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Reggio Inspiration: A Three-Part Series

Facilitator(s): Donna Brown
Janice Comrie
Keri Devlin
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 28, 2016 (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
Day 2Feb 06, 2017 (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
Day 3May 08, 2017 (4:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
$75.00 (for all three)
(includes light refreshments)
Location: Edmonton (Roberta MacAdams School)
2099 Blackmud Creek Drive SW
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Course code: 17-EL-208

Target Audience

Educators of Young Children who are interested in learning the Reggio Emilia Approach

About this learning opportunity

Together we will spend dedicated time in dialogue and practice with three educators who recently travelled to Reggio Emilia, Italy, to learn about an approach to inspire evolving and authentic curricula. 

Part 1 (November): Reggio Emilia ~ The Italian experience (philosophy/history/pedagogy)

Part 2 (February): Reggio Emilia Inspiration ~ Our Alberta context (Early Learning and Childcare Curriculum Framework for Alberta) and a look at documentation as assessment for learning.

Part 3 (May): Going Deeper ~ Emergent Curriculum, Reflections, Connections and Collaboration

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Donna Brown, Janice Comrie and Keri Devlin have been alongside young children and families throughout their teaching careers. Together, they have over 60 years of experience teaching in classrooms (Pre-K to Grade 2); travelling in and out of a variety of community settings to support the inclusion of children with special rights; as well as learning alongside multi-discipline teams in order to collaborate and creatively plan for all learners. Through their varied roles, they have discovered their passion for teaching and learning outdoors and designing environments that foster a sense of comfort, joy, and love for learning.

Donna and Keri have recently traveled to Italy as participants in The Third International Summer School (2015) The Reggio Emilia Approach: Quality Education to Feed the Planet. With joy, anticipation and possibility for learning, they are currently joining an Edmonton Public School team of educators, to co-create a new school community that will embrace and hold dear Roberta MacAdams’ values of community, courage, commitment and compassion!

Janice traveled to Italy to attend the Ontario Reggio Emilia Association's Study Tour in May 2015 and is excited about the new opportunity to continue to grow and learn during her upcoming secondment to Alberta Education in the area of Early Childhood Development.