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Project Zero

Harvard University

ISV helps educators keep pace with today’s ever-evolving learning environment. We support them as they explore, plan and implement the innovations which will lead to the best outcomes for students. Our world-class programs facilitate transformative learning around leadership through partnerships with global universities and experts.

Principals Connect

Building on ISV’s New Principals’ Program, Principals Connect is for principals in their third to fifth year. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from scholars, researchers and practitioners from ISV, Project Zero (PZ) and The Principals’ Center (TPC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Co-designed by ISV and PZ, Principals Connect provokes leaders to examine current leadership practices to gain insights and skills that can enhance and transform school performance. It also facilitates connection building with peers for ongoing networking and support.

Integral to the program, principals attend Leadership: An Evolving Vision at Harvard University, along with exclusive tailored sessions with PZ and Professor David Perkins.

Leading Learning That Matters

Our Leading Learning that Matters (LLtM) program helps highly experienced principals meet the challenges and opportunities of modern learning during a two-year research project. The research is supported through residential workshops, an international study tour and seminar at Harvard, site visits and meetings with international business leaders, and ongoing support from both the Harvard team and ISV.

LLtM is designed to enhance leadership skills by drawing on the expertise of international and local partners. Through the involvement of their principals, school communities reap the benefits in a variety of ways.

Active collaboration is at the heart of LLtM, with senior principals working alongside internationally respected scholars who have extensive experience in educational change:

Professor David Perkins, Principal Investigator

David Perkins is the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr, Research Professor of Teaching and Learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has conducted long-term programs of research and development in teaching and learning for understanding, creativity, problem-solving and reasoning in the arts, sciences and everyday life.

Dr Daniel Wilson, Director and Principal Investigator

Daniel Wilson is the Director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he is also a principal investigator, a lecturer, faculty member on the Doctorate for Educational Leadership, and the Educational Chair at Harvard’s ‘Learning Environments for Tomorrow’ Institute.

Dr Flossie Chua, Senior Research and Project Director at Project Zero

Flossie Chua’s work focuses on understanding how we can nurture good thinking and practices that develop the capacity for informed and positive action. Her projects explore emerging practices of progressive pedagogies in schools and the shared leadership structures in schools that support them.