Friday, June 11, 2010

Bibliography for Reggio Summer Institute

The following books are suggested reading for the Summer Institute and are housed in the BHCP Parent-Teacher Education Library:

The Hundred Languages of Children, Ablex, 1998.
Making learning visible, Reggio Children, 2001.
In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia, Routledge, 2005.
Beyond quality in early childhood education and care, Routledge, 1999.
The Diary of Laura, Readleaf Press, 2008.
The Little Ones of Silent Movies, Reggio Children, 1996.
The Park is…, Reggio Children, 2008.
We write shapes that look like a book, Reggio Children, 2008.
The Fountains, Reggio Children, 1995.
Shoe and Meter, Reggio Children, 1997.
Theatre Curtain, Reggio Children, 2002.
Charter of the City and Childhood Councils, Reggio Children, 2003.
Children, Art, artists, Reggio Children, 2004.
Dialogues with places, Reggio Children, 2008.
Browsing through ideas, Reggio Children, 2009.
The black rubber column, Reggio Children, 2009.
The Languages of Food, Reggio Children, 2008.

Communication from Reggio Children, June 8, 2010

"We are entering in touch with you again in order to share some further information regarding the First International Summer School and its organization.

At the moment there are 136 people enrolled coming from almost 30 different countries of the world, such as: Australia, Usa, Nigeria, New Zealand, Turkey, Austria, Lebanon, Uk, Sweden, Greece, Canada, Mexico, France, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Guatemala, Brazil, Belgium, Indonesia, Italy, Iceland, China, Germany, The Netherlands, South Korea, Israel, Jordan, India.

We are very pleased we will have a variety of professional profiles (educators, directors of schools and centres, professors, early childhood consultants, atelieristas, etc.) and so many countries represented. We believe the diversified composition of this group will be an important resource for all the participants to sustain the opportunity for exchanging experiences, points of view, impressions, reflections, understandings and therefore create dialogues among different experiences and different contexts.

In the past days, we have received lots of requests from many of you to receive in advance a draft of the study group programme. Next week we will be able to share with you the draft of the programme."

An Extraordinary Learning Journey

Susan and I will participate in the First International Summer School in Reggio Emilia, Italy from July 4 – 16, 2010. This experience will provide us a deeper understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach, and we intend to share and infuse this learning within the entire BHCP community upon our return.

While we are in Reggio Emilia, Susan and I plan to post our thoughts, reflections and many pictures from our experience here. We hope that you will be in Reggio Emilia with us through this communication vehicle.

Our participation in the First International Summer School is made possible by the generous support of the BHCP Board of Directors, who helped fund my attendance to include tuition, books as well as a significant portion of my travel expenses. Susan and I are also making personal contributions toward this professional development opportunity. We intend to work very hard to ensure that the rewards of this investment will be felt in our entire community as we continue our work to enhance the partnership among children, families and educators here for many years to come.

We invite you to post your questions and curiosities about the Reggio Emilia approach so we may seek the information in which you are interested while we are there.