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Crossroads for Learning. An Intersection of Reggio Inspired Educators in collaboration with Lewis University.

10/10/2019 to 10/12/2019
When: Oct. 10-12, 2019
10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Lewis University
Romeoville, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Karen Haigh

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A three-day seminar Studying the Role of the Pedagogista


October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2019


Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois


Tiziana Filippini, a former pedagogista with the pedagogical coordinating team of Reggio Emilia Infant-Toddler Centers and Preschools since 1977. She was responsible for the Documentation and Educational Research Center in Reggio Emilia, Italy. She currently consults with programs and provides presentations on learning experiences from Reggio Emilia.


Educational Leaders: Education Coordinators, Coaches, Directors of Education or anyone involved

with leadership and learning in early education

Key Objectives

 Identify the complex features of the Pedagogista within the Reggio Emilia Approach

 Compare and contrast the Role of the Pedagogista and your own role

 Further understand the Pedagogista’s role within the collaborative process when organizing for children and adult’s learning

 Recognize how to stay close and connected to the learning process

 Distinguish and discuss how documentation impacts children’s learning as well as professional development

 Characterize and practice strategies to use with teachers in designing and organizing learning experiences including projects

 Identify key components of the Pedagogista’s relationship with parents


Key Experiences

 Encounter shared learning experiences and strategies from Reggio Emilia centers and schools

 Participate in small groups to observe, reflect, brainstorm ideas, and practice strategies used to support and challenge teachers with emphasis on observation, documentation, projection and organization for learning experiences.

 Project possibilities for learning experiences with children and/or teachers based on nature experiences



-Cost: $375 (Continental breakfast & lunch provided daily) cost for travel, hotel, & evening meals Participants must attend all three days – no divided timenot included;


- Registration:

o Space is very limited. Priority for registration will be given to those in educational leadership positions working with adult educators. Additionally, we are looking for a range of types of programs to be represented along with programs that are adapting Reggio Principles.


o Email registration to Jennifer Keldahl at or send to Jennifer Keldahl


o Make check payable to Crossroads for Learning and send to:


Attn. Jennifer Keldahl

137 S. Garfield Avenue

Hinsdale, IL 60521

o You are not fully registered until you get a confirmation from Jennifer Keldahl after she receives registration and payment. If your program requires an invoice, it will be sent out, after being requested with your registration. If a PO is needed, you will need to coordinate with Jennifer Keldahl.


o Registration must be received by September 20th but it is suggested to register as soon as possible as space will be limited


- Hours: THUR/ 10AM to 5:00PM, FRI/9AM to 5PM, SAT/9AM-4PM


- Hotel: See attached information below


- General: This is a Crossroads for Learning event in collaboration with Lewis University. Illinois Gateways credit will be available.


- Questions: Contact Karen Haigh at