The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota's DOCUMENTATION LABS continue to offer educators an opportunity to study traces of children's actions - photographs, video clips, transcripts of conversations and children's own work, sketches - as a way to learn in collaboration with colleagues.
There are now documentation study groups in three regional metro areas. These gatherings are always FREE and open to anyone, whether you are new to the idea of documentation or whether it has been part of your practice for a long time.
The newest Documentation Lab is located the Northern Metro area and will be held on the 1st Sunday of each month at the Shoreview Library from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
Educators will come together to reflect on and interpret children’s work, words, pictures, dialogues, and actions through their own reflections and shared dialogues with colleagues. This process is, in part, the essence of teacher-as-researcher and has the possibility of leading to great learning for the educators involved. Participating in a Documentation Lab will help support educators in learning how to confirm and validate evidence of children’s learning in a social-constructivist setting.
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