Monday, October 5, 2009

Upcoming Reggio Emilia conference

Register now! Limited spaces still available at local early childhood education conference bringing U.S. and international Reggio Emilia experts to Bay Area!

The Innovative Teacher Project conference: An International Dialogue related to Reggio Emilia’s educational system of values and their relationship to social justice and democracy – Sweden, Canada and U.S.

October 23 -24, 2009

“The conference will focus on the important role of the teacher in schools that advocate for social justice and democracy. Teacher as a learner. Teacher as a protagonist. Teacher as a collaborator with colleagues. Teacher as a researcher. Importance of building and sustaining a democratic process in the school. School as a place of interdependent systems.”


Harold Gothson, Reggio Emilia Institutet, Sweden

Jim Cummins, University of Toronto, Canada

Raymond Isola, Principal and Anne Marin Special Education Teacher, Sanchez Elementary School, USA

Simonetta Cittaadini-Medina, Director, L’Atelier School, Florida, USA

Presidio National Park and Sanchez Elementary School, San Francisco

Friday, October 23:

5:30 pm

Visit to Presidio Child Development Center, San Francisco

7–8:30 pm

Panel Presentation and reception following at Presidio Officers Club

Saturday, October 24:

9 am–4 pm

Sanchez Elementary School, Mission District

Presentation and discussion groups

Continental breakfast, lunch and visit to Sanchez Elementary School included

Fee: $200 per participant; 10% NAREA discount


Please register by October 16, 2009

Space limited


For further information regarding the conference, contact; 415-397-8211

We hope you can attend and encourage other early childhood educators and interested parents to participate. Thanks!


  1. Are there any Regio Emilia - based schools in SF?

  2. Yes -- Sanchez Elementary has a Reggio Emilia program, and so does the Presidio CDC for a preschool. Both public and Reggio Emilia options. Many of the private elementary schools follow Reggio Emilia teaching practices as well.