A dynamic forum focused on the experience of childhood and the process of learning

    • 16 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Meetings
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    Book Study

    August 16, 2020

    We are continuing to read the Wonder of Learning, a visual catalogue of the traveling exhibit which many of us recently visited; it is also a collection of essays and documentation of the work of both children and adults from ReggioChildren. We will be continuing with "Ray of Light" Pg 122. No need to "catch up" just start there and join us for the discussion!  

    There is no fee - ALL ARE WELCOME - Join us!

    August Zoom meeting info will be sent in a reminder email.

    Or you can register for your individual ZOOM Link in advance of this meeting by following this link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpceCorzsqGNGG3TFPz8qyvmDwDan1wakk 

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom
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    The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota 9th Annual Conference

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

    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?

    Location: ZOOM

    Cost:
    $30 early bird registration by 9/19/2020
    $35 after 9/20/2020
    includes Develop approved CEUs certificate

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • 24
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    The Possibilities of Light and Shadow with Children 
    Develop Approved Course ID: 141741

    The first hour will be an introduction of the French Academie ~ its context and the history of its journey with the Reggio Approach.  This will include a tour of the center.

    Participants will explore the many possibilities for learning with light and shadow to learn through light and shadow experiences. The time will include powerpoint presentations, and exploration time. The morning will end with dialog, reflection and evaluation. Folder of handouts will be included

    Presenters: Staff at French Academie & Sandy Burwell

    Location: 
    12301 Whitewater Drive, Suite 190 
    Minnetonka, MN 55343
    (952) 944-1930

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

    Limit 25 participants

    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
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    Virtual Documentation Lab

    Link and info coming soon!

    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.





    • 23 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
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    Storytelling with Children

    Story Dictation and Story Acting is a powerful classroom practice. When we invite children to share their stories, we gain insights into their thoughts and values. When we come together to act out children's stories, our classroom community connects and strengthens. Storytelling with children offers another opportunity to include their interests, ideas and exploration while also fostering their imaginations and supporting their social interactions. Join us for an examination of the role of stories in our early childhood programs.

    Presenters: Joey Schoen and Ross Thompson

    Location:
    Dodge Nature Preschool
    1715 Charlton St
    West St Paul, MN
    Phone: 651-455-4555

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

    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • 24
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    Authentic and Intentional Collage 
    (In the process of Develop approval)

    The first hour will be an introduction of Kinderberry Hill - its context and the history of its journey with the Reggio Approach.  This will include a tour of the center.

    Participants will explore the many opportunities for more complex collages that are possible  if offered with more intentionality on the part of the teacher.  

    Workshop includes handouts of resources and samples of books.  In the classrooms, many types of collage with a wide variety of materials will be set up to gain hands-on  familiarity of the many possibilities of collage materials and techniques.  The morning will end with dialog, reflection and evaluation.

    Presenters: Sandy Burwell and Staff at Kinderberry Hill

    Location:
    Kinderberry Hill
    185 Cheshire Ln
    Plymouth  55441

    Cost: TBD

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

    Limit 25 participants

    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
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    Big Body Rough and Tumble Play

    We know that the body is a main vehicle and tool for learning in early childhood, yet we often ask children to "slow down," "stop touching that," or "sit still," because we think/believe/forget (insert your own reasoning here) that very key principle - children need to move to learn. And that includes big, powerful expression from children! During this Gathering, we will look at how big-body AND rough-and-tumble play support key learning areas in early childhood that span beyond just the physical domain.

    Presenters: Teaching with the Body in Mind Podcast team: Tom Bedard, Mike Huber, Joey Schoen, Ross Thompson

    Location:  
    Wildflower Early Learning Center 
    5532 Hanrehan Lake Blvd
    Savage 55378

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

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

    Event TBD




    • 08 May 2021
    • (CDT)

    RINM End of Year Celebration Gathering

    Location: TBD



Past events

19 Jul 2020 Zoom Book Study
01 May 2020 Annual Meeting and Happy Hour
18 Apr 2020 South Metro Documentation Lab
21 Mar 2020 South Metro Documentation Lab
22 Feb 2020 South Metro Documentation Lab
25 Jan 2020 Collage and Printmaking With Young Children
18 Jan 2020 South Metro Documentation Lab
08 Dec 2019 Current Inspiration from Reggio Emilia
23 Nov 2019 South Metro Documentation Lab
09 Nov 2019 Block Play and The Role Of Symbolic Representation In Thinking and Learning
26 Oct 2019 Documentation Lab - South Metro
10 Oct 2019 Documentation Lab - Metro
06 Oct 2019 Documentation Lab - North Metro
05 Oct 2019 Enter, Encounter, Engage: The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota 8th Annual Conference
28 Sep 2019 Documentation Lab - South Metro
18 Aug 2019 Book Study
16 Jun 2019 Open Book Study - FREE
19 May 2019 Open Book Study - FREE
10 May 2019 RINM-Join Us to Celebrate Our Year - Free
25 Apr 2019 Dodge Nature Preschool Learning Conference
21 Apr 2019 Open Book Study - FREE
12 Apr 2019 Trip to Madison, WI to see “The Wonder of Learning” Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy
07 Apr 2019 Documentation Lab North Metro-Free
17 Mar 2019 Open Book Study - FREE
03 Mar 2019 Documentation Lab North Metro-Free
21 Feb 2019 Documentation Lab Metro-Free
17 Feb 2019 Open Book Study - FREE
03 Feb 2019 Documentation Lab North Metro-Free
01 Feb 2019 MNAEYC Annual Conference
26 Jan 2019 The Enchantment Of Words: Young Children as Poets
20 Jan 2019 Open Book Study - FREE
12 Jan 2019 Documentation Lab South Metro-Free
10 Jan 2019 Documentation Lab Metro-Free
06 Jan 2019 Documentation Lab North Metro-Free
16 Dec 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
15 Dec 2018 South Metro Doc Lab
08 Dec 2018 The Many Languages of Boys
29 Nov 2018 Documentation Lab - FREE
18 Nov 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
07 Nov 2018 Our Documentation Journey
25 Oct 2018 Documentation Lab - FREE
21 Oct 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
20 Oct 2018 New Location! South Metro Documentation Lab - FREE
06 Oct 2018 Enter, Encounter, Engage: The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota 7th Annual Conference
27 Sep 2018 Documentation Lab - FREE
16 Sep 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
19 Aug 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
27 Jul 2018 Professional Development Calendar
15 Jul 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
17 Jun 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
20 May 2018 Open Book Study - FREE
05 May 2018 Working with Wire - Sandy Burwell Class
04 May 2018 Free - End-of-year Celebration With The Documentation Lab Participants and RINM Annual Meeting
28 Apr 2018 Documentation Lab - FREE
26 Apr 2018 Documentation Lab - FREE
15 Apr 2018 Book Study - FREE
14 Apr 2018 Fostering A Collaborative Community
22 Mar 2018 Documentation Lab - FREE
18 Mar 2018 Book Study - FREE
09 Mar 2018 MNAEYC Convention
24 Feb 2018 The Language of Clay - FULL / SEE INSIDE FOR WAIT LIST
22 Feb 2018 DOCUMENTATION LAB - FREE
18 Feb 2018 Book Study - FREE
28 Jan 2018 Exploring the Geography of Childhood
25 Jan 2018 DOCUMENTATION LAB - FREE
21 Jan 2018 Book Study - FREE
07 Dec 2017 Documentation Lab
19 Nov 2017 Book Study
18 Nov 2017 Documentation Lab
11 Nov 2017 Whose Agenda Is It? Mapping the Terrain of Parent Engagement from Multiple Perspectives
28 Oct 2017 Learning Together - Explorations In Light and Shadow
23 Sep 2017 Set an Intention to Pay Attention
17 Sep 2017 Book Study - Free
20 Aug 2017 Book Study - Free
18 Jun 2017 Book Study - Free
21 May 2017 Book Study - Free
06 May 2017 The Many Languages of Found Objects
23 Apr 2017 Book Study - Free - Moved to 4/23 because of Easter
25 Mar 2017 Enter, Encounter, Engage
19 Mar 2017 Book Study - Free
26 Feb 2017 World Café: Your Culturally Dynamic Classroom
19 Feb 2017 Book Study - Free
21 Jan 2017 Big Body Play: Teaching with the Body in Mind
15 Jan 2017 Book Study - Free
14 Jan 2017 Children's Literature and Creative Expression - Sandy Burwell
18 Dec 2016 Book Study - Free
19 Nov 2016 Exploring the Role of the Teacher as “Listener”
16 Oct 2016 Book Study - Free
15 Oct 2016 The Nature of Inclusion: Working with Children with Special Rights
18 Sep 2016 Book Study - Free
17 Sep 2016 Mindfulness and Young Children
21 Aug 2016 Book Study - Free
17 Jul 2016 Book Study - Free
14 Jul 2016 Documentation: Honoring the Process - A Summer Training at Westwood Early Childhood Center in Partnership with Boulder Journey School
25 Jun 2016 The US Play Coalition: Midwest Play Conference
19 Jun 2016 June Book Study Has Been Cancelled. We Will Meet Again In July.
15 May 2016 Book Study - Free
14 May 2016 Enter, Encounter, Engage: 5th Annual Spring Conference- Stories from the Field
17 Apr 2016 Book Study - Free
16 Apr 2016 Exploring Reggio-inspired Programming in a Holistic Early Childhood Community Context: Willow and
20 Mar 2016 Book Study - Free
11 Mar 2016 MacDonald Montessori School Winter Conference
03 Mar 2016 Movie Night: Viewing and Discussion of "Not Just Anyplace"
21 Feb 2016 Book Study - Free
20 Feb 2016 Stepping up to the Challenge: Going for the Parent Aware Rating and Keeping Your Reggio-inspired Principles Intact
27 Jan 2016 Learning Together - Exploring The Languages of Light and Shadow
17 Jan 2016 Book Study - Free
09 Jan 2016 Exploring Inspired Programming in an Intergenerational Context: All Seasons Preschool
20 Dec 2015 Book Study - Free
05 Dec 2015 Learning Together - Exploring The Languages of Painting and Drawing
21 Nov 2015 Exploring Reggio-Inspired Principles in Australian Contexts
15 Nov 2015 Book Study - Free
24 Oct 2015 Exploring a Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center Environment: Westwood Early Childhood Center
18 Oct 2015 Book Study - Free
07 Mar 2015 Enter, Encounter, Engage: Reggio Inspired Network of Minnesota's 4th Annual Spring Event
22 Feb 2015 Book Study: The Hundred Languages of Children
21 Feb 2015 Poetry: Exploring the 100 Languages of Children
30 Jan 2015 MNAEYC Annual Conference
18 Jan 2015 Book Study: The Hundred Languages of Children, Chapter 18
10 Jan 2015 Clay: Exploring the 100 Languages of Children

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