A dynamic forum focused on the experience of childhood and the process of learning

    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S

    You don't need to register for this event and it is free to participate.

    This is an ongoing book study and is always open to interested participants. The group meets one Sunday afternoon (3:00 – 4:30) each month (usually the 3rd Sunday) at Open Book on Washington Ave. in Minneapolis. 

    You can usually find us under the stairs. If the cafe is crowded, we sometimes meet in a room upstairs. All are welcome.

    Contact Patti Loftus for more information (pattiroseloftus@gmail.com). 

    The current book is Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia, by Vea Vecchi

    ISBN-13: 978-0415468787

    - ISBN-10: 0415468787  

    It is also available as a used book at about $30. 

    Vea Vecchi was among the original atelieristas of the Reggio schools. She writes:

    "Poetic thought does not separate the imaginative from the cognitive, emotion from the rational, empathy from deep investigation.  It lights up all the senses and perceptions and cultivates an intense relationship with what is all around us.  It constructs thoughts that are not conformist.  And this creates two important elements: solidarity and participation, both of which are the foundation of democracy."

    Literature from Reggio Emilia and about Reggio Emilia is rich and complex. Shared reading and reflection deepen understanding. Book studies provide an opportunity for small groups to meet over time to discuss texts from and about Reggio.

    Anyone can start and publicize a Book Study. Identify a Reggio-related book and a few colleagues who would like to join you. We’ll post information about your Book Study on this site and add it to our Events.  Four weeks notice is requested for posting. Contact pattiroseloftus@gmail.com.

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S

    You don't need to register for this event and it is free to participate.

    This is an ongoing book study and is always open to interested participants. The group meets one Sunday afternoon (3:00 – 4:30) each month (usually the 3rd Sunday) at Open Book on Washington Ave. in Minneapolis. 

    You can usually find us under the stairs. If the cafe is crowded, we sometimes meet in a room upstairs. All are welcome.

    Contact Patti Loftus for more information (pattiroseloftus@gmail.com). 

    The current book is Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia, by Vea Vecchi

    ISBN-13: 978-0415468787

    - ISBN-10: 0415468787  

    It is also available as a used book at about $30. 

    Vea Vecchi was among the original atelieristas of the Reggio schools. She writes:

    "Poetic thought does not separate the imaginative from the cognitive, emotion from the rational, empathy from deep investigation.  It lights up all the senses and perceptions and cultivates an intense relationship with what is all around us.  It constructs thoughts that are not conformist.  And this creates two important elements: solidarity and participation, both of which are the foundation of democracy."

    Literature from Reggio Emilia and about Reggio Emilia is rich and complex. Shared reading and reflection deepen understanding. Book studies provide an opportunity for small groups to meet over time to discuss texts from and about Reggio.

    Anyone can start and publicize a Book Study. Identify a Reggio-related book and a few colleagues who would like to join you. We’ll post information about your Book Study on this site and add it to our Events.  Four weeks notice is requested for posting. Contact pattiroseloftus@gmail.com.

    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S

    You don't need to register for this event and it is free to participate.

    This is an ongoing book study and is always open to interested participants. The group meets one Sunday afternoon (3:00 – 4:30) each month (usually the 3rd Sunday) at Open Book on Washington Ave. in Minneapolis. 

    You can usually find us under the stairs. If the cafe is crowded, we sometimes meet in a room upstairs. All are welcome.

    Contact Patti Loftus for more information (pattiroseloftus@gmail.com). 

    The current book is Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia, by Vea Vecchi

    ISBN-13: 978-0415468787

    - ISBN-10: 0415468787  

    It is also available as a used book at about $30. 

    Vea Vecchi was among the original atelieristas of the Reggio schools. She writes:

    "Poetic thought does not separate the imaginative from the cognitive, emotion from the rational, empathy from deep investigation.  It lights up all the senses and perceptions and cultivates an intense relationship with what is all around us.  It constructs thoughts that are not conformist.  And this creates two important elements: solidarity and participation, both of which are the foundation of democracy."

    Literature from Reggio Emilia and about Reggio Emilia is rich and complex. Shared reading and reflection deepen understanding. Book studies provide an opportunity for small groups to meet over time to discuss texts from and about Reggio.

    Anyone can start and publicize a Book Study. Identify a Reggio-related book and a few colleagues who would like to join you. We’ll post information about your Book Study on this site and add it to our Events.  Four weeks notice is requested for posting. Contact pattiroseloftus@gmail.com.

Past events

18 Jun 2017 Book Study - Free
21 May 2017 Book Study - Free
06 May 2017 The Many Languages of Found Objects
23 Apr 2017 Book Study - Free - Moved to 4/23 because of Easter
25 Mar 2017 Enter, Encounter, Engage
19 Mar 2017 Book Study - Free
26 Feb 2017 World Café: Your Culturally Dynamic Classroom
19 Feb 2017 Book Study - Free
21 Jan 2017 Big Body Play: Teaching with the Body in Mind
15 Jan 2017 Book Study - Free
14 Jan 2017 Children's Literature and Creative Expression - Sandy Burwell
18 Dec 2016 Book Study - Free
19 Nov 2016 Exploring the Role of the Teacher as “Listener”
16 Oct 2016 Book Study - Free
15 Oct 2016 The Nature of Inclusion: Working with Children with Special Rights
18 Sep 2016 Book Study - Free
17 Sep 2016 Mindfulness and Young Children
21 Aug 2016 Book Study - Free
17 Jul 2016 Book Study - Free
14 Jul 2016 Documentation: Honoring the Process - A Summer Training at Westwood Early Childhood Center in Partnership with Boulder Journey School
25 Jun 2016 The US Play Coalition: Midwest Play Conference
19 Jun 2016 June Book Study Has Been Cancelled. We Will Meet Again In July.
15 May 2016 Book Study - Free
14 May 2016 Enter, Encounter, Engage: 5th Annual Spring Conference- Stories from the Field
17 Apr 2016 Book Study - Free
16 Apr 2016 Exploring Reggio-inspired Programming in a Holistic Early Childhood Community Context: Willow and
20 Mar 2016 Book Study - Free
11 Mar 2016 MacDonald Montessori School Winter Conference
03 Mar 2016 Movie Night: Viewing and Discussion of "Not Just Anyplace"
21 Feb 2016 Book Study - Free
20 Feb 2016 Stepping up to the Challenge: Going for the Parent Aware Rating and Keeping Your Reggio-inspired Principles Intact
27 Jan 2016 Learning Together - Exploring The Languages of Light and Shadow
17 Jan 2016 Book Study - Free
09 Jan 2016 Exploring Inspired Programming in an Intergenerational Context: All Seasons Preschool
20 Dec 2015 Book Study - Free
05 Dec 2015 Learning Together - Exploring The Languages of Painting and Drawing
21 Nov 2015 Exploring Reggio-Inspired Principles in Australian Contexts
15 Nov 2015 Book Study - Free
24 Oct 2015 Exploring a Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center Environment: Westwood Early Childhood Center
18 Oct 2015 Book Study - Free
07 Mar 2015 Enter, Encounter, Engage: Reggio Inspired Network of Minnesota's 4th Annual Spring Event
22 Feb 2015 Book Study: The Hundred Languages of Children
21 Feb 2015 Poetry: Exploring the 100 Languages of Children
30 Jan 2015 MNAEYC Annual Conference
18 Jan 2015 Book Study: The Hundred Languages of Children, Chapter 18
10 Jan 2015 Clay: Exploring the 100 Languages of Children

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