Reggio Emilia

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Reggio Emilia

Using this curriculum with ELL students:The project approach is great for students that are still learning English. Students can use their creativity to express him or herself through a project. Natural learning will unfold as the student has questions and interacts with other students. Using the project approach in the classroom will benefit and be differentiated for all students.(3.2.a. Organize learning around standards-based content and language learning objectives for students from diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels.)

"The Reggio Emilia philosophy is an approach to teaching, learning and advocacy for children. In its most basic form, it is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them. Teachers record these observations to reflect on developmentally appropriate ways to help children expand their academic and social potentials. Long term projects connect core academic areas in and out of the classroom."Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center

Reggio EmiliaBringing the Project Curriculum into the Classroom

ReMida Recycling Center- Students can use materials to create projects

Sources:Educational philosophy: Understanding the Reggio Emilia approach- The historical component to the approachhttp://www.hindustantimes.com/htnext/beyondbooks/educational-philosophy-understanding-the-reggio-emilia-approach/article1-908257.aspxGrand Rapids Child Discovery Center, a Reggio Emilia Inspired GRPS Charter School- Reggio Emila Resources, information about a Reggio inspired school in the U.S., http://childdiscoverycenter.org/non-traditional-classroom/what-is-the-reggio-emilia-approach/North American Reggio Emilia Alliance- Information about joining the NAREA, events, resources, and jobs.http://reggioalliance.org/Reggio Children Foundation- Photo gallery, information about the approach, videos, and membership into the organization.http://reggiochildrenfoundation.org/?page_id=605&lang=en

Projects:Project ideas come from experiences of the children and teachers, a chance event or problem posed. They can last from a few days to several months.

The Role of the Teacher in this curriculum:Co-constructorsResearchersDocumentersAdvocates for children

The family also provides support in this curriculum! The teachers work together with the parents to create the class enviornment.

WONDER.CURIOSITY. CAPABILITY.Bringing the outside enviornment into the classroom.

Reggio Emilia is in Northern Italy!

The history of the Reggio Emilia Approach!

Projects can be started from a child's inquisitve curosity about the world. The projects are faciliated by the teachers and the students will use a variety of materials for their creations. The proccess is more important then the product.

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Italian Songs to teach your students:Fra MartinoLittle Star Lullaby


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