About Mara Krechevsky
Mara is a senior researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For over 30 years, Mara has conducted educational research, including directing the Making Learning Visible (MLV) Project, an investigation into documenting and assessing individual and group learning in classrooms from preschool to high school. MLV is based on a collaboration with educators from the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Currently, Mara’s research focuses on the Children Are Citizens: Creating a Citywide Community of Learners and Pedagogy of Play projects. Mara has worked with hundreds of teachers and administrators in the U.S. and abroad on creating powerful learning environments for children and adults. She has authored or co-authored seven books and over 30 articles and book chapters. Her most recent co-authored book is Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools.
(Thursday evening, October 19, 7-9pm)
The Municipal Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of Reggio Emilia, Italy, are arguably the most powerful experiment in early childhood education of the last fifty years. These schools have drawn international attention to the extraordinary capacities of children as individual and group learners, the potentials of dedicated teachers, and the role of education in a democratic society. In this talk, Mara Krechevsky explores two key components of the Reggio approach: the power of the group as a learning environment and documentation as a way to shape and deepen learning. Making learning visible through documentation gives children, families, educators, and others a basis for discussion and reflection about children's ways of learning and living, expanding our view of the possible.
$25 To register, click here
(Friday all day, October 20, 9am-3pm. Lunch included.)
Depending on the context, and how they are treated, young children can appear big or small—to adults and to themselves. In classrooms where children are seen as citizens—they are given the opportunity to explore creative ideas for discovery and play, generate theories of how the world works, and develop insights into the feelings of others —they appear big. This worCrkshop with Mara Krechevsky draws on the work of the Making Learning Visible (MLV) Project, a collaboration among Project Zero researchers at Harvard University, teachers in the U.S., and educators from the Reggio Emilia, Italy, preschools. MLV focuses on documenting and supporting individual and group learning. Participants will explore how to create powerful learning environments that engage children in and across classrooms and schools, not as future or hypothetical, but current and active, citizens capable of contributing to their communities in powerful ways.
$135 Early bird rate (before May 31) To register, click here
$165 After June 1
Making Learning Visible...
(all day Friday)
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Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
The Vancouver Reggio Consortium welcomes celebrated author and educator
from Project Zero, Harvard University
*Certificates for professional development hours will be available.
Full Day Friday, October 20, is completely sold out.
Plenty of seats still available for Thursday evening, October 19
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