Day 2 Twitter Recap of Project Zero Pittsburg 2017 #PZPGH

The Project Zero Perspectives: Making, Innovation, Learning conference was held in Pittsburg, PA on May 12-13. Day 2 was at CMOA and Univ of Pitt. This is a personal collection of tweets* shared during the conference, separated into sections for readability. *Note: Not a complete collection.


  1. Welcoming Us Back for Day 2

  2. Plenary

  3. "Maker-Centered Learning in Four Acts" - Keynote by Shari Tishman & Edward Clapp

    In the everyday course of our lives, it’s natural for us to be makers: We make our meals, we make our beds—some of us even make our own clothes or build our own homes. And while being a maker may seem like a natural part of being a human being, maker-centered learning—intentionally incorporating the practices of making into various educational settings—is now on the rise. But what might be the benefits of incorporating making into education? And what practices may best support maker-centered learning? In this interactive plenary session talk, Project Zero researchers Edward Clapp and Shari Tishman will draw on media, theater, hands-on activities, and audience involvement to bring to life some of the key ideas from Agency by Design, a Project Zero initiative that explores the promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.

    Shari Tishman is a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as Director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts. She currently co-directs Agency by Design, a project related to the maker movement that is investigating the promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. She also co-directs Out of Eden Learn, an online learning community, currently being used in over 700 classrooms worldwide, that is linked to National Geographic journalist Paul Salopek’s seven-year walk around the world. Past notable projects include Visible Thinking, a dispositional approach to teaching thinking that foregrounds the use of thinking routines and the documentation of student thinking, and Artful Thinking, a related approach that emphasizes the development of thinking dispositions through looking at art. The author of numerous articles and books, Tishman is currently at work on a book on ‘Slow Looking.’

    Edward P. Clapp is a senior research manager and a member of the core research team working on the Agency by Design (AbD) initiative—an investigation of the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning—at Project Zero, an educational research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Edward’s current research interests include creativity and innovation, “maker” education, design thinking, and contemporary approaches to arts teaching and learning. In the past, Edward has worked with Project Zero on the multiyear research initiative, the Qualities of Quality: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education. In addition to his work as an educational researcher, Edward is an HGSE Lecturer on Education and co-instructor (with Carrie James) of the HGSE course "Thinking and Learning Today and Tomorrow: Project Zero Perspectives." Edward is also an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he teaches a graduate level course entitled "Principles of Pedagogy for the Studio Arts Educator." In 2013 Edward coedited Expanding Our Vision for the Arts in Education, the most recent special issue of the Harvard Educational Review. Independently, in 2010 Edward edited the anthology 20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, a collection of 20 essays about the future of the arts sector written by young and emerging arts leaders under the age of 40. Edward holds a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) and Masters of Education (Ed.M.) from HGSE, a Masters of Letters (M.Litt.) in poetry from the University of Glasgow/Strathclyde, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to his academic pursuits, Edward has also published his poetry and fiction in national and international literary magazines and has had his plays produced Off-Off-Broadway in New York. Web:  Social: @edwardpclapp
  4. A talk on the history of 'Agency by Design' at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History #PZPGH #building #work #teacher #instatravel #instago #instagood #sun #nofilter #photooftheday #city #travelling #america #tourist #instapic #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel #igers #instacool #instagood #like4like #light #wanderlust #pittsburgh #building #weather #museum #learning
    A talk on the history of 'Agency by Design' at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History #PZPGH #building #work #teacher #instatravel #instago #instagood #sun #nofilter #photooftheday #city #travelling #america #tourist #instapic #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel #igers #instacool #instagood #like4like #light #wanderlust #pittsburgh #building #weather #museum #learning