Colleges are starting to demand more from our students than just knowledge.  For example, MIT is asking for a 'Maker Portfolio' from its applicants.  At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Jessica Ross is a member of the Open Portfolio Project's National Working Group.  This project is exploring how these portfolios can shape education as we know it.

 A key goal of this type of  maker-centered learning is to help young people feel empowered to build and shape their worlds.  
Jessica will talk to us about how, from a very early age, students can discover they have impact on their learning environment and culture. 


Come find out about the future of learning on January 16th!


Thursday, January 16, 2020
6 PM to 8 PM


Houston Learning Network Presents

a Special Lecture on
Maker-Centered Learning

by Jessica Ross of Project Zero Classroom


Project Manager, Agency by Design

Oak Forest Elementary School
1401 W 43rd Street
Houston, TX 77018

FREE EVENT if you RSVP in Advance

Click HERE to Register
Space is Limited

Hosted by Houston Learning Network (HLN),  Harvard University Club of Houston & Oak Forest Elementary



Jessica Ross is project manager for the Agency by Design research initiative, which examines the promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. Before joining Project Zero, Jessica taught Grade 5–8 humanities for 10 years where she integrated frameworks including Artful Thinking and Teaching for Understanding into her classroom practice. She has a background in education, history, and writing. Jessica has collaborated with schools, school districts, and museums to integrate frameworks like Artful and Visible Thinking, along with interdisciplinary-focused curriculum design, into their programs. Along with these professional facilitation opportunities, her interest in working with teachers has been fulfilled thought her roles as education coordinator of the Project Zero Classroom Institute and as teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.