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The Calgary Reggio Network invites you to save the following dates for our upcoming Events, 2024 marks 25 years as the Calgary Reggio Network and we have some exciting events planned!
25th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction
Come and celebrate CRNA's 25th Anniversary! This will be an evening event in May, to reflect upon the work we have done as an organization, share stories of members and their journeys and a special guest! Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.
We have brought back a book study this year. Over the next year we will be discussing the new book The Role of the Pedagogista in Reggio Emilia: Voices and Ideas for a Dialectic Educational Experience by Stefania Giamminuti, Paola Cagliari , Claudia Giudici , Paola Strozzi. (Routledge, 2023) The book is available in softcover and a digital edition on amazon.ca, indigo.ca and can also be purchased through the publisher Rougtledge.
We will be meeting in a hybrid format over Zoom and in person (limited spaces are available.) If you are interested in joining the discussion our first meeting will be held on January 22 at 7pm. We will be discussing one chapter per month. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, please make sure to indicate if you are wanting an online spot or in person.
The Calgary Reggio Network Association and Common Digs Inc. are in the process of starting our own creative recycling centre, the ReImagine Centre, that would be modelled after the Remida Centre in Reggio Emilia. This centre would allow local artists, children, educators and community members to access and purchase recycled materials for creative endeavours, provide educational and artistic workshops and host community events. The ReImagine Centre would be a visionary space that embraces waste pedagogies with the dynamic convergence of creative expression, environmental consciousness, and educational innovation. It will embody opportunities for creativity using "waste materials", fostering dialogue and collaborative action for local artists, schools and families serving as a catalyst for transformative change in Calgary. If you are interested in helping with this project in any way, we invite you to complete the following short survey: ReImagine Centre Survey.
Check out our Other Events page for information on upcoming study tours through the UK's Sightlines Initiative
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.
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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.