Carole Geneix — Using Thinking Routines With Works of Art to Deepen Student Understanding and Make Their Thinking Visible; Using Maker-Centered Learning Strategies to Engage Students in System Thinking And Interrogate the Status Quo
Session 1: Using Thinking Routines With Works of Art to Deepen Student Understanding and Make Their Thinking Visible
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how they can use various works of art with thinking routines to engage students in meaningful discussions, make them connect with course content, and deepen their thinking. They will also examine how the process of documenting student thinking is an integral part of learning and, by making flow visible, allows for a stronger connection with content. A variety of Project Zero strategies from the Harvard Graduate School of Education will be used interactively throughout the workshop, including thinking routines from the Visible Thinking and Artful Thinking projects. This workshop will draw from practices used in middle and high school settings but is suitable for all levels and subject areas.
Session #2: Using Maker-Centered Learning Strategies to Engage Students in System Thinking And Interrogate the Status Quo
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore ideas and strategies of the Making Across the Curriculum project from Agency by Design that empower students to develop their agency and sense of belonging. They will then explore the JusticexDesign framework (pronounced "Justice by Design") that gives tools to students and teachers to interrogate the status quo in the curriculum and beyond. Participants should have basic supplies handy (paper, pens, recycling material, foil, etc.) so they can experience first-hand what "making" can bring to the classroom! This workshop will draw from practices used in middle and high school settings but is suitable for all levels and subject areas.
Presented by: Carole Geneix
About the Presenter:
Carole Geneix has more than 25 years of experience in education in the United States and abroad. At WIS, she coordinates curriculum, professional development and teacher growth, and aims at developing pedagogical approaches, curriculum design and assessment practices that are international-minded, equitable and inclusive.
She is a Faculty member at the Project Zero Classroom institute from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and at the WIS Summer Institute for Teachers (WISSIT). She is also an examiner for the International Baccalaureate. Passionate about student-centered education and inquiry-based learning, she has been using Project Zero ideas and frameworks for over twelve years as a teacher and school administrator. She is currently a Leadership team member of the Making Across the Curriculum project at WIS, an Agency byDesign project that applies the practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning across a variety of contexts and content areas. She has also participated most recently in the JusticexDesign (JxD) research initiative that has been investigating how young people engage critically with—and understand the relationships between—design, representation, power, and participation. She has presented many workshops at national and international conferences. She holds a Master’s Degree in French literature from University of Rennes, France and an M.B.A. from Sorbonne University in Paris.