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June 2016

The Wonder of Learning – The Hundred Languages of Children

June 23, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Fairmont Royal York Hotel (lower concourse level), 110 Front St. W
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 Canada
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The traveling exhibition The Wonder of Learning is offered as a “democratic piazza” calling attention to the importance of education and schools as places for discussion and exchange. In continuity with the previous exhibition, The Hundred Languages of Children, the new exhibition also aims to reconfirm the values that underlie the educational philosophy of the Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, and in particular to highlight the changes, innovations, and developments that have taken place. The exhibition speaks to all those involved in education as well as to all…

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Engaging Children, Families, and Educators in a Spiral of Learning: Embracing Openness and Uncertainty

June 23, 2016 - June 25, 2016
Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3 Canada
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NAREA Summer Conference In collaboration with Reggio Children and the Ontario Reggio Association, speakers from Reggio Emilia will present on the Summer Conference theme “Engaging Children, Families, and Educators in a Spiral of Learning: Embracing Openness and Uncertainty”. The conference begins at 9:00am and typically ends by 5:00pm each day. Lunch and light snacks will be provided. The schedule has not been finalized, but will include presentations from Reggio Emilia educators, atelier sessions, virtual school tours and an opportunity to…

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July 2016
$55.00

The Image of the Child// L’image de l’enfant

July 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

In this session, we will engage in critical reflection on what it means to embrace a view of the child as competent, as an able communicator and collaborator, capable of complex thinking.  After viewing a selection of panels in The Wonder of Learning exhibit, we will discuss how we might collaborate with colleagues and families to bring a higher level of coherence between our views and our practice, and elevate the view of the child in our own contexts. Avec…

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August 2016
$55.00

Pedagogical Documentation: “Framework of Wonder” // La documentation pédagogique: “Le cadre de l’émerveillement

August 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

What is wonder? What does it mean to wonder? How might wonder be part of teaching and learning? What might a “Framework of Wonder” mean for thinking about documentation? In this workshop we will meet to think about our ideas of wonder and how these ideas might affect our thinking about documentation and our ideas of learning and teaching. We will visit “The Wonder of Learning” exhibit with our ideas of wonder in mind and then meet together to discuss…

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$250

Emergent Curriculum in Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings

August 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
TBD, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The introductory session describes emergent curriculum and offers several experiential workshops that allow participants to grasp structural aspects that support emergent learning. The session focuses on inquiry-based, arts-based and play-based participatory structures that sustain rich, experiential classrooms in which children become highly self regulated and eager to learn. The image of children and educators is one of competence, resourcefulness, and intelligence. The image of learning is that learning occurs in relations and relationships: it is the study of connections that…

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September 2016
$55.00

Materials as a form of expression// L’utilisation de matériaux : une forme d’expression Jason Avery & Sylvia Curtis-Norcross

September 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

  As Human beings we are innately social and so it is a natural tendency to look for characters and their stories in art, but in the open minded and exploration driven world of young children their insights into materials themselves often carry their intention. Expanding our awareness and sensitivity to children's use of materials can give us new access to the complexities and multi disciplinary understanding of children's expressions. Through sharing documentation from our respective experiences we will be…

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$250

Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 3

September 24, 2016
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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session 3

Graphic Materials for Multiple Modes of Representation of Learning with Leslie Siegrist and Kerri Embrey Dates and Location: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  September 24: Havergal College 1451 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 2H9  October 1: The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1X2 October 15: The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1X2 October 22: Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 2H9 You must be a member of The Ontario Reggio Association to register for this…

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$55.00

Francophone Session – Session en français Connexion à la communauté et la culture: Rachelle Blanchette et Muriel Howden

September 24, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Durant cette séance, nous allons nous engager dans la réflexion critique sur ce que cela veut dire pour les programmes de la petite enfance d’avoir une relation réciproque avec les communautés et cultures Francophones. Après avoir examiné une sélection de panneaux de l’exposition The Wonder of Learning (l’émerveillement de l’apprentissage), nous allons discuter de notre responsabilité collective de rendre visible l’apprentissage des enfants et leurs contributions à la communauté et la culture. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/francophone-session-session-en-francais-connexion-a-la-communaute-et-la-culture-rachelle-blanchette-tickets-25253509928 Location:   Fairmont Royal York Hotel 100…

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October 2016
$250

Emergent Curriculum Session is CANCELLED

October 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Richland Academy, 11570 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3N7 Canada
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session 1

Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Full-Day Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings with Randa Khattar. Dates: October 29, November 5, November 19, November 26 Time: 9:30AM to 3:30PM You must be a member of The Ontario Reggio Association to register for this session.

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November 2016

The Value of Listening : An ongoing process for reflection, dialogue, change and sharing perspectives

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
TBD, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The closing conferernce for the Wonder of Learning Exhibit is coming up, register here http://bit.ly/2cOvNhI . Ontario Reggio Association is in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other community partners to bring together keynote speakers , Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini. This conference will give visibility to the relationship between the Reggio philosophy and provincial educational frameworks and curriculum. An opening reception will be held at the WOL Exhibit at the Royal York Hotel on Friday, November 11th, 6:30 - 9:00.  This…

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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
$250

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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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
2000€

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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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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