“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 are currently a variety of jobs posted, click here to review the job openings.

Saturday, February 12

A Materials Workshop 

Working with Children and Clay

Certificate of Attendance available

Clay is a unique, inspiring, open-ended, limitless, and easy-to-use material that shines as the focus in this  Gathering hosted by Teaching Beyond the Squares Materials Coach, Amanda Ferguson Joinus for an introduction (or re-introduction) to using clay in a variety of settings- from your early childhood classroom or at home with children in your life.

She will share stories and examples of process-oriented clay experiences to spark dialogue about the possibilities in your own setting. From theoretical to practical, you will be inspired to play with one of our favorite Mediums

Saturday Feb 12 2022

8:30-10:00 CST ( *Note new time)

Presenter: Amanda Ferguson
Teaching Beyond the Square Materials Coach
New York, New York

Location: Zoom

Cost: $25

Attendance Limited to 25 

Register Here

Coming soon . . . 

Virtual Tour and Context Discussion 

University of Chicago Lab Schools

Certificate of Attendance available

The foundations of the Reggio Emilia Approach were inspired by constructivist thinkers like Piaget and Vygotsky and progressive educators like John Dewey. John and Alice Dewey founded the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 1896. John Dewey believed that democratic child-centered classrooms and interaction with their communities would prepare the youngest citizens for living in a democratic society. Children's right to participate, to be a part of democracy, is central to the Reggio Emilia approach. In this presentation teachers from Lab Schools provide a window into their current expressions of the intersection of Dewey and the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Presenters: Meredith Dodd, Lead Teacher and colleagues from University of Chicago Laboratory School
Chicago, Illinois

Location: Zoom

Students: Limited spots available at no cost for students - email Heidi Wolf for details and registration hwolf@bsmschool.org

From the Archives: 

Documentation Lab Panel April 2020:


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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