Bright Start WORKSHOPS

The West Coast Collaborative Presents
Exploring the Fundamentals of the Reggio Approach

Friday and Saturday November 12 &13
9:00am to 3:30pm PST

WCC - Conference 2021
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Tiziana Filippini -Pedagogista
Loretta Bertani – Atelierista
Reggio Emilia, Italy

For information download flyer

We invite you to join us for a two-day, virtual conference to inspire and reconnect as we come back together with Reggio Educators and the West Coast Collaborative.

Morning sessions will be streamed live from Reggio Emilia
Afternoon breakout sessions will be streamed live from the West Coast

COLLABORATIVE SCHOOLS:

Branches Atelier – Culver City
Bright Start – Santa Barbara
Growing Place – Santa Monica
The New School West – Los Angeles

$100 Early Birds (until Nov 2nd)
$135 General Admission
$75 One day only
$50 Student Discount (with current ECE ID)

Ellen Khokha Scholarship
-Write a letter and send to
allison@branchesatelier.com for review

 

To apply for the Student Discount, please email:
mail@BrightStartOnline.com

Questions:
allison@BranchesAtelier.com

Presenters

Bright Start

Presenters: Michelle Lagunas and Elise Wellington: Herbs and Alchemy: Cultivating ecological thinking through empathy and the hundred languages

Bright Start

Presenters: Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, & Liliana Hensel: Building a Culture of Well-being & Community

Growing Place, Ocean Park

Presenter: Amy Dickens: The Bread Shop: Creating a place to build connections

Growing Place, Marine Park

Presenters: Beth Nakatsui and Julia Vazquez: Bridging Boundaries and Ecosystems: Everything is interconnected

Branches Atelier

Presenters: Patricia Hunter McGrath and Bernice Vallejo: “All living things need love”… An exploration of ecology though sound, paint and Narrative

The New School West

Presenters: Cindy Nelsen & Flora Toro: From Pods to Performers, a tale of building relationships through materials

The New School West

Presenters: Susan Kim, & Cynthia Vazquez, Transformation and Relaunch

Loretta Bertani is an atelierista in the Robinson Crusoe Preschools and Infant Toddler Center, Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 1996.

Loretta graduated at Instituto d’arte (Art College) of Reggio Emilia. From 1991 to 1995, she worked as an educator with the municipality of Reggio Emilia in local education groups, an experience addressed to pre-adolescent age groups and to the support of boys and girls with difficulties in school.

Loretta collaborated with the theater group “Teatro Gioco Vita” of Piacenza for designing and leading workshops on expressive languages and shadow theatre addressed to primary schools, as well as for street entertainment events for children and youth.

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Tiziana Filippini is a pedagogista who collaborates with Reggio Children with regard to research, conferences and consultations in Italy and abroad. From 1978 to 2015,

Tiziana worked as a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Tiziana is currently one of the curators of the new version: “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children.”

In addition to her work with the municipality, Tiziana was part of the original research group of Making Learning Visible, a collaboration between Reggio Children and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The collaboration resulted in a book, “Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners,” which became very well known in North American Early Childhood Education.

Friday November 12

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome & Opening

9:15-10:45: Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani: Fundamentals through the lens of interconnectivity

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00am-12:30pm: Continued- Tiziana Filippini and Loretta: Fundamentals through the lens of interconnectivity

12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm-2:30pm: WCC teachers presentations- Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the three sessions:

1 Growing Place Ocean Park, Santa Monica
Amy Dickens, Teacher: The Bread Shop: Creating a place to build connections

2 Bright Start, Santa Barbara
Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, Director/ Pedagogista & Liliana Hensel, M.A.: Building a Culture of Well-being & Community

3 The New School West, Venice
Cindy Nelsen, Atelierista & Flora Toro, Teacher: From Pods to Performers, a tale of building relationships through materials.

2:30pm-3:30pm: Q&A as large group

3:00pm-3:30pm: Closing and Reflection

Saturday November 13

9:00am-10:45am: Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani: Presentations through the lens of interconnectivity

1:45am-11:00: Break

11:00am-12:30pm: Continued-Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani: Presentations through the lens of interconnectivity

12:30-1:00: Lunch Break

1:15-2:30pm: WCC teachers presentations Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the four sessions:

1 Bright Start, Santa Barbara Michelle Lagunas, Teacher and Elise Wellington, Teacher: Herbs and Alchemy: Cultivating ecological thinking through empathy and the hundred languages

2 Branches Atelier, Culver City Patricia Hunter McGrath, Atelierista/Executive Director & Bernice Vallejo, Assistant Director : “All living things need love”…An exploration of ecology though sound, paint and narrative.

3 The New School West, Venice Susan Kim, & Cynthia Vazquez Transformation and Relaunch

4 Growing Place Marine Park, Santa Monica Beth Nakatsui, Infants Teacher & Julia Vasquez, Infants Teacher: Bridging Boundaries and Ecosystems: Everything is interconnected

2:30pm-3:30pm: Q&A as large group

3:00pm-3:30pm: Closing and Reflection

For information download flyer

Bright Start Address
1617 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara,
CA 93101
(805) 963-2024
mail@brightstartonline.com
License #426203415, #426214961

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