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Inspirations from The Wonder of Learning: Dialogues from Reggio Emilia to New England

August 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

$100 – $125

Inspired by “The Dialogue with Places”, “Dialogue with Materials” and “Ideas and Projects” sections of the exhibit, we will find inspiration and bring the principles of Reggio Emilia to our own local contexts, cultures, and communities. Morning introductions from Lella Gandini and George Forman followed by an afternoon of small groups from architectural groups, museums and schools that have found inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach. Time to explore the exhibit and meet with teaching teams for planning.

Agenda

Introducing The Hundred Languages of Children and the Relationship with the Schools in Reggio Emilia with Lella Gandini and George Forman

Panel Discussion with Local Researchers: Influence and Importance of Reggio Emilia Then and NowIncluding

  • Marina Boni, The Boston Public Schools
  • Stephanie Cox Suarez, Wheelock Documentation Studio
  • Harvard’s Project Zero
  • Jane Lannak, Boston University
  • Peggy Martalock, Greenfield Community College
  • Dee Smith,University of Vermont
  • Joanne Szamreta, Lesley University

Facilitated Tours with various researchers and professors

Lunch

Panel Discussions: Influence of Reggio on Current Research

Architectural Influence of Environment as Third Teacher on Classroom Designwith

  • Boston Architects Society
  • DW Arthur
  • Ecosistema Urbano
  • Studio MLA

Influence of Reggio on Innovative School Movementwith

  • Yvonne Liu-Constant, Lesley Innovations Series
  • George Papayannis, Reggio in Upper Grades, Cathedral School
  • Emily Relkin, Developmental Tech at Tufts
  • Kofi Taha, MIT D-Lab

Workshops Including:

  • Guidance in the Atelier: Supporting the Stages of Development in Drawing, Painting & Mark-Making with Cathy Topal, Smith College
  • Enchantment of Writingwith Hilary Odoy, Newtowne School
  • Continuity Project:Reggio Emilia Inspiration Beyond Pre-K with Jennifer Kesselring,Riverfield Counry Day School, Tulsa, OK
  • Reggio Upper Grades with George Papayannis, Cathedral School
  • Wonder of STEAM with Yvonne Liu-Constant, Lesely UniversityMaterials, Environments and Small Group Work with Mark Weltner, Lincoln Nursery School
  • More TBD

Closing and Reflections