Discover research-based practices that promote critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity.
How can the classroom become a place where today’s learners become the citizens and leaders of tomorrow? For fifty years, Project Zero has pioneered research that examines key facets of human potential — such as intelligence and creativity— asking how educators and schools can design learning experiences that are engaging and exciting for all learners.
Project Zero Classroom presents the best of this research, offering tools and approaches that educators can implement in their own classrooms to develop 21st century skills and habits in their students. Participants learn how to design interdisciplinary curriculum that attends to the ethical, aesthetic, and social dimensions of learning, and they explore instructional methods that deepen student engagement, model intellectual curiosity and rigor, and make learning more visible.
During this five-day institute, you will take part in a variety of learning activities that demonstrate Project Zero principles and are facilitated by researchers and educators steeped in these practices. Through provocative plenary sessions, experiential workshops, and small study groups, you will deepen your understanding of how effective learning happens, and you will leave with concepts and tools that you can put into practice immediately.
The program explores fundamental educational questions, such as:
- What does it mean to understand? How does understanding develop?
- What are the roles of reflection and assessment in learning?
- How can we nurture critical thinking and creativity?
- How can we design learning experiences for a variety of learners and contexts?