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  Sampling of Past Lectures, Workshops, and Discussions

Alaska

University of Alaska, SE, Juneau, Distance Education Course: Principles of Early Childhood

“Learning to Think”

Southeast Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children, Juneau

“Essential Features of the Reggio Approach, 3- to 6-year-olds”

California

The Exploratorium (Science Center), San Francisco

“Essential Features of the Reggio Approach, 3- to 6-year-olds”

Art, Play and Learning Workshop: "Learning Playfully: Shadow Play in Preschool"

Long Beach City College, Early Childhood Education Department                

        “Welcoming Families into Schools: The Parent Program at the Model Early Learning Center”

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Bing School

“Reggio Practices at the Model Early Learning Center”

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Graduate Seminar in Childhood Psychology                

“Theory into Practice”

University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science

“Essential Features of the Reggio Approach, 3- to 6-year-olds

Colorado

Boulder Journey School

Discussion:  “Pearls from David and Frances Hawkins: What It Means to Learn”

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

“Development, Environments, and Experience: How We Learn”

Israel

 Jerusalem, International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential

Discussion:  “Essential Features of the Reggio Approach, 3- to 6-year-olds”

Louisiana

New Orleans, NAEYC Professional Development Institute, 2-hour Workshop

                "Conversation Tool Kit: Focused Conversation as the Basis for Literacy"

Maryland

Rockville, Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning

                "Theory Into Practice 1: Why It Is Hard to 'Do Reggio' in America"

               " Theory Into Practice 2: Beginning Steps in Using the Reggio Approach"

Massachusetts

Harvard University, Project Zero

                Discussion:   “Possible Schools: Launching an Inner City School”

Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Human Studies & Family Development

“Alice in Wonderless Land: Alternatives to the Rote Preschool Curriculum”

"Wellcoming Families into Schools: The Parent Program at the Model Early Learning Center”

New York

Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative

"Intentinal Teaching in a Reggio-Inspired Classroom"

Tennessee

Corning Elementary School, Memphis City Schools

“The Importance of Parents Working at Home with Children”

Downtown Kiwanis, Memphis

“Changing the Climate and Culture of Schools”

Franklin, TN, Spring Hollow Community Learning Center

"Story of the Model Early Learning Center”

Knoxville, Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children

“Infant/Toddler Programs in the Preschools of Reggio Emilia”

“3- to 6-year-old Programs in the Preschools of Reggio Emilia”

Memphis Association for the Education of Young Children

“Beyond Blocks: Children’s Romance with Materials”

Midsouth Reads, Assisi Foundation, Memphis

“A Preschool Curriculum: Learning to Think”

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis

“Story of the Model Early Learning Center”

New Leaders for New Schools, Memphis City Schools

"Changing the Climate and Culture of Schools”

Ready Children/Ready Schools, Principals’ Training, Memphis City Schools

“Inspired Environments: Design Elements of Excellent Early Childhood Programs”

Tennessee Association for Childhood Education International, Memphis

“Adapting Reggio Practices in Inner City American Preschools”

“Infant/Toddler Programs in the Preschools of Reggio Emilia”

Urban Child Institute, Memphis, TN

"Essential Features of the Reggio Approach, Infants & Toddlers”

Texas

Don HarringtonScience Center, Amarillo, TX

"The Reggio Approach and its Implications for Creating an Environment"

"Essential Features of the Reggio Approach, 3- to 6-year-olds"

Akiba Academy, Dallas

Series of 5 3-day teacher education workshops

Washington, DC

Gallaudet University, National Deaf Education Center

"Beyond Blocks: Children’s Romance with Materials”

St. John’s Episcopal PreSchool

“Welcoming Families Into Schools"

Teaching for Change

“Changing the Climate and Culture of Schools

"100 Languages: Best Preschool Practices"

Utrecht

4 public workshop presentations with Jennifer Azzariti

“Using Materials with Children”

 World Bank Children’s Center

Keynote Address: “The Easter Dove, the Cuckoo Bird, and the Nest:

The Role of the Teacher Revealed in the Story of a Project"

“A Hundred Languages: Exploring the Role of Materials and Discovering Best Practices”

"Literacy and Numeracy in Preschool”

"Phonics and Writing: The Route to Reading,” 4-hour teacher workshop       

“The Reggio Approach and Academics: What Does It Mean to Learn?”

 

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