About Steve Seidel

Steve Seidel, Ed.D., holds the Bauman and Bryant Chair in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was the Director of Project Zero from 2000 to 2008 and has been the Director of the Arts in Education program since 2004.

His projects have examined issues in arts education, alternative assessment, project-based curriculum, and school reform. He is currently Principal Investigator for the Making Learning Visible project, and a Co-principal Investigator of  The Qualities of Quality: Excellence in Arts Education and How to Achieve It.

Steve is co-author of the 1997 NEA publication, Portfolio Practices: Thinking through the Assessment of Children's Work, as well as Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners, and Teaching as Inquiry: Asking Hard Questions to Improve Practice and Student Achievement.

Each year, the Mandel Center Teacher Forum brings together Boston area educators to explore central ideas in teaching and learning.

Past teacher forums:

  • 2011 - Cultivating an Ethic of Excellence in Schools, with Ron Berger
  • 2010 - Collaborative Learning in the Classroom: Awaken the Joy of Interpreting Texts, with Dr. Orit Kent
  • 2009 - Accountable Talk: Classroom Conversations that Promote Learning, with Dr. Sarah Michaels

The 2012 Teacher Forum is cosponsored by:

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Brandeis Education Program

2012 Mandel Center Teacher Forum

Seeing Learning

Steve Seidel

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Hassenfeld Conference Center
Brandeis University

Join us for a stimulating and inspiring afternoon, as Steve Seidel shows us how we can see students' learning by learning new ways to see their work. We will explore:

  • How does student work make learning visible?
  • How can collaborative study of student work inform and improve teaching and curriculum?
  • What can this teach us about the life of a classroom?

Steve Seidel, a visionary educator and internationally sought-after speaker and consultant, is co-author of Portfolio Practices: Thinking through the Assessment of Children's Work and Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Directions and parking

Refreshments will be served; dietary laws observed.

See Steve Seidel in a discussion on arts in education:

Directions and parking

Directions to Brandeis

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Map of the area

Parking: After entering the campus, turn left on the main campus road. Proceed through the stop sign and pass Spingold Theatre and the Rose Art Museum on your left. Park in H (Hassenfeld) lot, on your left just after the museum. Hassenfeld Conference Center is in Sherman Hall, across the street and to the right, between Shapiro Residence Hall and the Faculty Club.

For more information, contact the Mandel Center at teacherforum@brandeis.edu or call 781-736-2093.