Remember when I shared the news that Amelia Gambetti and Lella Gandini* were going to be presenting at The Carle on October 21st? Well, crazily enough, that time has come and gone, but the videos from Reggio Emilia they shared and the discussion they provoked will stick with me and the evening’s attending educators, administrators, and parents for some time to come.
The evening started for some with a tour of The Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education.
Back at The Carle attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner from The Black Sheep, . . .
. . . browsing the Museum, and connecting with colleagues and the presenters.
The videos Amelia and Lella shared come from the traveling exhibition The Wonder of Learning – The Hundred Languages of Children. In addition to getting to view the videos in their entirety, the presenters played back specific clips a few times so that attendees had multiple opportunities to process what they were seeing.
Being behind the scenes for many great lectures and presentations at the museum means that sometimes I have to miss part of the presentation. This time, I missed the reflections shared with the entire assembly after the brief small group discussions. If you were there, please share your reflections or lasting impressions from the evening through this post’s comments. I want to get filled in and keep the conversation going until the next time The Carle has the honor of hosting distinguished educators from Italy.
*Amelia Gambetti is currently the International Network Coordinator for Reggio Children and the US Liaison for Consultancy to Schools. Lella Gandini is currently the Reggio Children United States Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach. If you’re new to the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, our shop has many great resources. Also, NAREA and Education.com are good places to start learning more.