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August 2017

Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 1

August 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm EDT
The County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 ON-26
Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6 Canada
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$250
session 1

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, 2017
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, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 9, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 2 **FULL**

September 16, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
$250
session 2

**Registration for this session is now closed. Session is full. Environments that Support Learning Interactions with Kerri Embrey at Bishop Strachan School. Dates: September 16, October 21, November 11, and December 9, 2017. 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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Material Encounters

September 19, 2017 - October 19, 2017
London Children’s Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, ON N6J 4G5 Canada
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Illustrating moments from a three-year art-based collaborative inquiry into materiality in early childhood education, the Material Encounters exhibit explores materials as encounters and 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. Material Encounters exhibit is included with general admission. Download the exhibit flyer here.

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Emergent Curriculum Certificate Session 2 Simcoe **FULL**

September 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - November 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Simcoe Barrie, ON + Google Map
$250
session 2

**Registration for this session is now closed. Session is full. Environments that Support Learning Interactions with Ellen Brown hosted among early learning sites in Barrie and Orillia. Dates: September 23, October 14, October 28, November 4. 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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Encounters with Materials-A Dialogue

September 23, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

Thinking (and Rethinking) Pedagogy: A Dialogue with a Pedagogista

October 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$50

What does pedagogy mean and what does it do to everyday practice? How might pedagogy serve us to reconfigure practices? And how does pedagogy connect practice to broader societal movements? The term pedagogy is now reaching mainstream usage in early childhood education, and educational contexts more broadly. In early childhood education, this might be due on one hand, to its inclusion in early learning frameworks and on the other, to the growing movement towards reconconceptualizing the field beyond care. Through…

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January 2018

**FULL** Session 1: Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings

January 13 @ 9:30 am - March 3 @ 3:30 pm EST
Bayview Glen Schoool, 275 Duncan Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H9 Canada
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With Ellen Brown and Mary Jane Miller. Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings. Dates: January 13, February 3, 10, March 3, 2018. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Bayview Glen School, 275 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, ON, M3B 3H9

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February 2018

Investigations and Expressions Professional Learning Workshops

February 9
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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Investigations and Expressions Professional Learning workshops offer educators an opportunity to explore inquiry-based and Reggio-inspired learning for Grades K-6 in collaborative, hands-on sessions. Tour the spectacular BSS Junior School and experience Reggio-inspired learning in action. Discuss strategies and scaffolds to make thinking visible and create rich environments for learning. Be inspired by classroom projects presented by BSS teachers who implement inquiry-based learning with their students. Join us for one or all three sessions! Register online now at bss.on.ca/ie For more information contact…

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March 2018

*** SOLD OUT *** Canadian Study Week in Reggio Emilia

March 11 - March 16
Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Viale B. Ramazzini, 72/a
Reggio Emilia RE, 42124 Italy
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*** SOLD OUT *** Interest in Reggio Emilia’s approach to education has grown in our province in the wake of The Wonder of Learning exhibit. The Ontario Reggio Association is eager to blow on the embers of this interest. We are organizing the registration of participants for the Canadian Study Week in Reggio Emilia, March 11 – 16, 2018 and collaborating with Reggio Children to plan the events for the week. The theme will be Pedagogical Documentation as visible listening: Building…

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Opening Reception at Loris Malaguzzi International Centre

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
$8.00

On Sunday afternoon, March 11 at 3:00, we will gather in the central piazza in front of the Valli Municipal Theatre.  We will form small groups to be escorted on a guided walk so you can see some of the old part of the city and hear some of the history.  After the walk, if there is sufficient interest, we will meet at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre from 4:30 – 6:00 for a reception with Parmigiano Reggiano and mustards…

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**FULL** Session 1: Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings – Bradford

March 24 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Ave.
Bradford, Ontario L3Z 0J3 Canada
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With Ellen Brown. Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings. Dates: March 24, April 7 and 21, and May 5, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Ave. Bradford,ON L3Z 0J3  

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April 2018

April 17th Registration for OWL Interactive Meeting

April 17 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free 76 tickets left

Please Register for this event. Only 100 participants will be able to join the meeting.   To join the ZOOM virtual session on April 17, 2018 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT, please click on the following link:  Topic: Ontario Reggio Association Interactive Session Time: Apr 17, 2018 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/632302137  Or iPhone one-tap:     US: +16699006833,,632302137#  or +16465588656,,632302137# Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on…

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Investigations and Expressions Professional Learning Workshops

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Investigations and Expressions Professional Learning workshops offer educators an opportunity to explore inquiry-based and Reggio-inspired learning for Grades K-6 in collaborative, hands-on sessions. Tour the spectacular BSS Junior School and experience Reggio-inspired learning in action. Discuss strategies and scaffolds to make thinking visible and create rich environments for learning. Be inspired by classroom projects presented by BSS teachers who implement inquiry-based learning with their students. Join us for one or all three sessions! Register online now at bss.on.ca/ie For more information contact…

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Brick by Brick Series – Spring 2018 – Ann Arbor, MI Making Children’s (and Educators’) Intelligences Visible: Bringing Back the Ninety-Nine

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Brick by Brick Series – Spring 2018 – Ann Arbor, MI Making Children’s (and Educators’) Intelligences Visible: Bringing Back the Ninety-Nine  Featuring Karyn Callaghan, NAREA board member and Ontario Reggio Association president, and Kathy Cope, textile artist and arts education consultant  In this session, we will build on the notion of multiple literacies. By cultivating a plurality of languages, educators can bring together the materials and the children's desires and curiosity and with them, come to know the world differently. As…

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May 2018

Session 3: Graphic Materials for Multiple Modes of Representation of Learning

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$250.00

Rescheduled - Date to be Announced Graphic Materials for Multiple Modes of Representation of Learning Dates: TBA Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: The Bishop Strachan School Prerequisite:         Session 1  

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Session 5: Pedagogical Documentation as Relationship

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$250.00

Rescheduled - Date to be announced. Pedagogical Documentation as Relationship Dates: TBA Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: The Bishop Strachan School Prerequisite: Session 1

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July 2018

Session 5: Pedagogical Documentation as Relationship

July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm EDT
The County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 ON-26
Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6 Canada
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$250.00

with Ellen Brown Date: July 11, 18, 25, 2018 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location:  County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6 To register for this session you must have completed Session 1.

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Session 3: Graphic Materials for Multiple Modes of Representation of Learning

July 17 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm EDT
The County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 ON-26
Midhurst, Ontario L9X 1N6 Canada
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$250.00

with Ellen Brown

Session 3: Graphic Materials for Multiple Modes of Representation of Learning
Date:  Tuesdays: July 17, 24, August 7
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: The County of Simcoe Administration Centre

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Session 1:  Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm EDT
$250.00

With Mary Jane Miller Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings. Dates: July 30, 31, August 1, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: The Bishop Strachan School 

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Session 1: Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$250.00

With Kerri Embrey Introduction to Emergent Curriculum in Kindergarten and Early Learning Settings. Dates: July 30, 31, August 1, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: The Bishop Strachan School 

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August 2018

Session 2: Environments that Support Learning Interactions

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT
The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON Canada
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$250.00

with Joanne Babalis   Session 2: Environments that Support Learning Interactions Date:  August 15, 16, 17, 2018 Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: The Bishop Strachan School  

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