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Reggio-inspired Summer Institute

Date: Thursday - August 22, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: St. Michaels University School (Victoria, BC)
This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop
August 22nd and 23rd, 2019, Victoria, BC

Reggio-inspired Summer Institute

August 22nd and 23rd, 2019, Victoria, BC

This Is an Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop

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Workshop Description

Thursday, August 22, 9:00-3:00

The Opal School: “Developing Story Workshop”

with Susan MacKay Harris and Kerry Salazar, The Opal School, Portland, Oregon

Early Education teacher researchers are invited to explore how language, inquiry and the arts intertwine to support structures for literacy development. You will learn how to bring components of Story Workshop to your own unique setting.

Friday, August 23rd, 9:00-12:00

Reggio-inspired Mathematics: “Interdisciplinary Investigations that Connect to Community, Place and   Culture”

with Janice Novakowski from Richmond BC School District

Explore the principles and practices of a Reggio-inspired approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics through projects and provocations from classrooms, using planning frameworks which invite interdisciplinary, inquiry-based connections

Why Should People Attend?

A Reggio-inspired approach leads us on a journey of reflective practice, finding ways to make children’s learning visible, balancing curriculum expectations with emergent interests and projects, and engaging children in their natural role as researchers.

We are pleased to host inspiring experts who bring years of both research and practice to support the work we do every day as educators. Join us to explore and learn how to meaningfully invite children into innovative experiences while deepening solid foundations in learning.

Outcome & Impact

Learn how to bring the components of Story Workshop – preparation, provocation, invitation and negotiation, story creation, and story congress – into your unique setting, to support existing structures for literacy development. Learn how the principles and practices of a Reggio-Inspired approach apply to the teaching and learning of mathematics. We will work with planning frameworks to consider openings for mathematics embedded in interdisciplinary, inquiry-based studies.



Early Bird Rate: $275.00 CAD (register by June 28th)

Regular Rate: $350.00 CAD (after June 28th)

Includes one full and one half day of professional development sessions, Thursday lunch, refreshments and materials for both days.


    • Cancellations made before June 28, 2019 will receive a refund of 50% of the workshop fees. 
    • Requests for cancellations must be made on or before June 28, in writing, to margaret.lincoln@smus.ca.

We regret that there is no refund for cancellations made after June 28.

To ensure the success of this program we require sufficient enrollment. If minimum enrollment is not reached by June 29, it will be cancelled, and you will be notified immediately. A full refund will be issued. 




St. Michaels University School

Junior School campus: 820 Victoria Avenue, Victoria, BC.



Our accommodation partner for SMUS’s Reggio-inspired Summer Institute is the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. They are pleased to offer a limited number of discounted rooms for attendees of the St. Michael’s University School Reggio-inspired Summer Institute for the dates of August 19-25, 2019. Please use the conference code SMUS when booking


Please see the following registration link for more information:



This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop.

Registration is handled directly with the convenors.


QUESTIONS?: Please contact Margaret Lincoln at margaret.lincoln@smus.ca

School Address: 820 Victoria Ave, Victoria, BC

Phone: 250-598-3922





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