Lesley offers you Professional Development Courses in the Reggio Emilia Approach, both on campus and in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
We are pleased to present the following opportunities to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Approach, either on campus or in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Course may be taken for 3 graduate credits or for professional development.Cost per graduate credit: $925Materials fee: $10Registration fee: $40 Professional Development total: $925Course DescriptionTeachers are designers of learning experiences and classroom environments as well as displays and documentation that makes learning visible. This seminar provides an opportunity for teachers to explore a variety of materials that form the symbolic languages children use to express ideas, and consider how these materials can support young children’s learning. This seminar also focuses on creating learning environments and experiences that promote children’s social, emotional and intellectual development. A progressive approach to education informs our approach. In particular, innovations from the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy are considered.Louise Cadwell is a Visiting Scholar at Lesley University, co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative and author of several books about the Reggio Approach. Yvonne Liu-Constant is a faculty of Early Childhood Education at Lesley University.Return forms and payment to Office of the University Registrar, Lesley University, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
1 or 3 credits. Coursework differs depending on number of credits taken.
Cost per graduate credit: $570Registration Fee: $30Technology Fee: $30 Does not include study tour fee. Please see study tour page for more information.
experiential course will provide participants a unique opportunity to
learn about the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood Education,
create research questions for investigation, and develop their personal
and professional relationships in the process. Students in the course
will meet at Lesley University prior to traveling to the Study Tour
site, so to better understand the approach and to highlight perceived
connections between the Reggio Emilia approach and individuals’ own
contexts. As part of the formal study tour, which includes visits to
classrooms, presentations by/with staff, and cultural experiences,
students will network with colleagues in the field to promote
collaborative work and to adapt specific ideas to our own contexts.
While traveling, students and faculty will meet to process individual
and shared experiences. Participants will also maintain reflective
journals that may include writing, drawing, photographs, or other
artifacts created during the course. The course will culminate with
materials prepared for presentations and/or publication. This experience
will provide an avenue for course participants to share their learning
with the broader community, and will serve as documentation of our
individual and group experiences. For more information about course requirements, contact:Dr. Lisa Fiore, Professor617.349.8662Joanne Szamreta, Professor617.349.8288 Information about the Study Tour.
Cost per graduate credit: $590 Registration Fee: $40Technology Fee: $30 This course is linked to the annual Reggio Emilia Inspired Institute sponsored by Lesley University. The course will be focusing on documentation.Additional Course Content:History and basic philosophy of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Considered will be the organization of the environment, the teacher's role. the role of the atelierista, and the relationships between the schools and the community. Special Focus on the emergent curriculum and processes for documentationCredit Information:This course may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits.
Return forms to the Event Manager, Carol Campos, Lesley University, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.
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