Network Meetings

 

 


 

Canberra District Network

 

When: Thursday 24th May 2018

Where: Canberra Grammar School - Southside ELC

15 Alexander Street, Red Hill, ACT, 2603

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

 

Making Learning Visible through Documentation - presented Tanya Stevenson and staff from Canberra Grammar who are completing the Harvard course

 

This workshop will look at how documentation can be used as a planning and monitoring tool to give feedback to the educators and children. It will explore various ways to document learning and look at various methods of analysing data. This workshop will be based on a 10 week course from Harvard University. It will explore the importance of group learning, the four core practices of documentation and how they serve both formative and summative assessment purposes and how this can complement standardised testing. It will demonstrate how this work can transmit culture, values and democracy.

 

Tanya Stevenson has also visited Reggio three times and is the current co-ordinator of the Canberra network. Tanya has worked in the area for over 20 years and is the pedagogical leader for two services. She has a background in PYP as well as Reggio and is currently completing her 5th  course with Harvard University.

 

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

 

Please click HERE to register.

 

REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering and the cost will be discounted to $0. Please select OFFLINE payment to confirm your registration.

 

All REAIE members in ACT will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Canberra District Network group please subscribe by clicking here.

 

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AnchorREsearch Conversations NSW

 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for REsearch Conversations for 2018! 

REsearch Conversations is a Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) network group that meets in the northern suburbs of Sydney, organised by a team of volunteer convenors. 

It is designed for teachers who have a desire to intentionally come together to build strong collegial connections and to explore the inspiration and provocation of the Reggio Emilia Educational Project in Northern Italy.  

Each term we host and facilitate opportunities for educators to connect and learn together through professional conversation, research and the sharing of ideas. A strong value that guides our times together is a commitment to ‘delve deep’ in our thinking about the nature of education, learning and humanity. 

Our research in 2018 will be shaped by the notion of education as a ‘landscape of transformation’. This focus has been chosen as a way of pre-researching ideas of transformation ahead of the 2019 REAIE Conference in Perth, which carries the same theme. 

 

2018 MEETING DATES

Tuesday 6 March - Highfields School Library, Lindfield

Tuesday 8 May - Highfields School Library, Lindfield

Tuesday 14 August - Highfields School Library, Lindfield

Tuesday 23 October - venue to be advised

*Meetings are typically held from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE

To protect the integrity of the research we undertake each year, and to support the developing group dynamic, we ask those joining to commit ahead of time to attend all meetings in a given year (within reason). As such, please carefully consider the dates of meetings before joining. 

 

COST

Meetings are FREE to ALL members of REAIE. This group is only open to all Individual and Organisational Members of REAIE.

REAIE Membership provides a number of benefits including discounted registrations for professional learning events and a subscription to 'The Challenge'. You can join up online. Please click here to find out more about REAIE membership.

 

If you would like to discuss the group further, before committing, please feel free to email:

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For information about professional learning workshops, events, study tours and membership with REAIE please contact the office

 


 

Melbourne Network Group

 

SAVE THE DATE - The Language of Clay

 

When: Tuesday 12th June OR Thursday 14th June 2018

Where: Northcote Pottery, 142 -144 Weston Street, Brunswick East

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm - 7.00pm

This event is for REAIE members only and the cost is $15 per person (incl gst).

Each night is designed as a stand-alone session and will cover the same content.

 

Clay is a wonderfully malleable material. It (is) a language for exploring and communicating ideas (and) enables children to make their ideas visible” (Kolbe, Ursula. 2007. Rapunzel’s Supermarket, p 67)
 
Clay invites exploration and can be a rich and powerful tool for children to create with, on both a small or large scale. There are many basic techniques that the children benefit from mastering when working with clay, such as the skills needed to create coils, pinch pots and successfully joining pieces of clay together. As adults, it is important that we experience a material before we introduce it to children. We need to have opportunities to explore the possibilities it can offer prior to researching alongside them. 
 
Come along and be part of this practical workshop and discover the many possibilities that clay provides by learning basic techniques and terminology, refreshing your skills or simply gaining confidence to use clay in your programs. 
 
BOOKINGS WILL OPEN AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE 2018
 

All REAIE members in VICTORIA will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Melbourne Network Group please subscribe by clicking here. For any questions about the Melbourne Network group please send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

Northern Rivers Network Group

 

When: Thursday 31st May 2018

Where: 41 Browning Street, Byron Bay

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

 

This meeting will aim to investigate what participation means within the principles of the Reggio Emilia educational approach.

 

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

 

Please click HERE to register.

 

REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering and the cost will be discounted to $0. Please select OFFLINE payment to confirm your registration.

 

All REAIE members in NEW SOUTH WALES will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Northern Rivers Network Group please subscribe by clicking hereFor any questions about the Peninsula Network group please send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 


 

Peninsula Network Group

 

When: Thursday 24th May 2018

Where: St Thomas More Primary School - Woodland Early Learning Centre

313 Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

 

AGENDA

5.30 - 6.00 Tour of the ELC

6.00 - 6.20 Presentation - Woodland ELC 'The story so far'

6.20 - 7.30 Network meeting

 

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

 

Please click HERE to register.

 

REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering and the cost will be discounted to $0. Please select OFFLINE payment to confirm your registration.

 

All REAIE members in VICTORIA will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Peninsula Network Group please subscribe by clicking hereFor any questions about the Peninsula Network group please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

Perth Reggio Network

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

When: Tuesday 12 June 2018

Where: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus. Building 18 Room 228, click here for a map.

 

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm (arrival from 5.30pm)

 

'Children as citizens: I am a citizen'  with Jill McLachlan

 

 

"A large extent of children’s lives are lived within educational settings and as such it is of paramount importance to consider what sort of lives children are able to live within those environments. What might children learn about community through their educational experience? What rights and responsibilities do they have? What roles are available to children? What kind of power or influence do children have in relation to the way their lives are designed? By exploring who we are and asking how we want to live together in community, we shed light on our shared identity, and therefore our culture. To build culture together we must learn how to listen and how to dialogue so that through our conversations we might find the shared soil of our hopes and dreams.” (Excerpt from Unearthing Why: Stories of thinking and learning with children, Britt & McLachlan, 2015, p.146)

 

Through the educational project in Reggio Emilia we are invited to see children through an empowering and optimistic lens, recognising them as citizens of today and not just citizens of a far off future. From this perspective, children are welcomed as people with rights, responsibilities and significant capacity to build and sustain culture through their relationships. As an educator, Jill has been strongly influenced and inspired by this proposal. Jill will be sharing stories from her own journey as an educator and co-researcher with children. Her stories will invite teachers to reflect on this notion of children as citizens and draw attention to the importance of welcoming difference as we build culture together.

 

Based in Sydney, Jill McLachlan works as an educational consultant and speaker. Wherever she goes Jill leaves behind her love of learning and her passion to see educators equipped and inspired to teach with intention, imagination and insight. Her experiences as an educator and leader in a range of educational settings gives Jill’s stories a grounded reality that enables listeners to walk away confident that change, transformation and joy in teaching are possible. She strongly advocates for educational approaches that give children agency and voice in the learning process and prioritise ways of teaching and learning founded within a social constructivist perspective. Her stories gently challenge traditional approaches that position the teacher as the expert or hero in the room. Instead Jill invites educators to reimagine their role as co-researchers, facilitators, questioners, and companions of children in a search for meaning and connections.

 

In 2015, her co-authored book, ‘Unearthing Why: Stories of thinking and learning with children’ (Britt & McLachlan), was published through Pademelon Press. The book is a collection of stories offering a distinct and hopeful outlook of the future of education. Each chapter invites the reader to consider and celebrate the complexity and beauty of children’s capacity to learn, think and be together.

 

BOOKINGS WILL OPEN AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE 2018

 

Members: FREE, but please bring a small plate of food to share if you can.

 

Non-members: $15

 

Registration is essential

REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering and the cost will be discounted to $0. Please select OFFLINE payment to confirm your registration.

 

All REAIE members in WA will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with Perth Reggio Network please subscribe here.

 

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Inner West Sydney Network

 

SAVE THE DATE

 

When: Thursday 16th June 2018

Where: Explore and Develop Annandale, 6/8A Booth St, Annandale

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

 

BOOKINGS WILL OPEN AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE 2018

 

All REAIE members in NSW will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Inner West Sydney Network Group please subscribe here.

 

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Brisbane Research Group

 

When: Saturday 9th June 2018

Where: Aspley East Kindy, 12 Clorane Street, Aspley, Queensland 4034 

Time: 9.00am to 11.00am

 

Please click here for the pre-reading.

The meeting will be facilitated by Marie White, Director of Aspley Kindy.

 

Members: FREE, but please bring a small plate of food to share if you can (1 plate per service).

Non-members: $10

 

Registration is essential please click here

 

REAIE members are reminded to LOGIN before registering and the cost will be discounted to $0. Please select OFFLINE payment to confirm your registration.

 

All REAIE members in QLD will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Brisbane Research Network please subscribe here

 

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Eastern Suburbs Reggio Provocation Group

 

All REAIE members in NSW will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

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Adelaide Network Group

 

The next Adelaide Network meeting will be on the evening of Wednesday 30 May (week 5) at the University of SA Magill Campus. Our thinking has been transformed by the amazing encounters we had with Tiziana Filippini last term. The meeting will provide an opportunity to share these ideas and work with an artist in residence. Details are still to come but please save the date for this exciting meeting!

 

All REAIE members in SA will be notified of upcoming events, network meetings and study tours.

 

If you are not a member and would like to keep in touch with the Adelaide Network Group please subscribe here.

 

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