A Reggio Emilia Inspired Early Childhood Education Professional Development Opportunity
Saturday, April 30, 2016 through Sunday, May 01, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The 24th Annual Reggio Emilia Institute will feature educators from the Boulder Journey School, Boulder, Colorado.
School educators will discuss the process of documentation, focusing on how
thinking about the audience for documentation influences what data to gather,
share, and analyze; selection of technology for gathering and selecting
documents; and the use of documented observations of students as a means to
generate a challenging and engaging curriculum. There will also be discussion of how
documentation can be an invaluable and effective tool for teachers as
researchers and for professional development in the school community. Hands-on, minds-on experiences will be
offered focused on thinking critically about photographic images that
communicate a strong image of the child and how adult commentary can be
provocative and used to launch new experiences. Analysis of video documenting
teaching for self-assessment will also be included.
School, located in Boulder, Colorado, is a full-day, full-year school for
children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and their families. The school also
offers a Teacher Education Program, through which approximately 50 graduate
students earn a Teaching License and Master’s Degree each year. The process of
documentation is viewed as critical in achieving quality in the Master’s Degree
program and in the students’work in the classroom.
School’s philosophical approach is inspired by both the schools in Reggio
Emilia, Italy, and by the work of Boulder philosophers and educators, Frances
and David Hawkins. Boulder Journey School educators closely collaborated with
the Hawkins, whose ideas have been noted in the evolution of the Reggio Emilia
schools. Educators at Boulder Journey School use documentation to build a
curriculum that is based on a belief in the importance of developing children’s
21st Century Skills, including critical thinking and reasoning,
information literacy and technology, collaboration and self-direction, and
invention and ingenuity.
For registration and additional information, please contact Carol Campos, Event Manager, by email or at 617.349.8913, 617.349.8974 fax.You can attend the institute and get PDPs, or may take a course associated with the institute, EEDUC 5815.01, Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education (one, two, or three credits).
University Hall Amphitheater, Porter CampusLesley University1815 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MA 02138(Between Harvard and Porter Square T Stations)Directions to Lesley's Doble and Porter campuses.
Cost: Institute: $310 (without course). With course (includes cost of institute): $590 per credit, plus $40 registration fee and $30 tech fee.
CEU Credits: PDPs available; option to register for a course for 1, 2, or 3 graduate credits.
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