Progressive Ed for the Early Years: Advanced Series II
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 – Saturday, April 14, 2018
Course #: PROED2
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: 9 contact hours
Session One – February 24, 2018
This series is designed for those who already have a foundational knowledge of progressive ed and the Reggio Emilia Approach and are looking to deepen there understanding about some specific areas of the approach. In this session we will delve more deeply into the idea of a Hundred Languages of Learning specifically the Arts as a Language of Learning. We will explore together how to engage young children in materials explorations and discuss how the arts support long-term studies.
Session Two – March 10, 2018
In session two we will delve more deeply into the idea of Teacher as Researcher and Learner. To be more effective teachers we must learn how to learn alongside children and how to explore learning through the stages of “messing about. In this session we will walk through the stages of messing about and relate it to a study done with young children. We will engage in dialogue around studies the participants have done and discuss how we might have expanded these studies using principles of messing about. This session will reflect the principals of a documentation meeting, which is an integral part of the teacher as researcher process.
Session Three – April 14, 2018
In the final session we will examine a concept they use in Reggio Emilia called “Re-launch.” Re-launch is also part of the documentation process and it addresses the idea of how we might move through long-term studies. Looking at how and when we decide to move a study in different directions or determining that the study needs something to move along. Again this session will be approached as a documentation meeting and participants will need to bring documentation work and current studies to the session.