The Calgary Reggio Network Association’s purpose it to provide support, professional development, opportunities for dialogue, information and resources to individuals and organizations interested in the Reggio philosophy.
Online Professional Development
The Calgary Reggio Network invites you to save the following dates for our upcoming 2022-2023 Events
Registration is through Eventbrite:
It’s Alive! A two-hour workshop in animating objects and storytelling with theatre artist Geneviève Paré
Date: February 11, 2023
Location: University of Childcare West Campus
Space is limited to 30 participants
To Register on eventbrite click HERE
During this light-hearted window of exploration, we will visit the principles of puppetry and consider the potential for animation in discarded or forgotten items. We will then move into small groups to build simple performances, where we will examine how to make an object driven story specific and compelling, and the role the audience’s imagination plays in object storytelling. Most importantly, we will have fun.
Geneviève Paré is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, Co-Founder of Mudfoot Theatre, and a Jim Henson Company puppeteer, based in Treaty Seven Territory. Through a practice of building, shaping, and performing live theatre Geneviève endeavours to invigorate human relationships to self, land and community. Process is a playground in Geneviève’s approach to theatre making, striving for joyful collaboration, productive conflict, and leveled hierarchies. Ecologically sustainable theatre practices are paramount in Geneviève’s work. Outside of the theatre, Geneviève is a youth leader, wilderness guide, and a puppeteer for film and television.
Her recent works include Fraggle Rock (Jim Henson Company), Iniskim (Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry), GIANT (Ghost River Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary), and We Are All Treaty People (Quest Theatre).
March: Coffee & Conversations. Hybrid session where you can join us In-Person or Online for an evening of conversation & reflection. Location and date TBD
Saturday, May 13. Join our special guests Stephanie Bartlett, Karen Tamminga Paton and Elder Saa’kokoto as we explore making marks on the land with an indigenous lens. Location TBD
We are excited to relaunch our Summer Institutes: More Info to come!!
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"Nothing Without Joy" - Making Visible Images of Strength & Inspiration
Help share the joy by uploading images, quotes, provocations, questions, etc. that keep the Reggio Approach alive in your life to our Padlet https://padlet.com/kmzelmer/aeywoap7x339af1i
The Vancouver Reggio Association Study Tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy
March 13-17, 2023
This experience provides participants with an overview of the Reggio Emilia educational project, a particular teaching approach that has been developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy. We will be looking at the history of the approach, including its socio-cultural context. Its values and pedagogical principles will be explored. This week-long study tour to Reggio Emilia that will include lectures, cultural encounters, and visits to the infant/toddler, preschool, and elementary classrooms.
$2300 CDN, plus travel, accommodations, and meal costs
Register your interest here: https://tinyurl.com/yckm7484
View more details about the Study Group HERE
The Calgary Reggio Network Association wishes to honour and respect that the land in which we live, work and play is upon the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. This region includes the the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis” which we now call the City of Calgary.
Our work centres on children, families and educators acknowledging community and diversity. We wish to walk together as an organization advocating for the calls to action to be realized from the truth and reconciliation initiative.
In consideration that knowledge is key, we offer some recommended reading for our CRNA community.