Network Meetings

 

 


 

Canberra District Network

 

When: Thursday 1st March 2018

Where: Canberra Grammar School - Northside Early Childhood

33 Blamey Crescent, Campbell, ACT, 2612

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

 

Thinking by design - presented by Jenny Thompson and Tanya Stevenson

This workshop will focus on how to use "Progettazione"- a strategy of thought and action that is respectful of children's questions and inquiries into the world around them. It will look at learning how to learn with children in an attempt to understand the delicate relationship between teaching and learning and what is meant by the idea of documentation. Utilising the National Frameworks of EYLF and Australian Curriculum, it will unpack ways to structure an inquiry, looking at different entry points to best fit the group of children that each educators have. It will introduce the idea of an inquiry cycle which includes searching for the Nodes and relaunching ideas to ensure depth. 

 

Jenny Thompson has visited Reggio on three occasions and is the Director of Northside Grammar School. She has over 30 years experience in Early Childhood and has recently completed her Masters in Early Childhood.

 

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

 

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.

 

Please click here to register.

 

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

 

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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.

 

YOUR TO DO LIST

Pre-check the meeting dates to see if this group will work for you. We are requesting a genuine commitment to attend ALL 4 meetings.

Check your REAIE membership status - renew or become a member. Please contact the REAIE office to assist you - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 03 9810 3166.

Formally register for the group by Friday 23 February. Please click here to register.

See you at the first meeting on Tuesday 6 March!

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Once you have registered, we will forward you a welcome email with some additional information about the first meeting. 

We hope that our times together will lead to shared research across services, as well as deepen and challenge our understandings of our own practice and pedagogy in relation to the values and principles of the educational project of Reggio Emilia. 

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 and the Peninsula Network Group

 

Melbourne Network Group and the Peninsula Network Group would like to invite you to their combined Term 1 Meeting

 

When: Wednesday 7 March

Where: Toorak College - Williams Road Mt Eliza

Time: The Toorak College Early Learning Centre will be open for viewing from 5.30pm.

The meeting will be held in the McLean Hall from 6pm 

Light refreshments will be served

 

Toorak college offers six programs (three 3-year old and three 4-year old group) and is attached to the Junior and Senior School. The ELC follows the Early Years Learning Framework, and The Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, which compliments the Reggio Emilia Philosophy through the elements of inquiry, discovery, creative thinking and community.

 

After a brief meeting we will welcome Ruth Wallbridge and Melinda Gregory who will present:

 

The CIRCLE Project:

Building an intergenerational community

 

For the past 18 months Davis St Kindergarten has been involved in an innovative intergenerational program which has had a surprising impact on children, families, residents and staff. The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework requires early childhood educators to support the children to actively engage with their local communities. Making this learning authentic and meaningful is a huge challenge for educators. Inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, the Davis St Kindergarten educators of the five year olds, approached a local aged care facility and embarked on a new venture where each week, the classroom relocates into an aged care facility for the first half of the day. Ruth & Melinda will share this journey and how this has impacted this everyday life in the kindergarten.

 

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

 

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.

 

Please click here to register

 

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

 

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Perth Reggio Network

 

When: Monday 12 March 2018

Where: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley campus. Building 18 Room 228

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Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

 

‘CITIZENS AND CONNOISSEURS: CHILDREN BECOMING WITH CITIES’

Dr Stefania Giamminuti

Stefania draws on her research in collaboration with the educational project of Reggio Emilia, and Australian early learning settings, to illustrate ways in which children come to intimately know their cities, and how in turn the cities come to know the children.   

 

This presentation is intended as a provocation for educators to view themselves as researchers of young children’s encounters with their places, to construct new understandings about children’s citizenship, and to make their research visible as a contribution to democratic conversations on children’s participation and voice.

 

Stefania’s current major research project, in collaboration with Reggio Children, investigates the role of the pedagogista in the educational project of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Stefania is also a member of the Council for Childhood and the City, Scuola Pablo Neruda, Reggio Emilia (Italy). 

 

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.

 

Please click here to register

 

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

 

When: Thursday 15th March 2018

Where: Abbotsford Long Day Care Centre, 348 Great N Rd, Abbotsford NSW 2046

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

 

Agenda

Tour of host service and pedagogical overview

Acknowledgement of Country

Our Identity

Our Rhythm

Pedagogical conversations and other sharings including reflections on questions and provocations from previous minutes

 

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

 

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.

 

Please click here to register

 

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 17th March 2018

Where: Molly's House, 139 Turner Rd, Kedron QLD 4031

Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm

 

 

Agenda

Arrival and tour of centre

Welcome

Aim of Network Group

Plans for 2018

Molly's House to share the commencement of project / research for 2018

Look at the conference topic for 2019 - Landscapes of Transformation

 

Registration is essential and will open shortly.

 

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

 

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Adelaide Network Group

 

For term one the Adelaide Network Group will not be holding a week 5 gathering but instead hope to see you at the many events planned by REAIE for Tiziana Filippini’s visit in March.

 

Please click here to view the professional development opportunities. 

 

The Adelaide Network Group will continue their Week 5 gatherings from Term 2, Wednesday 30 May at a venue to be determined.

 

We look forward to seeing many familiar and new faces during our “Encounter with Tiziana Filippini” in March! 

 

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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