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November 2016

York University/Ontario Reggio Association Documentation Study Session

November 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Documentation in any form or stage of development is most welcome at our sessions. It is a very kind act to share documentation to allow participants the opportunity to discuss and expand their understandings of thinking and learning while offering you support for your work. Please feel welcome to attend with or without documentation.

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December 2016

York University/Ontario Reggio Association Documentation December Study Session

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Documentation in any form or stage of development is most welcome at our sessions. It is a very kind act to share documentation to allow participants the opportunity to discuss and expand their understandings of thinking and learning while offering you support for your work. Please feel welcome to attend with or without documentation. Download and read the reflection letter from Ellen by clicking here. Please RSVP to attend. Powered by Eventbrite

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January 2017

FULL – Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 4

January 28 @ 9:30 am - March 4 @ 3:30 pm EST
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$250

Conversations to Generate Children’s Theories and Inquiries with Kerri Embrey Meetings for this session take place January 28, February 11, February 25, and March 4 at 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at The Bishop Strachan School. Registration for this event is now closed, session is full.

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CANCELLED – York University/Ontario Reggio Association Documentation January Study Session

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Happy New Year everyone! Our next York University/Ontario Reggio Association pedagogical documentation study session is set for Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 - 12. We will meet once again in Room 283B in Winters College at York. There will be signs posted on the front doors of the college to guide you to the room. These sessions are offered so that people that work with documentation may be supported in their efforts. People that attend come from a variety…

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February 2017

Documentation Study Session February 2017

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Everyone interested in documentation is invited to attend. Please bring your documentation in any stage of development. It is helpful to have the documentation printed in order to study it closely. You are most welcome to attend without documentation if you would like to learn more about the study processes we use in these meetings. Although the event is free, please register through Eventbrite. If you register and then are unable to attend please unregister as we have a limited…

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March 2017

Documentation Study Session March 2017

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Hello friends and colleagues! Our next Ontario Reggio Association/York University documentation study session will be held March 25, from 10 -12, at our usual meeting place: Room 283B, Winters College, York University. There will be a sign posted on the doors by the parking lot on the south side of the building to guide you to the room. These study sessions are offered as a support for educators working with documentation in their practice and are open to everyone interested in having their own documentation…

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April 2017

Alternative Narratives

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

Alternative Narratives is a new NAREA professional development series, which will feature wide-ranging and diverse voices from the global community and will serve to strengthen regional communities of early childhood educators and advocates throughout North America. The inaugural Alternative Narratives series will include initiatives in three cities: April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm - St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY Featuring: co-editors of Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia, Paola Cagliari from Reggio Emilia, and Peter Moss from London April…

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Alternative Narratives

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA

Alternative Narratives is a new NAREA professional development series, which will feature wide-ranging and diverse voices from the global community and will serve to strengthen regional communities of early childhood educators and advocates throughout North America. The inaugural Alternative Narratives series will include initiatives in three cities: April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm - St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY Featuring: co-editors of Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia, Paola Cagliari from Reggio Emilia, and Peter Moss from London April…

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Alternative Narratives

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Alternative Narratives is a new NAREA professional development series, which will feature wide-ranging and diverse voices from the global community and will serve to strengthen regional communities of early childhood educators and advocates throughout North America. The inaugural Alternative Narratives series will include initiatives in three cities: April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm - St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY Featuring: co-editors of Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia, Paola Cagliari from Reggio Emilia, and Peter Moss from London April…

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Alternative Narratives

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
St. John’s Episcopal Preschool, Washington, DC

Alternative Narratives is a new NAREA professional development series, which will feature wide-ranging and diverse voices from the global community and will serve to strengthen regional communities of early childhood educators and advocates throughout North America. The inaugural Alternative Narratives series will include initiatives in three cities: April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm - St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY Featuring: co-editors of Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia, Paola Cagliari from Reggio Emilia, and Peter Moss from London April…

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Documentation Study Session April 2017

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Dear friends and colleagues, Several of us, educators representing child care, school boards, and graduate students, spent a pleasant Saturday morning together recently at our York University/Ontario Reggio Association documentation study session. We had the opportunity to read documentation together that included children sharing ideas of assembling materials together as a very nice sample of the empathy and the sensitivity of children working in their many zones of proximal development found in groups as they were learning with each other.…

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May 2017

The Language of Art

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - May 5 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy, 82 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Toronto, Ontario M4H 0A2 Canada
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A Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy Art Exhibition Come enjoy the art of our youngest learners as we honour the voice of the child through visual arts.

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Documentation Study Session May 2017

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
York University, Winters College Room 283B, 76 Winters Ln
Toronto, ON M3J Canada
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Hello everyone! We are planning for our final documentation study session of this school year on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in our usual location Room 283B, Winters College, York University, at our usual time 10:00 – 12:00. Please feel welcome to attend with documentation or without. Last meeting in April was a full house with people attending from child care and classroom settings, along with college and university students, and education administrators. It is fortunate too that some people attended…

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June 2017

Fourth International Summer School in Reggio Emilia, Italy

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 10:00 pm EDT
Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Viale B. Ramazzini, 72/a
Reggio Emilia RE, 42124 Italy
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2000€

The places of education and learning 0-11 curriculum “Teaching to live is neither teaching to read, to write, and mathematics, nor teaching the basic knowledge ... it is not even to focus on the quantitative knowledge, nor fostering the specialized education: it is to introduce a basic education that includes the knowledge of knowledge.” Enseigner à vivre : Manifeste pour changer l’éducation (Teaching to live. Manifesto for a change in education) Edgar Morin Preface International Summer Schools in Reggio aim to…

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July 2017

Investigations & Expressions Summer Symposium 2017 Session 1

July 4 - July 5
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$300

An introduction to Reggio-inspired and inquiry-based pedagogy for JK to Grade 6. Starting with an overview of theory from Reggio Emilia, we will explore the potential of inquiry-based learning. Consider projects and provocations to take back to your own classroom.

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Investigations & Expressions Summer Symposium 2017 Session 3

July 4 - July 5
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$375

WorldVuze: Global Education in an Inquiry-based Classroom for Grade 2 -12. Guided by renowned educator Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman from TC², develop teaching strategies using the WorldVuze bilingual global student discussion platform. Work with WorldVuze founders to integrate deep global learning into your curriculum.

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Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 1

July 4 @ 9:30 am - July 7 @ 3:30 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$250
session 1

Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings with Mary Jane Miller and Ellen Brown Meetings for this session take place July 4, 5, 6, 7 at The Bishop Strachan School, Toronto. The meeting time is 9:30am to 3:30pm. You must be a member of The Ontario Reggio Association to register for this session. Log in now or become a member. The session will only run if we have sufficient registration. If we do need to cancel…

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Investigations & Expressions Summer Symposium 2017 Session 2

July 6 - July 7
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$300

Stepping up the Inquiry: Using intelligent materials and documentation to support higher-order thinking for JK to Grade 6. In hands-on sessions, you will develop confidence using a variety of graphic materials. Explore documentation as a tool to support theory development and group learning in teachers and children.

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Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 1

July 17 @ 9:30 am - July 20 @ 3:30 pm EDT
The Bridge – 285 Roger Neilson Way, Kanata, Ontario, 285 Roger Neilson Way
Kanata, Ontario Canada
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$250
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Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings with Andrea Bolton and Ellen Brown Meetings for this session take place July 17 – 20 (Monday – Thursday) at The Bridge - 285 Roger Neilson Way, Kanata, Ontario. The meeting time is 9:30am to 3:30pm. You must be a member of The Ontario Reggio Association to register for this session. Log in now or become a member. The session will only run with sufficient registration. If the sessions…

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August 2017

Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 1

August 1 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 3:30 pm EDT
The County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 ON-26
Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6 Canada
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$250
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Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings with Ellen Brown and Debra Halls Meetings for this session take place August 1, 8, 15, 22 at The County of Simcoe Administration Centre, Simcoe County Conference Room. The meeting time is 9:00am to 3:30pm. You must be a member of The Ontario Reggio Association to register for this session. Log in now or become a member. The session will only run with sufficient registration. If the sessions need to be…

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A Tapestry of Play and Learning Conference

August 12
Richland Academy, 11570 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3N7 Canada
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$85

Join Reggio-inspired educators to participate in the full-day A Tapestry of Play and Learning,  the culmination of the week-long Rhythm of Learning in Nature, sponsored by the York Region Nature Collaborative.  Participants from the Rhythm  will be in attendance to facilitate the installations and connect our prior experiences to today’s. This full-day indoor and outdoor experience will focus on intelligent materials and how they weave together relationships, curiosities and communities. Connect with colleagues while engaging with materials; the beautiful stuff of childhood. Join in the digital documentation…

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September 2017

Oshkiigmong Early Learning Centre Study Tour and Institute

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - September 9 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Oshkiigmong Early Learning Centre, 19 Winookeedaa St
Curve Lake, ON K0L 1R0 Canada
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$100

September 8th & 9th 2017 Oshkiigmong Early Learning Centre welcomes you to join them for a Study Tour and Institute with Lorrie Baird and Michelle Taylor- Leonhardi. Come and listen to our educators share stories and challenges that have offered us important lessons from our classrooms about our journey into Emergent Curriculum. It will cost $100.00 to attend the two day tour. Download the event agenda here. Please complete the registration form (download it here), as this will let us…

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The Languages of Food: Connecting Food with our Image of the Child

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Strom’s Farm & Bakery, 5089 Wellington Road 32
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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$20 - $70

Join us for a morning on the farm presentation by Rosalba Bortolotti and cooking demonstration with Emily Richards. Registration fee ($20 for ORA members or $70 for non-members) includes workshop, cooking demo and farm tour experience, refreshments and lunch! Download the event flyer here. Please register through Eventbrite below: Powered by Eventbrite

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Encounters with Materials-A Dialogue

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
London Children’s Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, ON N6J 4G5 Canada
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$10

Encounters with Materials Exhibit: Illustrating moments from a three-year art-based collaborative inquiry into materiality in early childhood education, the Material Encounters exhibit explores materials as encountersand events. It considers what it means to think with things: how each material evokes particular intra-actions and presents particular possibilities among/with/between young children. ORA members are invited to join ORA Board member Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw at the Encounters with Materials Exhibit for a conversation about the installation, from 10am to 12noon at the London Children's…

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