What is the Reggio Approach to Projects?
Date(s) - Nov 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
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Educators and teachers in North America have been inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and the idea of long-term projects for a while now. There are many different ways of understanding deep investigations. At Frog Hollow Children’s Centres, we have been exploring emergent curriculum and long-term projects for 12 years.
In this workshop, we will share how our educators at Frog Hollow Children’s Centre work with their understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to launch, facilitate, maintain and document in-depth investigations. As we share stories from our experiences with toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, we offer practical suggestions participants can use to design project paths when returning to their programs.
- Pedagogical Narrations
- Curriculum Design
ECE, teacher, student
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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we recommend the course, "Reggio Emilia Approach: Introduction to Philosophy and Principles"
As the Learning Centre coordinator, I work closely with Frog Hollow educators, children and their families in designing curriculum, I take part in professional development opportunities for Frog Hollow educators, and facilitate and organize workshops, tours, consultation services and roundtables for the Early Childhood Education and Early Years communities. I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to Canada with my family when I was 16 years old. I was raised by very open-minded and supportive parents, spending my childhood listening to discussions about social justice and openness in society. My experience growing up in a culture outside of Canada has provided me with an appreciation for diversity and for the incredible opportunities and freedoms that we experience here. My background has played a huge role in who I am today and how I view the place of children – and adults – in society. I am also the parent of a beautiful little girl who has been so generously teaching me what I could not learn on my own – including who I am and what my values and limits are. My passion for social justice and education led me to a B.A. in Community Rehabilitation Management and many years of working with infants, children, youth and adults with diverse abilities. I was introduced to the Reggio Emilia approach at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, where I began by coordinating a before- and after school program. I was incredibly inspired and excited by the principles and values of their Reggio-inspired approach and began researching and exploring a multitude of resources. The Reggio Emilia philosophy helped synthesize everything I have tried to get my mind around ever since I was a child. I have spent the last two years reading, studying, reflecting, sharing ideas and visiting many Reggio-inspired sites and learning centres, including the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy, and it has been a beautiful and transforming journey. As a parent, a woman and a citizen with uncompromising values, I consider myself fortunate to be constantly experiencing, thinking and re-thinking about children and education and I feel honored to take part in sharing this journey with the larger community.