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CENTER-BASED STAFF TRAININGS

Support the creating and growth of innovative approaches to early learning by learning from the fundamental principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

This online course of study focuses on strengthening the creative thinking practices and project work taking place in the classroom.

Both instructors and students contribute to the creation of an emergent curricula whose menu of offerings can be personalized to your own specific training goals and needs.

Taught by educators trained in the pedagogical practices of Reggio Emilia’s Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools. Participants earn CEU credits.

For more information, please contact Kim Shakespeare-Jones at colab@santafeschool.org

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CREATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Teachers explore ways to intentionally organize and use the human and physical elements that shape the learning environment in order to enhance the learning experiences of young children.

WORKING WITH EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGES

Teachers offer children a variety of symbolic and representational materials to explore, experiment and communicate with, as they consider the ways children can use different expressive languages to support their thinking and learning.

ROLE OF THE TEACHER RESEARCHER

Teachers create action research projects as a means of self-study to guide their observations, reflections and learning as they work alongside the children.

UNPACKING PEDAGOGICAL DOCUMENTATION

Teachers observe, document, study and reflect on the learning experiences and thinking process of young children to determine how to further support their thinking and learning.

THE ART OF NEGOTIATED LEARNING

Teachers employ the process of observation, questioning, experience and reflection as a way of listening closely to children in order to provoke inquiry-based learning.

DESIGNING & PLANNING AN EMERGENT CURRICULUM

Teachers study documentation of children’s learning to generate designs that have continuity with children’s thinking and prior experience for future learning experiences.