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Creating a Culture of Thinking

About Project Zero

Project Zero was founded by the philosopher Nelson Goodman at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1967 to study and improve education in the arts. Goodman believed that arts learning should be studied as a serious cognitive activity, but that "zero" had yet been firmly established about the field; hence, the project was given its name. Over the years, Project Zero has maintained a strong research agenda in the arts while gradually expanding to include investigations into the nature of intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural thinking, and ethics. read more


Professional Development Resources

PZ Information

Project Zero Overview
Project Zero Website
Project Zero Projects

Agendas & Flyers

June 14, 2017 Agenda  NEW
June 15, 2017 Agenda  NEW
previous agendas and flyers

Breakout Session Files

Eight Cultural Forces Pie Chart (5/16/15)
Language and Discourse Packet (5/16/15)
Leading a Culture of Thinking (5/16/15)
Performance of Understanding Placemat (Word) | PDF (5/16/15)
Performance of Understanding Placemat Samples (5/16/15)
Thinking for Understanding Workshop Bibliography (5/16/15)

Presentations

Thinking for Understanding 1/17/15
Using Thinking Routines to Deepen Understanding 1/17/15
Agency by design/ Children's Innovation Project 5/16/15
Creating Cultures of Thinking 5/16/15

Handouts

See/Think/Wonder Instructions
Think/Puzzle/Explore Instructions
Thinking Routines NGA Resources Bibliography
Thinking for Understanding Workshop Bibliography
Understanding Map

Perspective-Taking with Picasso
Perceive/Know/Care Routine Instructions
Perceive/Know/Care Graphic Organizer

Videos

Project Zero at QV Overview: Media Player | YouTube
PZ Thinking Routines: YouTube | Vimeo
PZ Pittsburgh: PD for Educators: YouTube

Photos

view photo slideshow of PZ at QV

Books

Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage the World
By Veronica Boix Mansilla & Anthony Jackson  (free PDF download)

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners
By Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church & Karin Morrison

Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools
By Ron Ritchhart 

Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape Their Worlds
By Edward P. Clapp, Jessica Ross, Jennifer O. Ryan & Shari Tishman 

more books

Studio Life Expansion

Project Zero Pittsburgh Outline (PDF)
District awarded $30,000 grant to expand Studio Life beyond QV (7/17/14)

PZ in the News

Harvard education program comes to Quaker Valley (5/13/15)
Quaker Valley Receives $100,000 Grant from The Grable Foundation (4/20/15)
Project Zero: What Does Learning Look Like? (2/19/15)


For more information about Project Zero at QV, please contact:
Dr. Jeffrey D. Evancho
Project Zero Programming Specialist
Quaker Valley School District
412-749-5557 x5317
evanchoj@qvsd.org
 


Quaker Valley School District
100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive
Suite B
Leetsdale, PA 15056 map

Phone: 412-749-3600
Fax: 412-749-3601

Directions to District Office
From the Sewickley Bridge (Route 65 & Broad Street in Sewickley), proceed 2.7 miles north on Route 65. At the Leetsdale Industrial Park sign, take the ramp access on the right. Make a left to cross over Route 65 and follow the ramp to the stop sign. At the stop sign, go straight, then make the next right onto Leetsdale Industrial Drive. Go to the third complex entrance on the right. The sign is marked "QVSD Offices." District Office is located in Suite B.


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100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive - Suite B, Leetsdale, PA 15056 | 412-749-3600
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