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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www.sdreggioroundtable.org

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Part Time Preschool Teaching Position

Branches Atelier is an innovative, dynamic preschool with a home-like quality, nestled in a beautiful campus in Culver City, California. We are looking for an energetic, passionate, creative, warm, friendly, nurturing and self-motivated substitute teacher to join our Reggio-inspired learning community.  This part time teaching position would be for 20 to 24 hours per week. This is a wonderful way to get to know our program and may lead to a permanent full-time teaching position.
Prospective applicants should have a strong child development background, and at least two years of early childhood experience, a minimum of 24 ECE units, however, a BA in ECE or related field is preferred, We are willing to consider a teacher who holds their teacher permit with 2 to 4 years experience.  Salary: $17 – $22 per hour, based on education and experience.  Start Date: ASAP

All Applicants must have:
▪ A passion for teaching and life long learning.
▪ An interest in learning Branches philosophy and values.
▪ A commitment to developing a strong and dynamic learning community for children and parents.
▪ Knowledge and experience with social constructivism and the Reggio approach.
▪ An interest in using creative materials with young children.
▪ Strong collaborative and communication skills.
▪ Openness for feedback and self-reflection.
▪ An innovative, creative and open mind.
▪ A genuine passion and commitment to quality education for children.
▪ A commitment to ongoing professional development.

If you are interested in this position, please proceed by submitting the following:

Visit our website at www.branchesatelier.com so you can learn about our school. Write a cover letter that explains why you are interested in working with us, why you became a teacher, what kind of person you are, what are your interests and what brings you joy.

Along with your cover letter please submit your resume to patricia@branchesatelier.com

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Branches Atelier Preschool/Toddler Co-Teacher Positions

Branches Atelier is an innovative, dynamic preschool with a home-like quality, nestled on a beautiful campus in Culver City, California.
We offer preschool classes, parent and toddler classes and parent and infant classes.
Branches is a sustainable green school that has many many beautiful atelier spaces inside and out. Our school is a peaceful and joyful place for children, parents and teachers alike.  This year we are adding a new preschool class. So we are looking for energetic, passionate, creative, warm, friendly, nurturing and self-motivated teachers to join our Reggio-inspired learning community.

Ready to start June 2017, or no later than September 2017
30 to 38 Hours per week.

Prospective applicants should have a BA in ECE or related field, strong child development background, and at least two years of early childhood experience. We are willing to consider a teacher who holds their teacher permit with 2 to 5 years experience.

All applicants must have:
▪    A passion for teaching and lifelong learning.
▪    An interest in learning Branches philosophy and values.
▪    A commitment to developing a strong and dynamic learning community for children and parents.
▪    Knowledge and experience with social constructivism and the Reggio approach.
▪    An interest in using creative materials with young children.
▪    Strong collaborative and communication skills.
▪    Openness for feedback and self-reflection.
▪    Great writing skills.
▪    A commitment to professional development.
▪    An innovative, creative and open mind.
▪    A genuine passion and commitment to quality education.
▪    Computer literate using Mac computers and software.

Compensation:
Branches Atelier offers a competitive salary based on years of experience in the field.
Benefits include competitive health benefits, 401(k) plan, and professional development opportunities.

If you are interested in this position, please proceed by submitting the following materials:

Visit our website at www.branchesatelier.com  so you can learn about our school. Write a cover letter that explains why you are interested in working with us, why you became a teacher, what kind of person you are, what are your interests and what brings you joy.

Along with your cover letter, please email your resume to patricia@branchesatelier.com

For more info about our school, please visit school website www.branchesatelier.com

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Resource list from Agents of Social Change Workshop

Resources for Agents of Change 

Beyond Ecophobia by David Sobel

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Branches Curated Books for Children 

http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2017/01/27/54696/the-brood-taking-political-action-as-a-family/

Research on Community Restorative Justice 

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/64292

Psychology for a better world 

https://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-staff/academic-staff/niki-harre/psychologyforabetterworld.html

Niki Harre’s video on using positive psychology to achieve change 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zExibEV_PY

Plastic Free July 

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org

 

 

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New Workshop This Saturday 3/18/17 Lines That Wander

We still have spaces in our last 2 workshops 

This Saturday 3/18/17

Lines that Wander: 

An Exploration of Techniques and Possibilities New!

Saturday,  March 18th  9am to 3pm A hands-on workshop $75

If you would like to attend please confirm with Jim@BranchesAtelier.com

Please click here for the registration form

Presented by Patricia Hunter McGrath and Christina Bianchi

  • 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?

A Look Into The Big City Group: 

Developing Ideas and Representing Plans Through a Wide Range of Materials and Media       New! 

Saturday,  April 22nd  9am to 3pm A hands-on workshop $75

Please click here for the registration form

Presented Sivan Perets

  • How does investigative work with children unfold?
  • How does exposure to a variety of materials expand and deepen children’s thinking?
  • How does thinking about cultural context unveil social responsibility?
  • How does hands on work promote an investigative mindset?
  • What can children learn from each other regarding their differing perspectives within this type of work?
  • How can challenges within the work present valuable learning opportunities for discovery?
  • How do children develop ideas in a group context?
  • How are literacy, blocks, clay, drawing and math threaded through this exploration?
  • What are the organizational structures that support small group work?
  • What classroom strategies support and develop collaboration

To Secure a space please download the registration form and mail your payment to:

Branches Atelier 11359 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Please click here for the registration form

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We Still have Spaces in The Next 2 Workshops

Lines that Wander:

An Exploration of Techniques and Possibilities New!

Saturday,  March 18th  9am to 3pm A hands-on workshop $75

Please click here for the registration form

Presented by Patricia Hunter McGrath and Christina Bianchi

  • 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?

A Look Into The Big City Group:

Developing Ideas and Representing Plans Through a Wide Range of Materials and Media       New! 

Saturday,  April 22nd  9am to 3pm A hands-on workshop $75

Please click here for the registration form

Presented Sivan Perets

  • How does investigative work with children unfold?
  • How does exposure to a variety of materials expand and deepen children’s thinking?
  • How does thinking about cultural context unveil social responsibility?
  • How does hands on work promote an investigative mindset?
  • What can children learn from each other regarding their differing perspectives within this type of work?
  • How can challenges within the work present valuable learning opportunities for discovery?
  • How do children develop ideas in a group context?
  • How are literacy, blocks, clay, drawing and math threaded through this exploration?
  • What are the organizational structures that support small group work?
  • What classroom strategies support and develop collaboration

 

To Secure a space please download the registration form and mail your payment to:

Branches Atelier 11359 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066

Please click here for the registration form

 


 

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