Bright Start WORKSHOPS

The West Coast Collaborative Presents
PEDAGOGY OF LISTENING: MATERIALS AS A VEHICLE FOR COMMUNICATING AND UNDERSTANDING

Friday and Saturday March 11 &12
Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm PST
Saturday 9:00am to 12:30pm PST

WCC-Conference 3-11-12
Logos West Coast Collaborative - Reggio Children

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

For more information download flyer

logo west coast collaborative

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:

COLLABORATIVE SCHOOLS:

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

$100 General Admission

$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

The New School-West

Simple Technology, Extraordinary Creativity: Sharing 3-5 year old classroom experiences with discussion (hands-on participation)

Presented by Amy Bice, Cindy Nelsen, and Kristin Sherman

Bright Start

Bright Start Intersections between nature and materials in a pedagogical context: Sharing 2-5 years old classrooms experiences (hands-on participation)

Presented by Marcela Caceres-Gelinas and Liliana Hensel

Branches Atelier

Exploring The Language of Drawing: a tool for extending children’s expression, imagination, and connection with nature and the environment (hands-on participation)

Presented by Patricia Hunter McGrath and Berenice Vallejo

Reggio Children logo
qr code

Discussion Groups

Discussion Group Facilitated by Educators and Administrators from the WCC:

Constructivism with Colleagues: Building Collaborative Professional Development

Discussion Group Facilitated by Educators and Administrators from the WCC:

Role of documentation in longterm small group work

Discussion Group Facilitated by Educators and Administrators from the WCC:

Materials to Foster Early Learning and Relationships with Infants and Toddlers

PEDAGOGY OF LISTENING: MATERIALS AS A VEHICLE FOR COMMUNICATING AND UNDERSTANDING

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

Reggio Children logo

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.

art materials from nature shells and sand
box with shells
art materials from nature
nature materials wood and shells

Friday March 11

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

9:15am-12:30pm: Tiziana and Loretta – Designing contexts to promote learning, Part 1

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch Break

1:30-3:00pm: WCC Presentations & Discussion groups:

Participants sign up for one of these sessions:

1 . The New School-West, Los Angeles
Presentation: Simple Technology, Extraordinary Creativity: Sharing 3-5 year old classroom experiences with discussion (handson participation)

2 . Bright Start, Santa Barbara
Presentation: Intersections between nature and materials in a pedagogical context. Sharing 2-5 years old classrooms experiences (hands-on participation)

3 . Branches Atelier, Culver City
Presentation: Exploring The Language of Drawing: a tool for extending children’s expression, imagination, and connection with nature and the environment (hands-on participation)

4 . Discussion Group Facilitated by Educators and Administrators from the WCC: Constructivism with Colleagues: Building Collaborative Professional Development

5 . Discussion Group Facilitated by Educators and Administrators from the WCC: Role of Documentation in Long Term Small Group Work

6 . Discussion Group Facilitated by Educators and Administrators from the WCC: Materials to Foster Early Learning and Relationships with Infants and Toddlers

3:00-3:15pm: Reflection in a small group

3:00-3:30pm: Closing in a large groups

 

Saturday March 12

9:00am-12:20pm Tiziana and Loretta – Designing contexts to promote learning, Part 2

12:20-12:30pm: Closing

Reggio Children logo

For information download flyer

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

Skip to content