WCC Conference: Exploring the Relationship between Materials and Learning 5/5-5/6 2023.


The West Coast Collaborative presents:

Exploring the Relationship between Materials and Learning


Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani, Reggio Children


The West Coast Collaborative: 

Bright Start, Santa Barbara 

The New School West

Branches Atelier

Growing Place – Lab School, Ocean Park, Marine Park

We invite you to join us for a multi-day, multi-site conference highlighting work with materials and the power of listening. You are welcome to attend one or both days. Due to the hands-on aspect of this event, space is limited and early registration is encouraged. 

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 Instituzione – 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 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 children with school 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.

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Friday, May 5th 2023

12:30pm to 1:00pm (PST)


1:00pm to 4:00pm (PST) 

Hands-on experience with materials 

4:00pm to 5:00pm (PST)

Wine and cheese reception


Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

1210 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Saturday, May 6th 2023


8:00am to 9:00am (PST)


9:00am to 12:00pm (PST)

Presentation by Tiziana Filippini and Loretta Bertani, Reggio Children

12:00pm to 1:00pm (PST) 

Lunch  (included)


Wildwood Elementary Campus

12201 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066


1:00pm to 5:00pm (PST)

Open Campus at WCC Schools: 

Branches Atelier 

The New School West 

Growing Place – Ocean Park 


*Early Bird* 2-Day Full Conference Ticket – $250 (after 4/10 – $300) 

Friday ONLY Ticket – $175 (materials and refreshments provided)

Saturday ONLY Ticket – $175 (lunch provided)

We offer a 50% reduction on admission for enrolled ECE students 

Questions and student discount inquiries: 

Contact allison@branchesatelier.com

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