Beginning in 1997, Project Zero began a professional development project with six international schools in northern Europe. In the ensuing years, additional schools in Europe, Asia, and the US have joined the Consortium.

The primary focus of the project has been learning to use Project Zero's research findings to inform teachers' efforts to teach for understanding. We have focused on Teaching for Understanding and Dimensions of Understanding frameworks, Intellectual Character and thinking dispositions, assessment, Multiple Intelligences, and the arts in education.

Researchers at Project Zero facilitate annual summer institutes in Cambridge and spring conferences in Europe each year and also consult with the schools in face-to-face and online contexts. Many teachers who coach and instruct on WIDE World's online professional development courses and teach at Project Zero's annual summer institutes for educators are teachers from these schools who have participated in this work.

Schools who have participated

  • American School of London
  • American School of The Hague
  • Antwerp International School
  • Atlanta International School
  • International School of Amsterdam
  • International School of Brussels
  • International School of Düsseldorf
  • International School of Stavanger
  • Robert College
  • Washington International School


Past Staff