Branches Atelier On-Line Courses FREE COURSE

I am so very excited and happy to have finally created my first online course for parents and teachers! This course covers an Introduction to Watercolors and Mixed Media Collage with Young Children.

This is my gift to you for being the amazing, dedicated educators and parents that you are. It is free! Go to the following link and sign in to Teachable and enjoy. Share with parents and teachers you know.

The more creative we all are during times like this, the better. Pass on the love! And if you have a moment, please leave us some feedback at the end of the course. 

Branches Atelier On-Line https://branches-atelier-on-line.teachable.com 

Much love to you all,

Patricia

 

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Branches Book and Toy Resource Guide

With the winter holiday season fast approaching, I am excited to share our updated Branches Atelier Book & Toy Resource Guide. The books and gifts contained within this guide will support children’s creativity and imagination as well as their attention, self-control and problem-solving skills.

Before heading out to the mall or jumping online to purchase the latest and greatest gifts, I would like to suggest that perhaps you might rethink how many new toys your child needs. Maybe scale back the number and the kind of toys and gifts you purchase. If your child has too much, nothing is special. When a child has too many toys, they tend to flit from one to the other without investing time and deeply exploring or playing with what they have. This leads to boredom. 

While all toys do have a sticker price, I encourage you to slow down and consider the actual cost of certain toys. With climate change being one of the biggest challenges of our time, we must take into consideration the environmental cost of producing so many gifts and toys. And we must ask ourselves the question, “What happens to the toy after a child is finished with it?” Too often, the “latest and greatest” toys end up discarded and, unfortunately, in the trash dump within a few months. Many of these toys are made of plastic and don’t naturally break down. If you think the toy might be discarded in a few months, don’t buy it. 

Instead, here are some high-quality, child-tested, environmentally friendly, fun, and educational gifts ideas that children will enjoy for years to come. These toys will withstand the test of time. And best of all, many of them have much less impact on our environment. 

Finally, don’t forget to buy less, play more, and spend time creating some wonderful new family memories!

Enjoy!! Patricia

Click Here to download Branches Atelier Book & Toy Resource Guide

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Making Memories and Reducing Stress Over the Holidays

New article from Patricia Hunter McGrath

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Exploring the Fundamentals of the Reggio Approach

Friday November 12 & Saturday 13 2021

9:00am to 3:30pm PST

The West Coast Collaborative invites you to join us for a two-day, virtual conference to inspire and reconnect as we come back together with Reggio Educators and the West Coast Collaborative.

Morning sessions will be streamed live from Reggio Emilia:

Tiziana Filippini– Pedagogista and Loretta Bertani– Atelierista

Afternoon breakout sessions will be streamed live from the West Coast Collaborative schools:

Branches Atelier – Culver City, Bright Start – Santa Barbara

Growing Place – Santa Monica & The New School West – Los Angeles

Friday November 12 

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome & Opening

9:15-10:45: Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani: Fundamentals through the lens of interconnectivity

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00am-12:30pm: Continued- Tiziana Filippini and Loretta: Fundamentals through the lens of interconnectivity

12:30pm-1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm-2:30pm: WCC teachers presentations- Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the four sessions:

1 Growing Place Ocean Park, Santa Monica Amy Dickens, Teacher: The Bread Shop: Creating a place to build connections

2 Bright Start, Santa Barbara  Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, Director/Pedagogista & Liliana Hensel, M.A.: Building a Culture of Well-being & Community 

3 The New School West, Venice  Cindy Nelsen, Atelierista & Flora Toro, Teacher: From Pods to Performers, a tale of building relationships through materials.

2:30pm-3:30pm: Q&A as large group

3:00pm-3:30pm: Closing and Reflection

Saturday November 13

9:00am-10:45am Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani: Presentations through the lens of interconnectivity

1:45am-11:00: Break

11:00am-12:30pm: Continued-Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani: Presentations through the lens of interconnectivity

12:30-1:00: Lunch Break

1:15-2:30pm: WCC teachers presentations- Breakout sessions 

Participants sign up for one of the three sessions:

1 Bright Start, Santa Barbara                        Michelle Lagunas, Teacher and Elise Wellington, Teacher: Herbs and Alchemy: Cultivating ecological thinking through empathy and the hundred languages

r2 Branches Atelier, Culver City
Patricia Hunter McGrath, Atelierista/Executive Director & Berenice Vallejo, Assistant Director : “All living things need love”…An exploration of ecology through sound, paint and narrative.

3 The New School West, Venice  Susan Kim, & Cynthia Vazquez Transformation and Relaunch

4Growing Place Marine Park, Santa Monica

Beth Nakatsui, Infants Teacher & Julia Vasquez, Infants Teacher: Bridging Boundaries and Ecosystems: Everything is interconnected

2:30pm-3:30pm: Q&A as large group

3:00pm-3:30pm: Closing and Reflection

Cost

$100 Early Birds (until Nov 2nd) 

$135 General Admission

$75 One day only

$50 Student Discount (with current ECE ID)

Ellen Khokha Scholarship 

 -Write a letter and send to allison@branchesatelier.com for review 

All tickets are to be purchased through EventBrite

Click here to register to purchase tickets via EventBrite

About the presenters:

Loretta Bertani is an atelierista in the Robinson Crusoe Preschools and Infant Toddler Center, Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 1996.

Loretta graduated at Instituto d’arte (Art College) of Reggio Emilia. From 1991 to 1995, she worked as an educator with the municipality of Reggio Emilia in local education groups, an experience addressed to pre-adolescent age groups and to the support of boys and girls with difficulties in school.

Loretta collaborated with the theater group “Teatro Gioco Vita” of Piacenza for designing and leading workshops on expressive languages and shadow theatre addressed to primary schools, as well as for street entertainment events for children and youth.

Tiziana Filippini is a pedagogista who collaborates with Reggio Children with regard to research, conferences and consultations in Italy and abroad.

From 1978 to 2015, Tiziana worked as a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Tiziana is currently one of the curators of the new version: “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children.”

In addition to her work with the municipality, Tiziana was part of the original research group of Making Learning Visible, a collaboration between Reggio Children and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The collaboration resulted in a book, “Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners,” which became very well known in North American Early Childhood Education.

Bright Start Presenters: Michelle Lagunas and Elise Wellington: Herbs and Alchemy: Cultivating ecological thinking through empathy and the hundred languages

Bright Start Presenters: Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, & Liliana Hensel: Building a Culture of Well-being & Community 

Growing Place, Ocean Park Presenter: Amy Dickens: The Bread Shop: Creating a place to build connectio

Growing Place, Marine Park Presenters: Beth Nakatsui and Julia Vazquez: Bridging Boundaries and Ecosystems: Everything is interconnected

Branches Atelier  Presenters: Patricia Hunter McGrath and Berenice Vallejo: “All living Things Need love”… An Exploration of Ecology Through Sound, Paint and Narrative

The New School West  Presenters: Cindy Nelsen & Flora Toro: From Pods to Performers, a tale of building relationships through materials

The New School West Presenters: Susan Kim, & Cynthia Vazquez Transformation and Relaunch


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Branches Atelier Online Parenting Classes with Becky Zlotoff

Raising children can be both joyful and challenging. At times, it can also feel lonely and confusing.  Join Becky Zlotoff and other families on this journey, in a warm, safe and non-judgmental space. We will meet weekly on Zoom. Together we will explore our own triggers, where our children are developmentally and best practices for raising children in mindful, peaceful ways. 

Becky Zlotoff has been an early childhood educator for 22 years and has worked with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and parents, as well as mentoring teachers. She also has 4 children and 4 grandchildren of her own. 

Becky combines her knowledge and experiences with all these age groups and roles, as she support the adults in creating their own unique and loving families.

All classes will take place on Zoom. Registration is per family. This includes child’s parent(s) or guardian(s) and occasional visits from other involved family members. 

Space in each class is limited to 10 families.

$550 per 10 week session or $1400 for 30 weeks 

Session 1

Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm October 12th -December 14th

Or Wednesdays from11:00am-12:00pm October13th –December 15th

Session 2

Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm January 4th – March 8th

Or Wednesdays from11:00am-12:00pm January 5th – March 9th

Session 3

Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00pm March 15th, 22nd; April 12th – May 31st

Or Wednesdays from11:00am-12:00pm March 16th, 23rd; April 13th – June 1st

Please email Jim@BranchesAtelier.com & Becky@BranchesAtelier.com to register.

Please feel Free to share this link with friends and families.

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Good News! Saturday Only Ticket Now On Sale

Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times : A two- day online workshop with Tiziana Filippini, Loretta Bertani of Reggio Emilia, Italy

After many requests from those of you that have to work on Friday we are now able to offer a Saturday Only option for this conference Please click here to purchase tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridging-boundaries-during-challenging-times-tickets-141872990935

About this Event

The West Coast Collaborative presents:

Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times

Presented by: Tiziana Filippini, Loretta  Bertani,

and members of The West Coast Collaborative

Friday March 5th & Saturday March 6th, 2021

9:00am to 3:00pm (PST)

This year has been long and challenging! We invite you to join us for a two-day, virtual conference to inspire and reconnect as we come back together with Reggio Educators and the West Coast Collaborative to explore how we are Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times. 

Morning sessions will be streamed live from Reggio Emilia.

Afternoon breakout sessions will be streamed live from The West Coast Collaborative

Branches Atelier – Culver City, Bright Start – Santa Barbara, Growing Place- Santa Monica, and The New School West – Los Angeles.

Tiziana Filippini is a pedagogista who collaborates with Reggio Children with regard to research, conferences, and consultancies in Italy and abroad. From 1978 to 2015, she worked as a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione – Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.Tiziana is currently one of the curators of the new version, “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children.”In addition to her work with the municipality, Tiziana was part of the original research group of Making Learning Visible, a collaboration between Reggio Children and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The collaboration resulted in a book, Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners, which became very well known in North American early childhood circles and all over the world.

Loretta  Bertani  is  an atelierista in the Robinson Crusoe Preschools and Infant Toddler Centres, Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 1996Loretta graduated at Istituto d’arte (Art college) of Reggio Emilia. From 1991 to 1995 she worked as an educator with the municipality of Reggio Emilia in local education groups, an experience addressed to pre-adolescent age groups and to the support of boys and girls with schools difficulties. Loretta collaborated with the theatre group “Teatro Gioco Vita” of Piacenza for designing and leading workshops on expressive languages and on shadow theatre addressed to primary schools, as well as for street entertainment events for children and youth.

Schedule:

Friday March 5th 9am to 3pm 

9:00 – 9:15am: Welcome & Opening

9:15 – 10:45am: Tiziana Filippini – Crossing Boundaries
 
 10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Loretta Bertani – Coexistences:
Relationships Between Living Organisms

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the two sessions:

1
Growing Place Marine Park, Infant Toddler
Cecilia Carrillo & Beth Nakatsui, Teachers
Saying Hello to a New Classroom: Meaningful School
Transitions During the Pandemic:
Offering knowledge and practical suggestions to help
make transitions (during this pandemic) meaningful
for children, parents, and teachers.

2
Branches Atelier, Los Angeles
Patricia Hunter McGrath, Atelierista/Executive Director 
& Berenice Vallejo, Assistant Director/Teacher
Creativity, Connections, and Relationships:
Materials and Environments to Bridge Physical
Distancing and Help Build Community.

2:30-3:00pm: Return to the same breakout group for
reflections and Q&A.




Saturday March 6th 9am to 3 pm
 
9:00 – 10:45am: Tiziana Filippini & Loretta Bertani
Coexistences: Relationships Between Living Organisms

10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Tiziana Filippini & Loretta Bertani
Coexistences: Relationships Between Living Organisms
continued

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the three sessions:

1
Bright Start, Santa Barbara
Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, Director/Pedagogista
Bridging Boundaries Between School & Home: A
Collaborative Process with Educators, Children, and Parents
During a Global Pandemic.

2
The New School West, Venice
Kristin Sherman, Pedagogista & Roleen Heimann, 
Co-Founder/Co-Director
“We got to see a feeling!”: How we’ve supported
collaboration, expression, and community building while
physically distancing online and on the ground.

3
Growing Place Ocean Park, Santa Monica
Christine Richard, M.A., Pedagogista
Metaphors for Resiliency: Observing how children see the
 world, what impressions they offer to us about the
resiliency of humanity and our connection to nature and
community.

2:30 – 3:00pm: Closing Panel with representatives  from each school
 

This event is Hosted by the West Coast Collaborative.

Cost:

Early Birds (until Feb. 26th) – $110

General Admission – $135

All tickets are to be purchased via EventBrite Please Click Here to Register or purchase tickets below:

Student Discount (with current ECE ID and proof of enrollment) – $50

To apply for the Student Discount, 

please email: Jim@BranchesAtelier.com

Questions: Allison@BranchesAtelier.com

Click Here to download the flyer for your school

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Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times : A two- day online workshop with Tiziana Filippini, Loretta Bertani of Reggio Emilia, Italy

Our Early Bird Discount expires Tonight 2/26/21

at midnight

About this Event

The West Coast Collaborative presents:

Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times

Presented by: Tiziana Filippini, Loretta  Bertani,

and members of The West Coast Collaborative

Friday March 5th & Saturday March 6th, 2021

9:00am to 3:00pm (PST)

This year has been long and challenging! We invite you to join us for a two-day, virtual conference to inspire and reconnect as we come back together with Reggio Educators and the West Coast Collaborative to explore how we are Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times. 

Morning sessions will be streamed live from Reggio Emilia.

Afternoon breakout sessions will be streamed live from The West Coast Collaborative

Branches Atelier – Culver City, Bright Start – Santa Barbara, Growing Place- Santa Monica, and The New School West – Los Angeles.

Tiziana Filippini is a pedagogista who collaborates with Reggio Children with regard to research, conferences, and consultancies in Italy and abroad. From 1978 to 2015, she worked as a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione – Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.Tiziana is currently one of the curators of the new version, “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children.”In addition to her work with the municipality, Tiziana was part of the original research group of Making Learning Visible, a collaboration between Reggio Children and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The collaboration resulted in a book, Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners, which became very well known in North American early childhood circles and all over the world.

Loretta  Bertani  is  an atelierista in the Robinson Crusoe Preschools and Infant Toddler Centres, Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 1996Loretta graduated at Istituto d’arte (Art college) of Reggio Emilia. From 1991 to 1995 she worked as an educator with the municipality of Reggio Emilia in local education groups, an experience addressed to pre-adolescent age groups and to the support of boys and girls with schools difficulties. Loretta collaborated with the theatre group “Teatro Gioco Vita” of Piacenza for designing and leading workshops on expressive languages and on shadow theatre addressed to primary schools, as well as for street entertainment events for children and youth.

Schedule:

Friday March 5th 9am to 3pm 

9:00 – 9:15am: Welcome & Opening

9:15 – 10:45am: Tiziana Filippini – Crossing Boundaries
 
 10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Loretta Bertani – Coexistences:
Relationships Between Living Organisms

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the two sessions:

1
Growing Place Marine Park, Infant Toddler
Cecilia Carrillo & Beth Nakatsui, Teachers
Saying Hello to a New Classroom: Meaningful School
Transitions During the Pandemic:
Offering knowledge and practical suggestions to help
make transitions (during this pandemic) meaningful
for children, parents, and teachers.

2
Branches Atelier, Los Angeles
Patricia Hunter McGrath, Atelierista/Executive Director 
& Berenice Vallejo, Assistant Director/Teacher
Creativity, Connections, and Relationships:
Materials and Environments to Bridge Physical
Distancing and Help Build Community.

2:30-3:00pm: Return to the same breakout group for
reflections and Q&A.




Saturday March 6th 9am to 3 pm
 
9:00 – 10:45am: Tiziana Filippini & Loretta Bertani
Coexistences: Relationships Between Living Organisms

10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Tiziana Filippini & Loretta Bertani
Coexistences: Relationships Between Living Organisms
continued

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the three sessions:

1
Bright Start, Santa Barbara
Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, Director/Pedagogista
Bridging Boundaries Between School & Home: A
Collaborative Process with Educators, Children, and Parents
During a Global Pandemic.

2
The New School West, Venice
Kristin Sherman, Pedagogista & Roleen Heimann, 
Co-Founder/Co-Director
“We got to see a feeling!”: How we’ve supported
collaboration, expression, and community building while
physically distancing online and on the ground.

3
Growing Place Ocean Park, Santa Monica
Christine Richard, M.A., Pedagogista
Metaphors for Resiliency: Observing how children see the
 world, what impressions they offer to us about the
resiliency of humanity and our connection to nature and
community.

2:30 – 3:00pm: Closing Panel with representatives  from each school
 

This event is Hosted by the West Coast Collaborative.

Cost:

Early Birds (until Feb. 26th) – $110

General Admission – $135

All tickets are to be purchased via EventBrite Please Click Here to Register or purchase tickets below:

Student Discount (with current ECE ID and proof of enrollment) – $50

To apply for the Student Discount, 

please email: Jim@BranchesAtelier.com

Questions: Allison@BranchesAtelier.com

Click Here to download the flyer for your school

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Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times : A two- day online workshop with Tiziana Filippini, Loretta Bertani of Reggio Emilia, Italy

Our Early Bird Discount expires on 2/26/2021

About this Event

The West Coast Collaborative presents:

Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times

Presented by: Tiziana Filippini, Loretta  Bertani,

and members of The West Coast Collaborative

Friday March 5th & Saturday March 6th, 2021

9:00am to 3:00pm (PST)

This year has been long and challenging! We invite you to join us for a two-day, virtual conference to inspire and reconnect as we come back together with Reggio Educators and the West Coast Collaborative to explore how we are Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times. 

Morning sessions will be streamed live from Reggio Emilia.

Afternoon breakout sessions will be streamed live from The West Coast Collaborative

Branches Atelier – Culver City, Bright Start – Santa Barbara, Growing Place- Santa Monica, and The New School West – Los Angeles.

Tiziana Filippini is a pedagogista who collaborates with Reggio Children with regard to research, conferences, and consultancies in Italy and abroad. From 1978 to 2015, she worked as a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione – Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.Tiziana is currently one of the curators of the new version, “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children.”In addition to her work with the municipality, Tiziana was part of the original research group of Making Learning Visible, a collaboration between Reggio Children and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The collaboration resulted in a book, Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners, which became very well known in North American early childhood circles and all over the world.

Loretta  Bertani  is  an atelierista in the Robinson Crusoe Preschools and Infant Toddler Centres, Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 1996Loretta graduated at Istituto d’arte (Art college) of Reggio Emilia. From 1991 to 1995 she worked as an educator with the municipality of Reggio Emilia in local education groups, an experience addressed to pre-adolescent age groups and to the support of boys and girls with schools difficulties. Loretta collaborated with the theatre group “Teatro Gioco Vita” of Piacenza for designing and leading workshops on expressive languages and on shadow theatre addressed to primary schools, as well as for street entertainment events for children and youth.

Schedule:

Friday March 5th 9am to 3pm 

9:00 – 9:15am: Welcome & Opening

9:15 – 10:45am: Tiziana Filippini – Crossing Boundaries
 
 10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Loretta Bertani – Coexistences:
Relationships Between Living Organisms

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the two sessions:

1
Growing Place Marine Park, Infant Toddler
Cecilia Carrillo & Beth Nakatsui, Teachers
Saying Hello to a New Classroom: Meaningful School
Transitions During the Pandemic:
Offering knowledge and practical suggestions to help
make transitions (during this pandemic) meaningful
for children, parents, and teachers.

2
Branches Atelier, Los Angeles
Patricia Hunter McGrath, Atelierista/Executive Director 
& Berenice Vallejo, Assistant Director/Teacher
Creativity, Connections, and Relationships:
Materials and Environments to Bridge Physical
Distancing and Help Build Community.

2:30-3:00pm: Return to the same breakout group for
reflections and Q&A.




Saturday March 6th 9am to 3 pm
 
9:00 – 10:45am: Tiziana Filippini & Loretta Bertani
Coexistences: Relationships Between Living Organisms

10:45 – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:30pm: Tiziana Filippini & Loretta Bertani
Coexistences: Relationships Between Living Organisms
continued

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the three sessions:

1
Bright Start, Santa Barbara
Marcela Caceres-Gelinas, Director/Pedagogista
Bridging Boundaries Between School & Home: A
Collaborative Process with Educators, Children, and Parents
During a Global Pandemic.

2
The New School West, Venice
Kristin Sherman, Pedagogista & Roleen Heimann, 
Co-Founder/Co-Director
“We got to see a feeling!”: How we’ve supported
collaboration, expression, and community building while
physically distancing online and on the ground.

3
Growing Place Ocean Park, Santa Monica
Christine Richard, M.A., Pedagogista
Metaphors for Resiliency: Observing how children see the
 world, what impressions they offer to us about the
resiliency of humanity and our connection to nature and
community.

2:30 – 3:00pm: Closing Panel with representatives  from each school
 

This event is Hosted by the West Coast Collaborative.

Cost:

Early Birds (until Feb. 26th) – $110

General Admission – $135

All tickets are to be purchased via EventBrite Please Click Here to Register or purchase tickets below:

Student Discount (with current ECE ID and proof of enrollment) – $50

To apply for the Student Discount, 

please email: Jim@BranchesAtelier.com

Questions: Allison@BranchesAtelier.com

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Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times : A two- day online workshop with Tiziana Filippini, Loretta Bertani of Reggio Emilia, Italy

About this Event

The West Coast Collaborative presents:

Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times

Presented by: Tiziana Filippini, Loretta  Bertani,

and members of The West Coast Collaborative

Friday March 5th & Saturday March 6th, 2021

9:00am to 3:00pm (PST)

This year has been long and challenging! We invite you to join us for a two-day, virtual conference to inspire and reconnect as we come back together with Reggio Educators and the West Coast Collaborative to explore how we are Bridging Boundaries During Challenging Times. 

Morning sessions will be streamed live from Reggio Emilia.

Afternoon breakout sessions will be streamed live from The West Coast Collaborative

Branches Atelier – Culver City, Bright Start – Santa Barbara, Growing Place- Santa Monica, and The New School West – Los Angeles.

Tiziana Filippini is a pedagogista who collaborates with Reggio Children with regard to research, conferences, and consultancies in Italy and abroad. From 1978 to 2015, she worked as a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione – Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.Tiziana is currently one of the curators of the new version, “The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children.”In addition to her work with the municipality, Tiziana was part of the original research group of Making Learning Visible, a collaboration between Reggio Children and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The collaboration resulted in a book, Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners, which became very well known in North American early childhood circles and all over the world.

Loretta  Bertani  is  an atelierista in the Robinson Crusoe Preschools and Infant Toddler Centres, Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 1996Loretta graduated at Istituto d’arte (Art college) of Reggio Emilia. From 1991 to 1995 she worked as an educator with the municipality of Reggio Emilia in local education groups, an experience addressed to pre-adolescent age groups and to the support of boys and girls with schools difficulties. Loretta collaborated with the theatre group “Teatro Gioco Vita” of Piacenza for designing and leading workshops on expressive languages and on shadow theatre addressed to primary schools, as well as for street entertainment events for children and youth.

This event is Hosted by the West Coast Collaborative.

Cost:

Early Birds (until Feb. 26th) – $110

General Admission – $135

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Student Discount (with current ECE ID) – $50

To apply for the Student Discount, 

please email: Jim@BranchesAtelier.com

Questions: Allison@BranchesAtelier.com

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Returning to School in the Time of COVID – What happened? Video and Resources

Greetings All,

If you missed the webinar, want to see it again, or want to share it, we have posted it on our resources page which also includes the past 2 webinar videos and all resources related to the webinars.

We have also updated our resources as compiled by Pauline McPeake and Patricia Hunter McGrath.

Here is the link to the resource page:

http://www.branchesatelier.com/resources

Here are the direct links to the updates:

Returning to School in the Time of COVID – What happened?

Resource List compiled by Pauline McPeake of the Growing

PlaceHealthMatePlus Air Purifier 

Please feel free to share this info with your colleagues, friend and families.

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Happening Tonight! – Returning to School in the Time of COVID: What happened? FREE Webinar

Join Patricia Hunter McGrath of Branches Atelier and Pauline McPeak of The Growing Place as they reflect on what happened when they’re opened their schools. They will be hosting a follow-up webinar, to our Education in The Time of Coronavirus,
and Preparing to Return to School in the Time of COVID webinars.

Together they will share:

What really happened?

How did our preparation help out children and families transition back into the school?

How were materials used to support children’s connections?

How was positive psychology used with the children to help them understand the importance of social/ distancing?

What did we learn?

Where do we go from here?

When: Wednesday 9/30/2020 6:30 PM- 8:30PM PACIFIC TIME

Where: Online via Zoom

Please note that this event begins 6:30 pm Pacifc Time Online via Zoom

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