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

    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 18 Sep 2022
    • 16 sessions
    • Zoom Meetings
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    Zoom Book Study

    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.  No need to "catch up" Just join us for the discussion!  

    There is no fee - ALL ARE WELCOME.

    Please register for your individual ZOOM Link in advance of this meeting by following this link: Zoom Registration

    We will send a reminder with page number one week in advance.

    Questions? Contact reggioinspiredmn@gmail.com for more information.




    • 09 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Enter Encounter Engage: Boulder Journey School

    Honoring the child: Cultivating social emotional support for the child, community and the collective

    Certificate of Attendance available

    Through interconnection, and by nurturing care and respect for individuals and for the collective whole of our communities, we grow as humans. Join us to examine strategies for cultivating the social emotional support we all need after this year of turbulence. Through the unpacking of stories and shared pedagogical documentation, we will deepen our commitments to truly honoring the rights of the child and how in turn, we honor all of our rights.

    The conference includes 2 sessions (1 hour total) of pre-recorded presentations that you will view ahead of time and 2 hours of synchronous dialogue that will take place on October 9, 2021 beginning at 9 am Central Time.

    The pre-recorded presentations will be available as early as Saturday, October 2.

    Presenter: Alex Morgan
    Community Outreach Specialist
    Boulder Journey School
    Boulder, Colorado

    Location: Zoom

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

    Cost: $ 40| $45 after September 25, 2021

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Virtual Documentation Lab

    Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota monthly  DOCUMENTATION LAB discussion and follow up to the monthly gathering topic of honoring the child and supporting social emotional 

    Using the Doc Lab protocol we will practice looking at documentation, analyze the learning together and wonder what steps could take place next. Participants with traces related to the current Monthly Gathering are encouraged to bring them, although this is not required. We will be using the attached protocol. You may find having a copy printed and ready for referencing during our discussion helpful.

    Doc Lab Protocol (2).doc

    We look forward to thinking and learning together!

    Follow Zoom link here

    All are welcome!


    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • ZOOM
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    Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota invites you to participate in a New Initiative

    “LET’S TALK”

    Thursday, October 21 7:00-8:15 PM (CST)


    “Let’s Talk” is an opportunity for conversation, provocation and question about our work with young children and the intersection of inspirations from the schools of Reggio Emilia.  Our goal is to create a space for networking the Network.  A facilitator will review a set of guidelines for open discussion at “Let’s Talk”, invite those who attend to introduce themselves, and then encourage topics from the group for discussion. This platform will allow for the emergence and sharing of ideas and perspective taking. 


    There will be an opportunity to break into small groups for focused discussions on suggested topics if the group would like to move in that direction.  “Let’s Talk” is offered on the 3rd Thursday of the month and is free to participants.

    Click Here to register and receive a personalized Zoom link. 


    Questions can be sent to reggioinspiredmn@gmail.com.   

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    • 20 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Using the Language of Movement to Build Culturally Inclusive Classrooms

    Certificate of Attendance available

    What if we could tap into the innate wisdom of our bodies to sense our connections - even across physical distance and cultural difference? This is not only possible, it’s absolutely necessary in the Reggio-inspired environment, and in our increasingly diverse neighborhoods and classrooms. Join Rie to learn and practice deep listening and sensing toward a new architecture of connection, clarity and courage. Bring the Pedagogy of Listening into your body to allow emergent learning for all your children!

    Presenter: Rie Gilsdorf
    Facilitator and Founder
    Embody Equity
    Twin Cities, Minnesota

    Location: Zoom

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

    Cost: $20 | $25 after November 6, 2021

    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Unpacking Democracy and Education

    Certificate of Attendance available

    Malaguzzi said that education is “always a political discourse whether we know it or not. It is about working with cultural choices, but it clearly also means working with political choices.” The Reggio Approach welcomes differences as assets, values multiple perspectives and interpretations, integrates different disciplines and embraces complexity.

    The Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota strategic plan states, “We envision a community that equips its people to invigorate democracy and expand the concept of learning.” How are democracy and education intertwined? What does this work look like? With examples drawn from local work as well as from Reggio, we will identify and discuss the practical strategies that support these values.

    Presenter: Lani Shapiro
    Consultant
    Twin Cities

    Location: Zoom

    NO CHARGE, OPEN TO ALL

    • 08 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    The Language of Story-Telling: Using the Paley Curriculum to Enhance Children's Ability to Play Pretend

    Certificate of Attendance available

    This presentation will share a year-long study conducted in a classroom of 3 year olds during the 2018-2019 school year at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. Tom Boyle spent the year carefully documenting how the use of Vivian Paley's story dictation and story acting protocol impacted the students' ability to engage in high-quality pretend play.

    Join us as we think together on how to use the Reggio Emilia lens and help us better understand Paley's achievements? How can Paley's lifelong work give us a renewed understanding of what one of these 100 languages – in this case, the language of storytelling – actually consists of? There will be time to share ideas around what goes on in our classrooms. The presentation is intended for those familiar with story dictation as well for those who have never used it.

    Presenter: Tom Boyle
    Teacher and Director of Zhawenimikaang (“place of unconditional love,” in Ojibwe)
    Bayfield area, Wisconsin

    Location: Zoom

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

    Cost: $20 | $25 after December 26, 2021

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Virtual Documentation Lab

    Using the Doc Lab protocol we will practice looking at documentation, analyze the learning together and wonder what steps could take place next. Participants with traces related to the current Monthly Gathering are encouraged to bring them, although this is not required. We will be using the attached protocol. You may find having a copy printed and ready for referencing during our discussion helpful.

    Doc Lab Protocol (2).doc

    We look forward to thinking and learning together!

    Follow Zoom link here

    All are welcome!


    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    The Hundred Languages of Humanity: Why the Reggio Way Works for Building a Better World

    Certificate of Attendance available

    Hundred+ Languages of Humanity & Relationships as IDENTITIES — The stories of who we are together and shared identities shape who we can be, what we can become and what we can achieve together. The mindful, intentional guidance of our relationships can create opportunities for growth and a more peaceful co-existence with the children we teach, our fellow educators, the administration we work for and the larger communities in which we live.

    By connecting our shared history with theory and practice, you may find your own work with children reimagined, your conversations reinvigorated and your life purpose redefined. By rethinking key Reggio principles to emphasize our larger Human identity, you can go out into the world and make Humanity your classroom.

    Presenter: Laurie Van Putten
    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Community Child Care Center
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin

    Location: Zoom

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

    Cost: $20 | $25 after January 29, 2022

    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Register

    Virtual Documentation Lab

    Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota monthly  DOCUMENTATION LAB discussion and follow up to the monthly gathering topic of honoring the child and supporting social emotional 

    Using the Doc Lab protocol we will practice looking at documentation, analyze the learning together and wonder what steps could take place next. Participants with traces related to the current Monthly Gathering are encouraged to bring them, although this is not required. We will be using the attached protocol. You may find having a copy printed and ready for referencing during our discussion helpful.

    Doc Lab Protocol (2).doc

    We look forward to thinking and learning together!

    Follow Zoom link here

    All are welcome!


    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    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

    Cost: $20 | $25 after February 26, 2022

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Virtual Documentation Lab

    Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota monthly  DOCUMENTATION LAB discussion and follow up to the monthly gathering topic of honoring the child and supporting social emotional 

    Using the Doc Lab protocol we will practice looking at documentation, analyze the learning together and wonder what steps could take place next. Participants with traces related to the current Monthly Gathering are encouraged to bring them, although this is not required. We will be using the attached protocol. You may find having a copy printed and ready for referencing during our discussion helpful.

    Doc Lab Protocol (2).doc

    We look forward to thinking and learning together!

    Follow Zoom link here

    All are welcome!


    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Hybrid
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    Virtual Tour and Context Discussion: All Seasons Preschool

    Certificate of Attendance available

    All Seasons is an intergenerational preschool housed inside of Lexington Pointe senior living residence. Living as "neighbors" in the same building supports the development of caring relationships between the children and the "grandmas and grandpas." All Seasons is a nature-based and arts-focused preschool that serves children ages 2 through 5 years.

    The first All Seasons Preschool, in Inver Grove Heights, was founded in 2009. Last year, a second All Seasons Preschool with a similar philosophy and focus opened in Eagan, in the middle of the pandemic! Come tour our new indoor and outdoor environments and hear about how we are gradually establishing our intergenerational program with the seniors. View and discuss documentation of the growing relationships between the children and the new tenants of the senior building.

    Presenters: Joanne Esser, Director with staff at All Seasons Preschool
    Twin Cities, Minnesota

    Location: Hybrid 

    Zoom: link sent after registration

    In-Person (if allowed)
    All Seasons Preschool of Eagan
    3385 Discovery Rd,
    Eagan, MN 55121

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

    Cost: $20 | $25 after March 26, 2022

    Limit 20 in-person participants (if allowed)

    • 16 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Virtual Documentation Lab

    Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota monthly  DOCUMENTATION LAB discussion and follow up to the monthly gathering topic of honoring the child and supporting social emotional 

    Using the Doc Lab protocol we will practice looking at documentation, analyze the learning together and wonder what steps could take place next. Participants with traces related to the current Monthly Gathering are encouraged to bring them, although this is not required. We will be using the attached protocol. You may find having a copy printed and ready for referencing during our discussion helpful.

    Doc Lab Protocol (2).doc

    We look forward to thinking and learning together!

    Follow Zoom link here

    All are welcome!


Past events

18 Sep 2021 Authentic Questions Virtual Documentation Lab
16 Sep 2021 September “Let’s Talk”: an opportunity for conversation, provocation and question about our work with children
11 Sep 2021 Authentic and Intentional Questions: Those we ask children, colleagues and parents; those children, colleagues and parents ask us; those we ask ourselves.
19 Aug 2021 August “Let’s Talk”: an opportunity for conversation, provocation and question about our work with children
15 Jul 2021 July “Let’s Talk”: an opportunity for conversation, provocation and question about our work with children
17 Jun 2021 June “Let’s Talk”: an opportunity for conversation, provocation and question about our work with children
20 May 2021 "Voices from the Network"-a virtual celebration of our work hosted by the Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota Board
16 May 2021 Zoom Book Study
24 Apr 2021 Virtual Documentation Lab
18 Apr 2021 Zoom Book Study
15 Apr 2021 “Let’s Talk”: an opportunity for conversation, provocation and question about our work with children
27 Mar 2021 Virtual Documentation Lab
21 Mar 2021 Zoom Book Study
13 Mar 2021 Big Body Rough and Tumble Play
27 Feb 2021 Virtual Documentation Lab
21 Feb 2021 Zoom Book Study
20 Feb 2021 Authentic and Intentional Collage
30 Jan 2021 Virtual Documentation Lab
23 Jan 2021 Storytelling with Children
17 Jan 2021 Zoom Book Study
20 Dec 2020 Zoom Book Study
12 Dec 2020 Virtual Documentation Lab
15 Nov 2020 Zoom Book Study
14 Nov 2020 The Possibilities of Light and Shadow with Children
18 Oct 2020 Zoom Book Study
10 Oct 2020 Enter Encounter Engage: The Reggio Inspired Network of Minnesota 9th Annual Conference
13 Sep 2020 Zoom Book Study
16 Aug 2020 Zoom Book Study
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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