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WoL 102: Documenting Elementary & Older Learners Begins

November 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Amber Lowe, Teacher/Coach, The Advent School, Boston
Stephanie Cox Suarez, Clinical Associate Professor, Special Education, BU/Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Dates: Tuesdays October 30, November 13, November 27, December 11*
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Meet at the WOL Exhibit (180 Riverway, Boston, Boston University/Wheelock) for the first meeting and at The Advent School and other agreed upon schools for other meetings.

*(The WoL 102 Course: Documenting Elementary and Older Learners has begun-You can still register to attend the next sessions. The $75 allows you to attend the next few dates)

Course Description: This course is for those who have experience with ideas related to Reggio Emilia principles. It provides an intensive study group for educators working with elementary-aged students and older to develop a deeper understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach with an emphasis on the tool of documentation. We will use the Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit as our “textbook” and support each other to translate these ideas to our own practice.  How do we make learning visible for older students? How might our students help to document themselves and their peers?  How can we deepen and extend learning with our students? Each educator will prepare drafts of documentation and share this with the group and perhaps in a future public display.

Please note: The course is worth 1 CEU. Purchase of a ticket for the first class on October 30 also includes a ticket to the proceeding class dates. Only one ticket is needed to purchase for all listed dates for this course. One ticket is needed per person. You can register for the course here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/documenting-elementary-old-learners-tickets-49491233612

Suggested Agenda:
October 30
What is pedagogical documentation and how can we use documentation as teacher researchers.  Explore individual professional goals for using documentation.

November 13
Share samples of your documentation. What learning do we see? We will support each other as critical friends to consider the learning story and design so it effectively communicates learning.  Tiziana Filippini, Reggio scholar and past director of pedagogy and documentation will be invited to join this conversation.

November 27
Always sharing documentation – what changes did you make to the documentation and what were the effects on teaching and learning?  How do you use documentation with your students? How might students help to document learning?

December 11
Share a learning project and assess your professional goals. Plans for an exhibit to be shared in the spring at the Documentation Studio.



November 13, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm




Wonder of Learning Boston
180 Riverway, Boston, MA
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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