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

    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book/Conexion Cafe, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    We read slowly, never more than one chapter per month; sometimes we repeat a chapter, if we don’t feel finished with it. The dispositions we strengthen include close reading, careful listening and thoughtful conversation. Each meeting, we form a flexible learning group without a fixed destination, with the intention of cultivating a context for uncertainty, diversity and complexity.

    To support our Network focus on The Wonder of Learning, and our planned trip to the exhibit next spring, we have decided to insert The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children, into to our scheduled reading list. Beginning in October, we will be reading this title, which is a visual catalogue of the exhibit, a collection of essays, and documentation of the work of both children and adults. 


    Books can be ordered from:

    https://www.store.reggioalliance.org/

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Roosevelt Library 4026 28th Avenue South 
Minneapolis

    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

    Information about the Roosevelt Library: https://www.hclib.org/about/locations/roosevelt 

    If you have traces of children's work you'd like to share contact jesser@blakeschool.org



    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Ramsey County Shoreview Library 4570 Victoria Street North
 Shoreview, MN 55126

    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.

    If you have questions, email:

    Stephanie Ponticas

    heartsandmindsdaycare@gmail.com

    Deb Schein

    schein.deborah@gmail.com





    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Friends School of Minnesota, 1365 Englewood Avenue, St Paul, 55104
    Register

    At Friends School of Minnesota, a K-8 progressive elementary school in St. Paul, classroom teachers work collaboratively with the visual arts and music specialists to follow teachers' themes and children's interests to create in-depth projects.

    How can the arts provide space for deeper thought, creativity, and engagement throughout the curriculum? Join us to explore ways that teachers can work together to create a holistic child-centered experience for students that also energizes teachers, and to discuss ways to deepen collaboration within your educational context.

    Facilitated by Marshall Anderson, kindergarten teacher and Laura Pereira, Art Specialist

    Friends School of Minnesota 

    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book/Conexion Cafe, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    We read slowly, never more than one chapter per month; sometimes we repeat a chapter, if we don’t feel finished with it. The dispositions we strengthen include close reading, careful listening and thoughtful conversation. Each meeting, we form a flexible learning group without a fixed destination, with the intention of cultivating a context for uncertainty, diversity and complexity.

    To support our Network focus on The Wonder of Learning, and our planned trip to the exhibit next spring, we have decided to insert The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children, into to our scheduled reading list. Beginning in October, we will be reading this title, which is a visual catalogue of the exhibit, a collection of essays, and documentation of the work of both children and adults. 

    Books can be ordered from:

    https://www.store.reggioalliance.org/


    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Ramsey County Shoreview Library 4570 Victoria Street North
 Shoreview, MN 55126

    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.

    If you have questions, email:

    Stephanie Ponticas

    heartsandmindsdaycare@gmail.com

    Deb Schein

    schein.deborah@gmail.com





    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

    Reggio-Inspired Network of MN

    Trip to Madison, WI to see 

    “The Wonder of Learning” Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy

    Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Join area colleagues for this unique travel opportunity that includes:

    • the “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit
    • a visit to the Pre-School of the Arts, a Reggio-inspired school in Madison
    • time with colleagues to reflect 

    The “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit will be housed primarily in the Central Madison Library and at the Overture Center, right across the street from the library.  http://wonderoflearningwisconsin.org/

    Register for the Trip

    Click here to register for any part of the trip

    Transportation

    Transportation to Madison is on your own. The Network will gather and share information from participants to help with arranging carpools. 

    Where You Can Stay 

    The Reggio-Inspired Network has reserved a block of 15 Standard Double Queen rooms at the Hampton Inn. 

    Address: 440 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI  53703.

    Phone: 608-255-0360.

    Cost: $169 a night for Friday 4/12 and Saturday 4/13 and includes breakfast.

    How to book the rooms: The rooms will be held until 3/15/19,  then released for public sale. You can book rooms for one night or both nights by phoning the Hampton Inn directly, or book online:  

    https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/wisconsin/hampton-inn-and-suites-madison-downtown-MSNBJHX/index.html

    Friday, April 12 1pm--4pm

    Preschool of the Arts, Madison, Tour and Workshop 

    “The Role of Art and Music Studios in Reggio-Inspired Practice”

    Preschool of the Arts, a Reggio-inspired early childhood program in Madison, Wisconsin, serves more than 200 children and employs a team of full-time art and music specialists.

    Come learn about how these teaching artists and musicians collaborate with the classroom teachers to create vibrant, responsive, child-centered studio experiences. In this workshop, we will explore the Reggio Emilia concept of “the hundred languages of children” through conversation, demonstration, participation, and reflection. 

    Address: 11 Science Court, Madison, WI 53711

    Cost: $35.  Advance registration required (Note: we need to have at least 10 people register to hold this workshop).  See registration above.

    https://preschoolofthearts.com/

    Friday, April 12--Late Afternoon

    The “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit is open until 6pm at the Central Madison Library and at the Overture Center, right across the street from the library if you want to see it on Friday. 201 Mifflin St. Madison, WI 53703

    Dinner on your own. We will provide restaurant suggestions

    Friday, April 12--7:30 – 9 PM

    Reception and Orientation to the Exhibit: “Setting the Stage” in the Hampton Inn meeting room. 

    Wine and cheese reception to informally meet with others from the Network who will be touring the Exhibit. Prepare to visit the Exhibit and explore introductory questions together.

    Address: 440 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI  53703. 

    Phone: 608-255-0360 

    Cost: There is no cost for this event. 

    Saturday, April 13--9am to Noon

    Self-guided visit to the “Wonder of Learning” Exhibit 

    We will spend the whole morning experiencing the Exhibit at our own pace, viewing, listening, reading, thinking, conversing and interacting about “The Wonder of Learning.” 

    Cost: There is no cost for this event. 

    Lunch is on your own. We will suggest places to eat within walking distance; we can have lunch together in small groups for further conversation.

    Saturday, April 13--1:30 to 4pm

    Post-Visit Discussion – Meet in the Program Room at the Central Madison Library. We’ll gather to think and talk together about what we’ve experienced.  

    Cost: There is no cost for this event. 

    Sunday, April 14 

    The exhibit is open 1 to 5pm. You are welcome to explore on your own or in self-forming groups.

    • 21 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book/Conexion Cafe, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    We read slowly, never more than one chapter per month; sometimes we repeat a chapter, if we don’t feel finished with it. The dispositions we strengthen include close reading, careful listening and thoughtful conversation. Each meeting, we form a flexible learning group without a fixed destination, with the intention of cultivating a context for uncertainty, diversity and complexity.

    To support our Network focus on The Wonder of Learning, and our planned trip to the exhibit next spring, we have decided to insert The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children, into to our scheduled reading list. Beginning in October, we will be reading this title, which is a visual catalogue of the exhibit, a collection of essays, and documentation of the work of both children and adults. 

    Books can be ordered from:

    https://www.store.reggioalliance.org/


    • 19 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book/Conexion Cafe, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    We read slowly, never more than one chapter per month; sometimes we repeat a chapter, if we don’t feel finished with it. The dispositions we strengthen include close reading, careful listening and thoughtful conversation. Each meeting, we form a flexible learning group without a fixed destination, with the intention of cultivating a context for uncertainty, diversity and complexity.

    The Logic of Action: Young Children at Work by Frances Hawkins
    ISBN-10: 0870811614
    ISBN-13: 978-0870811616

    David Hawkins and the Pond Study, documented by Elizabeth Kellogg
    ISBN-10: 1450031129
    ISBN-13: 978-1450031127

    Loris Malaguzzi was influenced by the writings of David Hawkins, an American philosopher interested in science and education. Among other concepts, Hawkins insisted that teachers need to be learners, as well as children. In turn, David Hawkins was deeply influenced by the work of his wife, Frances Hawkins, who was committed to documenting and studying children’s learning processes. Malaguzzi and Hawkins met in 1988. “Both believed in the importance of seeing children’s processes of learning through action and also of renewing oneself with an open mind. Upon such a common base each was able to learn from the other” (Gandini, 2008).

    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Open Book/Conexion Cafe, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

    We read slowly, never more than one chapter per month; sometimes we repeat a chapter, if we don’t feel finished with it. The dispositions we strengthen include close reading, careful listening and thoughtful conversation. Each meeting, we form a flexible learning group without a fixed destination, with the intention of cultivating a context for uncertainty, diversity and complexity.

    The Logic of Action: Young Children at Work by Frances Hawkins
    ISBN-10: 0870811614
    ISBN-13: 978-0870811616

    David Hawkins and the Pond Study, documented by Elizabeth Kellogg
    ISBN-10: 1450031129
    ISBN-13: 978-1450031127

    Loris Malaguzzi was influenced by the writings of David Hawkins, an American philosopher interested in science and education. Among other concepts, Hawkins insisted that teachers need to be learners, as well as children. In turn, David Hawkins was deeply influenced by the work of his wife, Frances Hawkins, who was committed to documenting and studying children’s learning processes. Malaguzzi and Hawkins met in 1988. “Both believed in the importance of seeing children’s processes of learning through action and also of renewing oneself with an open mind. Upon such a common base each was able to learn from the other” (Gandini, 2008).

Past events

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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