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Enter, Encounter, Engage: 5th Annual Spring Conference- Stories from the Field

  • 14 May 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • St. Paul's Childhood Center 900 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105
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  • For students in the area

Join us for a day of inspiration, reflection, and networking as we look through the lens of the guiding principles of the Educational Project of Reggio Emilia.  The day will include stories and presentations from area professional educators, a “Seeing Children Exhibit”, the opportunity to tour the Reggio-inspired St. Paul’s Childhood Center, and stories from the past year’s accomplishments of the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota. 

8:00-8:30 - Registration and Coffee; an opportunity to tour the SPCC; view “Seeing Children Exhibit”; and review books and CD’s from the Reggio collection in the Debra Fish Library. 

8:30-10:30 - View the video, “Portrait of a Lion” which is the story of a project in Amelia Gambetti’s classroom
during the 1990’s.  A panel of seasoned educators will share their stories of how this video and the Educational Project of Reggio Emilia have inspired their professional lives. There will be a small group response through materials exploration and voice.

10:30-11:30 - Networking Brunch: Stories from the Network: Sharing Opportunities for Individual and Group Learning.

11:30-1:00   Three stories from Reggio-inspired educators.

1:00–1:45  “Documenting Our Lives:” A story from a student teacher at the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School.

1:45-2:00 Closing Reflection

Location: St. Paul’s Childhood Center, 900 Summit Ave, St. Paul, 55105                                http://www.myspcc.com/

Cost: $45.00                                                               Student Rate: $25.00


- Registration for this event will close on May 6th. Please register early to reserve your space!

- If you would like to receive credit for Parent Aware through the Minnesota Center for Professional Development, please bring your MnCPD #. We must have this information to offer credit.

- Saint Paul’s Childhood Center is a program of the Saint Paul United Church of Christ.  It was established in 1970 and has a long history of providing full day childcare to the surrounding community.  It is accredited by NECPA, 4 star Parent Aware rated, and has a Nature Explore certified outdoor space.  Staff have been studying the Reggio Approach and utilizing principles within their classrooms.

- The “Seeing Children Exhibit” is a collection of documentation from a variety of schools and individuals who have been inspired by the Reggio Approach.  It is a resource for others to help understand how children learn.  The annual exhibit began in 2005 as a response to the Hundred Languages Exhibit which visited Saint Paul in 2004.

- Selections from the Debra Fish Library, where an extensive list of written and visual resources related to the Reggio Approach exists, will be on display.  These resources are available through the Saint Paul Library system. There will also be several book titles for sale.  Checks and cash accepted.





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Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit located at 525 Pelham Blvd. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 

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