Boston has been selected to host The Wonder of Learning 2018 — the exhibition, conference, and professional development series highlighting best practices in early childhood education.
Organized by the Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network, Inc., in collaboration with Reggio Children, The Instituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA), the six-month colloquium will take place at Boston University Wheelock College College of Education & Human Development’s campus along The Riverway. Related events and programming will take place at other Boston area educational institutions, centers, and schools.
From June 21 to November 15, The Wonder of Learning Boston 2018 will bring educators, researchers, policymakers, and families together for an unprecedented opportunity to improve programs and outcomes for our youngest learners. This comes at a critical time as Boston and communities across New England make new investments in early childhood education.
To ensure this investment delivers enduring benefits, we will provide educators and caregivers, regardless of zip code, equitable access to professional development so that every child’s teacher is inspired and prepared to provide the best possible environment for learning.
The Wonder of Learning—The Hundred Languages of Children exhibition, highlighting the pioneering Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, and accompanying events and professional development series, will bring unparalleled and desperately needed teacher training to the heart of Boston.
To make The Wonder of Learning Boston 2018 accessible to all stakeholders, and to realize its full potential, we seek the support of generous donors and sponsors. We will share extensive data with our sponsors and funders so that they can effectively measure the benefits of their commitment.
A bold plan to educate 15,000 educators from the heart of Boston and beyond so they are empowered to provide the highest quality programs for children.
The Wonder of Learning will improve outcomes for more children in our community by addressing the gap in the experiences they receive.
Traveling exhibition on Reggio Emilia philosophy provides hands-on learning for preschool educators On a recent summer morning, a roomful of preschool teachers from across Massachusetts are at tables, playing with makeshift items like popsicle sticks, colorful...
The Wonder of Learning—The Hundred Languages of Children is a 7000 sq. ft. exhibition that visually presents the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, with its focus on a beautiful and healthy environment, rigorous documentation, and inquiry-rich emergent study for young learners. The exhibition will run from June-November 2018 and will be free and open to the public.
Through the exhibition, educators encounter some of the most effective, joyful, and skilled approaches to teaching and learning, with ideas they can immediately apply to their own practice. The exhibition employs images and text, interactive multimedia, handmade artifacts, and publications that explore how teachers and students work together to construct knowledge around compelling projects.
We are building a diverse catalogue of professional development experiences for educators, parents, policymakers, and researchers from home-based centers to Head Starts, public schools to community-based programs, and urban to rural settings. This opportunity coincides with Boston’s commitment to Universal Pre-Kindergarten and to providing educators across settings with high quality training and support.
Innovation & Equity
The Wonder of Learning Boston 2018 will bring desperately needed teacher training to the heart of Boston and to our region. Educators and caregivers in settings from home based daycares to public schools, regardless of zip code or income, will have access to no or low cost professional development and opportunities to improve their professional practice and outcomes for their students.
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