“Iwe givall children dignity and richness, everything changes on the administrative and political level.”

L. Malaguzzi

...a dynamic forum for collaborative inquiry, exchange, and advocacy focusing on the experience of childhood and the process of learning.

 “If we give all children dignity and richness, everything changes on the administrative and political level.”

- L. Malaguzzi

Welcome to the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota, a broad gathering of educators and citizens from Minnesota and nearby regions, who work in a variety of schools and civic organizations around issues of education and democracy. Inspired by the innovative preschools and infant-toddler centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Network participants look closely at the “Reggio approach” as well as examine and discuss our local experiences.  Here you will find information, inspiration and resources. 


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Jobs Forum

If you have a job that relates to Reggio-inspired work, we would like to post it in our Jobs Forum. Email reggioinspiredmn@gmail.com. We will post the job within a week of receiving your email, and it will remain posted for at least 3 months.

There are currently 6 jobs posted, click here to review the job openings.

The Women of Reggio Emilia

Professor Dr. Sabine Lingenauber has pulled together her research on the women of Reggio Emilia and collected it all in this website, Visions for the future - A documentation by Sabine Lingenauber. 

This website reconstructs the rich contributions of women to the history of the Reggio Emilia Approach (1943-1973).

Visions for the future - A documentation

The narrations of Ione Bartoli, Eletta Bertani, Giacomina Castagnetti, Loretta Giaroni, Lidia Greci, Marta Lusuardi and Carla Maria Nironi bear witness to events that should be remembered. 

They show how female partisans, citizens, councillors, politicians and municipal councillors influence the development of a new form of education (Reggio Emilia Approach) in Reggio Emilia from the Resistenza (1943–1945), to the women’s movement and up until today.

RINM Educational Scholarship
The Reggio Inspired Network of Minnesota's Education Scholarship is a new opportunity available to those interested in learning more about the Reggio Approach. Network members are invited to apply at any time of the year (a minimum of 6 weeks before an event you plan to attend). This scholarship may be used for registration costs to local, national or international Reggio-inspired workshops and conferences. Preference will be given to professional development opportunities where educators from the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy are presenting. Funds are limited and awards are made at the discretion of the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota Board. 

RINM Educational Scholarship Application

RINM 2018 Spring Newsletter

We are publishing this edition of the newsletter in a year that winter is having a hard time making way for spring. With nearly two feet of new snow in mid-April, we are longing for renewal. Within these pages, we invite possibilities for celebration, participation, and reflection. We hope these opportunities are reinvigorating. 

Contributors to this issue identify themes of participation, representation, reflection, documentation, and democracy as these concepts weave among various Network activities. This newsletter has:

  • information about recent initiatives: The Documentation Lab and The Geography of Childhood are projects that demonstrate increased local potential. 
  • a reflection from a recent North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) conference that shows us not only the power of our gaze as educators, but it also reminds us that the importance of place, the power of documentation and the practice of critical thought, integrated in and essential to the Reggio Approach, are also central to our work here in Minnesota. 
  • two articles, School-Based Book Study: It’s Not a Bird Yet and Monthly Open Book, that discuss diverse paths to form learning groups to study Reggio-inspired literature, one in the context of school staff and the other open to the community. 
  • a reflection from our scholarship winner that highlights individual learning through Network support for professional development. 
  • an invitation to consider giving to our “Give+Grow”; please consider making a donation as you reflect on all that the Network is engaged in this busy year. 
We hope you will be inspired by our current projects, as well as our regular offerings, and take time to identify ways we can join together in this public work. Join us to celebrate on May 4!

Download PDF - Spring 2018 Newsletter

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