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:
Ohkakiiyosit- to be wisely aware and to notice deeply
Please join Elder Saa’kokoto, artist Karen Tamminga-Paton, and project researcher/facilitator Stephanie Bartlett for an experiential afternoon of learning the Blackfoot practice of ohkakiiyosit on May 13, 2023 in Fish Creek Park. We will begin in circle and explore the creation of land art, followed by reflections about the process.
Saturday, May 13, 12:30-3:30pm (AGM to follow workshop)
Fish Creek Park (map with location will be sent to registrants)
Space is limited, please register on eventbrite.
More about this workshop:
In the 2021-2022 school year, the children, and staff at École Tuscany School worked closely with Elder Saa’kokoto, artist Karen Tamminga-Paton, and project designer/researcher/facilitator Stephanie Bartlett, to learn about creating land art as a way of giving a gift of love back to na’a (Mother Earth). Children visited the coulee many times throughout the year to build a relationship with na’a and with the animals, rocks, trees, water, and wind in the coulee. They practiced the Blackfoot concept of ohkakiiyosit, to be wisely aware and to notice deeply. As they learned this practice on their visits to the coulee, Karen taught the children to respond to the teachings through four different kinds of artistic representation:
· willow branches and berries
· adding colour to natural materials
· capturing shadows with charcoal
creating a journey through pattern
These experiences, in response to land teachings, helped the children to artistically represent what they were learning from Elder Saa’kokoto and na’a, Mother Earth.
Our AGM will occur after the workshop at 3pm
Join us online on May 2 at 7pm for Encounters with Reggio EmiliaDirectors from the Vancouver Reggio Association will share some of their learning and experiences from their March 2023 Reggio Children Study Group to Reggio Emilia. Learning from the presentations and photographs from the ateliers at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre will be shared. We hope to engage in an exchange of ideas together as we reflect on our learning and consider our local contexts.
Cost is $20 and certificates of participation will be given to attendees.
Please register on eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/encounters-with-reggio-emilia-tickets-616231243237
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.