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Making Teachers Work Visible: BARIN 2024 Workshop Series

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - April 23 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for a series of workshops exploring the important role of the teacher in Reggio-inspired contexts.

We love to see the final documentation that teachers prepare as they honor Reggio principles. The images, words, and insights from observations, hypotheses, interpretations, and the re-launch of ideas are brilliant to learn from. But, what are teachers considering as they decide what to observe and how to share learning? What documentation practices and tools do they use? How do teachers collaborate and make decisions together? This year’s workshop series will focus on elevating the role of teachers, the support they need, and how to make teacher’s work visible and appreciated.

This series includes four workshops on Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET. See below for the dates and descriptions.

Workshop 1:
Lifting the Veil: How Teachers Prepare and Plan for Progetazzione
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Join Erik Wormwood, from The Advent School, to explore how teachers can collaborate in co-teaching models. Erik will share some tools and protocols he uses as a teacher coach for facilitating productive dialogue in support of co-teaching, honoring all perspectives, respectful team decisions, creating a dynamic learning environment, and assessing and interpreting documentation and student learning.

Workshop 2:
Stops and Starts: How do teachers know an idea will become a long-term study?
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
During this workshop, we will hear from teaching teams at Charlestown Nursery School and Worcester Head Start. They will share video clips of their planning sessions and unpack their process of figuring out big ideas for their provocations and the small details related to materials, the environment, and questions to ask that inspire children’s learning.

Workshop 3:
Teaching in Different Contexts: What can we learn from each other?
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
What can we learn from educators across different teaching contexts (e.g. public, private, head start, family daycare)? Several educators will illustrate how they document, what holds them back (e.g. curricular and standard requirements) and what has worked for them to make learning visible. We will highlight consistent and perhaps unusual features among these various perspectives that can inform others in spite of various constraints. Presenters will be announced soon!

Workshop 4:
Teaching & Advocacy: If you had 10 minutes with the Governor, what would you share about teaching and learning?
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
What do we want our political leaders, families, and other stakeholders to know about the critical role of the teacher and the intelligence of the young child? Here’s an opportunity for you to make teachers’ work visible! A variety of educators will share why their work is important, including educators from the Documentation Studio Consortium. We will see how they are creating spaces to make teaching and learning visible to the public. This workshop aligns with Strategies for Children The Early Childhood Agenda, which includes BARIN’s participation on a public campaign to illustrate high quality early learning experiences.

Registration Information:
Registration is for all events in the Workshop Series; single event registration is not available. This year’s series will be on the Zoom platform. Workshops are NOT recorded.

  • $150 Supporting Fee: At this level, you are covering your fee for all Workshop Series events and helping to subsidize the reduced fees paid by others who have more challenging financial circumstances.
  • $100 Our-Cost Fee: At this level, your fee fully covers the cost of attending all events in the Workshop Series.
  • $50 Subsidized Fee*: At this level, your fee for all events is subsidized by the scholarship fund provided by BARIN Supporters and through the additional fees paid by those selecting a Supporting Level Fee.

*We do not want financial hardship to be a barrier to participation. Please email us at bostonreggioinspiredstudygroup@gmail.com if you would like to attend the Workshop Series, but cannot pay one of the fees outlined above.