The Third Place Educator’s Workshop

The Environment as the Third Teacher   

Presented by: Patricia Hunter McGrath  – Executive Director of Branches Atelier 

When: Saturday, November 14th  8:30am – 12:30pm

Where: The Third Place- Ventana School – Christ Episcopal Church – Graham Hall  – 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, CA

12:30 1:30 Open Classrooms – Tour Ventana School classrooms and see the beautiful Reggio environments and project based learning. 

Join Reggio Educator and Atelierista, Patricia Hunter McGrath, for a fun and playful morning learning about the different elements of a Reggio inspired, project-based, environment.  She will cover the following:

  • How does the environment support individual and group experiences?
  • How can the function of an atelier be incorporated into the classroom?
  • What are the organizational considerations?
  • How are materials introduced into the classroom?
  • How do the materials we fill our classrooms with and the curriculum we follow support our children?
  • How can our environment be a source for inspiration, creativity and long-term projects?

Patricia Hunter McGrath is the Executive  Director/Atelierista of  Branches Atelier in Culver City, California.  Patricia has taught the Reggio Emilia Class at Santa Monica College and at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.  She is a frequent presenter at Reggio conferences throughout the United States and abroad and has visited Reggio Emilia, Italy six times.  She is also a contributing author of the book In the Spirit of the Atelier  published by Davis Press and Insights and Inspiration from Reggio Emilia also published by Davis Press.


8:30 – 9:00am – Continental Breakfast, coffee and tea

9:00 – 12:00pm – Environments Workshop

12:00 – 12:30pm – Lunch provided

12:30 – 1:30pm – Tour of Ventana Environments

Ticket Sales:   Tickets are limited to 30 participants!

For ticket sales: 

$65 advanced purchase,  $80 at the door

Questions? Please contact Andrea Campanella

650 – 948 – 2121 at Ventana School 


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