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.


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:

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.

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

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Breakout sessions

Participants sign up for one of the three sessions:

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.

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

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

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

This event is Hosted by the West Coast Collaborative.


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:


Click Here to download the flyer for your school

This entry was posted in Event, Resources, Uncategorized, Workshops and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.