Professional Development

                                       2020 Virtual Workshop Series

The Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network continues to look for new ways we can live our mission and support educators during these challenging times. We are excited to offer a new Virtual Workshop Series for FREE for the community! Please see event details below.

While registration for these events is limited, we will record presentations when we can and share them widely with the community.

Our founding sponsers have generously funded a scholorship fund.

We offer scholorships to attend our full series workshops. To apply please Reach out.

Interested in a specific workshop? Reach out. We are happy to connect you with presenters, workshop leaders, and consultants.

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May 2020

Inspiring Resilience and Hope During Challenging Times

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How to build resilience and hope in teachers, children and families during these challenging times. Join Susan MacDonald, author and educational consultant, as we develop strategies for navigating these challenging times. During this time of unprecedented stress, it is essential to explore new ways to raise our energy levels. This workshop will provide an understanding of Appreciative Inquiry and the current positive psychology research to inspire participants as they develop strengths-based strategies for living and working in uncertainty. We will explore how…

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Facing Challenging Behaviors at Home

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Understanding and working through challenging behaviors at home. From biting to bathroom talk, from tantrums to teasing - what we perceive as challenging behaviors are often developmentally-appropriate reactions to difficult or confusing situations.Join Jen Francazio, early childhood educator, as we examine these behaviors from a young child’s viewpoint. We will look at why and how challenging behaviors develop, how to approach your child with empathetic rigidity, and how to keep your cool in the process.

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June 2020

Staying Healthy at School: Returning to School Post-COVID Shutdown

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A conversation on reopening centers and schools following COVID-19 closures. Join Andrea Sisbarro, School Director at Boulder Journey School, to discuss strategies for safely returning to school following the long closure. Boulder Journey School reopened May 11 and will share their process and journey in reopening. You can submit questions here by June 1:

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Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Early Education

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in early education during COVID-19. Studies show that children begin absorbing messages about race, class, gender, ability+ in utero. And now thanks to COVID-19, we now have a bright and ugly light shining down on how structural oppression in this country works. The question is what can we as early childhood educators do about it? The answer is everything. We lay the foundation for all of the learning our students will do in…

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Promoting Self-Care and Co-Regulation with Students When School Reopens

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A conversation on how to support students' self-care and co-regulation when we return to the classroom. Join us for a facilitated conversation with Melissa Litton, Occupational Therapist, on self-care and co-regulation with students. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss ways to support educators, families, and children when we return to the classroom. The discussion will open and close with a supportive guided meditation. Melissa Litton has been a licensed and registered OTR/L for more than 25 years. She has…

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July 2020

Embarking on the Anti-Bias Education Journey

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Conversation about Culture, Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action brought to you by The Paradigm Project and BARIN At the core of anti-bias education is a commitment to diversity and equity as foundational to professional practice and relationships. Anti-bias educators cultivate cognitive and social-emotional capacities that allow young children to develop strong identities, value differences, recognize unfairness, and act against discrimination. The implementation of anti-bias education requires educators to engage in critical reflection about their identities, attitudes, and selves as…

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