Summit School’s Zelma Wynn Symposium Series Scheduled for October 26

The Summit School sent the following information about their upcoming Zelma Wynn Symposium Series:

On Saturday, October 26, The Summit School will present their annual Zelma Wynn Symposium Series from 9 a.m.  to 3:30pm. This year’s topic is Visible Thinking, Learning & Understanding: Project Zero Ideas in the Classroom.  Summit School Logo

This day-long event will feature the work of Project Zero, a research group based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University that has been exploring effective teaching and learning practices for nearly 50 years. Noted thinkers and Harvard professors Howard Gardner and David Perkins have guided Project Zero since its founding in 1967. Today, Project Zero’s reach extends around the world, in schools, museums and other learning settings.

This symposium will introduce key principles of Project Zero’s Teaching for Understanding framework including:

  • Promoting student engagement
  • Providing relevance in what we teach
  • Empowering deep learning of complex topics
  • Understanding the importance of group learning
  • Facilitating opportunities for students to make their understanding “visible”
  • Engaging in ongoing assessment

Participants will learn how these core practices can shift the culture of a classroom. Sessions will have practical applications for general educators, special educators, speech-language pathologists, administrators, technology and STEM instructors, and fine arts instructors. This course is offered for .45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

A full brochure along with online registration is available at Registration fee: $50 for parents and $75 for educators and professionals (includes a boxed lunch).

Registrants may deduct $15 for early bird pricing if postmarked by October 5, 2013. Speech Language Pathologists seeking ASHA CEUs, please add a $25 fee.

The Summit School wishes to acknowledge the following schools’ partnership to present this year’s Symposium:  Archbishop Spalding High School, Chesapeake Montessori School, Eagle Cove School, Friends Community School, Gunston School, Indian Creek School, Jemicy School, Key School, Severn School, St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, The Calverton School, The Highlands School, The Odyssey School, and Wye River Upper School.

For more about Project Zero, go to

About Zelma Wynn (1916 – 2003): Zelma Wynn was born in Maine but lived most of her life in Maryland. She was the daughter of two immigrants and worked as an interior designer. She was known as a good listener and had a healthy respect for education. She enjoyed mentoring young people’s minds and spirits. Those who were fortunate enough to have met her found a lifelong friend. Zelma Wynn passed away at the age of 86. This symposium series is dedicated to her love of learning.

About The Summit School: The Summit School, celebrating its 25th year, is a coed, non-profit school for grades 1-8. Summit offers a highly specialized academic program for bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. For more information, go to

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I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to or call me at 301-906-4767.

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