Branches Atelier Educator Tour

When: Wednesday, January 23, 9am to 4pm  

Where:  Branches Atelier 11359 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City , CA 90066 

Space is limited to 15    Lunch is included.

We are happy to welcome you to experience a day of observation and reflection of our school. During our time together, you will have a guided tour of our school, observe in our classrooms and meet with teachers, parents and facilitators to gain a deeper understanding of the culture of our school.

This tour will cover the following:

  • How are the values of our school integrated through out the flow of the day?
  • How do the teachers engage children through the use of materials?
  • What role do reflection meetings play in the organization of the day? 
  • How are documentation tools used to support, uncover and develop children’s inquires?
  • How are parents involved in our school?
  • How are pedagogical team meetings used to uncover and support children’s learning?

To secure your space, please download and complete the registration form and mail it in with your payment.

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Branches Atelier Summer Camp 2018

BRANCHES ATELIER IS PLEASED TO OFFER 4 ONE-WEEK SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS

MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00AM – 2:00PM  

Week1:  June 25th – June 29th   Atelier of Identity and Disguise $470

Week 2:  July 2nd – July6th*         Atelier of Technology and Tools  $375*    *Camp will be closed Wednesday, July 4th

Week 3:  July 9th – July 13th         Atelier of Waves: Light, Motion and Sound $470

Week 4:  July 16th – July 2oth         Atelier of Expression – 2nd and 3rd $470

 

You can choose 1,2, 3 weeks as priced above or All 4 weeks  for $1,785.00

Space is limited to 39 children per session.

Camp is available to all children who are aged 3 by September 1st, 2018.

Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please click here for the registration form

 

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Event: Tackling Difficult Conversations: Guns and Power Play

Based on recent conversations that have been arising in schools and homes across the country, Branches Atelier and The Growing Place are hosting an evening event for adults at the Marine Park Auditorium in Santa Monica.

This event will feature a truncated version of the documentary  “Under the Gun” which examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase. Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista, and Tucson, as well as those who experience daily gun violence in Chicago, the documentary looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels. The film is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric and directed by Branches Parent Stephanie Soechtig.

Stephanie, Branches Director Patricia Hunter McGrath, Toddler-Parent Educator Karen Palfi and Teacher – Parent  Educator Beck Zlotoff will conduct a panel of educators from local schools after the showing on what adults can do when difficult and challenging conversations arise from young children.

THIS IS AN ADULTS ONLY EVENT 

This event will be at Marine Park Auditorium 
1406 Marine Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Space is limited please register HERE.

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Branches Atelier Summer Camp 2018

BRANCHES ATELIER IS PLEASED TO OFFER 4 ONE-WEEK SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS

MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00AM – 2:00PM  

Week1:  June 25th – June 29th   Atelier of Identity and Disguise $470

Week 2:  July 2nd – July6th*         Atelier of Technology and Tools  $375*    *Camp will be closed Wednesday, July 4th

Week 3:  July 9th – July 13th         Atelier of Waves: Light, Motion and Sound $470

Week 4:  July 16th – July 2oth         Atelier of Expression – 2nd and 3rd $470

 

You can choose 1,2, 3 weeks as priced above or All 4 weeks  for $1,785.00

Space is limited to 39 children per session.

Camp is available to all children who are aged 3 by September 1st, 2018.

Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

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Patricia Hunter McGrath’s Gift Guide

Please find a attached an extensive gift guide featuring books and toys that have all been researched and recommended by Patricia.

BRANCHES ATELIER Gift Guide

Happy Holidays !!!

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PROVOKING EMPATHY, KINDNESS AND COMMUNITY THROUGH OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION AND REFLECTION

Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4, 2017 

 Santa Monica, California

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Hirokazu Kosaka

Dan Siegel

and presentations by educators from

Branches Atelier

First Presbyterian Nursery School

The Growing Place

The New School West

Palisades Preschool

WHEN: Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm each day (registration/continental breakfast at 8:30am)

FEE: $350.00 (10% discount for ECE students, NAEYC members & NAREA members)
participants will have the opportunity to tour two Reggio-Inspired preschools each day

MAIL: Registration form & check by October 20th to: First Presbyterian Nursery School Attn: Chloë Jones 1248 Second Street, Santa Monica CA 90401

FRIDAY SCHEDULE: 

•Registration/Continental Breakfast

•Presentations

•School Visit

•Lunch

•School Visit

SATURDAY SCHEDULE: 

•Continental Breakfast

•Presentations

•School Visit

•Lunch

•School Visit

•Reflections

please email chloe@first-pres.net to preregister

Please click here to download the registration form

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Nov 4th Workshop in San Diego

Introducing

FRIENDS of the 

SAN DIEGO REGGIO ROUNDTABLE

 

Purpose: As a FRIEND of the San Diego Reggio Roundtable, you are encouraged to be part of a learning community where new ideas can be shared and explored, and where questions and wonderings about Reggio inspired practices are welcome.

Benefits: As a FRIEND of the SDRRT, you will have the opportunity and be encouraged to participate and have a voice in the organization:

*To serve on committees of the SDRRT.

*To participate in a Friends Only Page in networking opportunities with other members and community participants.

*To attend events of the Reggio Roundtable at a discounted rate.

*To express your opinions regarding the workings of the SDRRT.

*To receive discount registration fees at select paid events.

*To receive free job postings for yourself or your center.

Membership Fee for being a Friend: $25 per person/ year*. Anyone joining between now and end of the year will get benefits for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018.

In the future, Friends dues will be due January of each year and end December 31. People joining between Jan- October 31 will have to also pay dues for the following year. People joining in November or December will get the next year included with the $25 fee.

NOVEMBER 4 WORKSHOP:

Lines that Wander, An Exploration of Techniques and Possibilities

  • How does line support an authentic and contextual exploration of literacy or mathematics?
  • How does an exploration of line support building community and promote understanding of multiple perspectives?
  • How do you introduce the many types of line tools into a classroom? ▪
  • How do you take a line for a walk?
  • How do different types of line tools support observation, problem solving, gesture, reflection, impression and magical thinking?
  • How do you introduce many different techniques of drawing?
  • When are gestural, observational, representational, drawing to learn and narrative drawing intoduced to the children?

Featuring: Patricia Hunter-McGrath and Christina Bianchi  (bios here )

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Liberty Station Conference Center

2600 Laning Rd.

San Diego, CA 92106

Cost: $67 for FRIENDS and $75 non-members (includes lunch)

REGISTER HERE

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