-authored seven books and over 30 articles and book chapters. Her most recent book, coauthored with Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard, and Daniel Wilson is Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools.

Course Instructor - Terri Turner

I began working at Project Zero in 1999, and am currently a Project Specialist on the Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn (LTTL) Project with Principal Investigator, Ron Ritchhart. Prior to LTTL, I was part of of the Cultures of Thinking (CoT) project, the Visible Thinking (VT) Project, and the Making Learning Visible (MLV) project. All of these projects share an interest in better understanding how to create environments that encourage critical thinking, and how to make these critical thinking moments shareable with learners inside and outside of the school context. I am also interested in how to assess classroom and school cultures, and how to evaluate change in these cultures over time. 

Since it’s inception in 2008, I have also been the facilitator of “DIG” (Democracy Inquiry Group), a Reggio-inspired critical friends group comprised of teacher educators from 11+ colleges, universities and early learning centers.
 
Perhaps at the core of all of my work with teachers spanning from Kindergarten through Higher Ed, are two essential motivators: a philosophy of children as highly capable citizens, and an excitement about ideas being provisional, meant to be revisited and revised. Terri will be coaching and co-instructing the Making Learning Visible course.

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