“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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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 is currently one job posted, click here to review the job openings.

The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota 
9th Annual Conference

Enter Encounter Engage: An Inquiry into How Children Think with Their Bodies, with Tom Bedard

October 10, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote: Sensory Experiences and the Development of the Whole Child

Featuring Tom Bedard

More info on Tom Bedard: http://tomsensori.blogspot.com/

*This session is Develop approved for 2 hours of  training for those attending the live session

Children need to move their bodies. With the aid of documentation, we will reflect on how children use their bodies to explore materials and homemade constructions in the sensory table. How do we make sense of their planned, random and spontaneous movements? We will try to understand the conditions, implicit and explicit, that galvanize children to trust their bodies to make sense of their world. We will also begin to create a vocabulary of their actions/operations that sheds new light on how those actions/operations foster development in all domains: physical, social/emotional and cognitive. An overarching question will be: What are possible implications for the children using their bodies as thinking tools beyond the sensory table?

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Documentation Lab Panel from April:


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

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