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Reggio Emilia Professional Development at the
Loris Malaguzzi Center

Teachers and staff will travel to Reggio Emilia to participate in a 6 day, 36 hour professional development course at the Loris Malaguzzi Center. During our time there, we participate in dialogue with teachers, pedagogistas, and atelieristas whose daily work is the Reggio Emilia's schools.  We interact and share ideas with educators from around the world who also follow this philosophy.  We will visit schools, listen to presentations, participate in small groups, and dive deeper into the fundamentals of the Reggio Approach.   We visit the exhibitions and spaces of the Loris Malaguzzi International Center and the Documentation and Educational Research Center, and we will be given the opportunity to participate in several ateliers.   



The center features multiple atelier exhibitions. Ateliers are environments promoting knowledge and creativity, suggesting questions and generating evocations. After the first visit, Northbrook Preschool immediately invested in its own Atelier. 


Loris Malaguzzi Center

The Loris Malaguzzi International Center is a meeting place for people who want to innovate education and culture. It's located in Reggio Emilia, Italy and is open to all ages, ideas, and cultures. The center was opened in February 2006 and is based on the ideas of Loris Malaguzzi.

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History of the Reggio Approach

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an educational philosophy that was developed in Italy after World War II. The approach is named after the city of Reggio Emilia, where it was founded. The approach was developed by Loris Malaguzzi and parents in the villages around Reggio Emilia. The approach aims to teach children how to use symbolic languages, such as painting, sculpting, and drama, in everyday life.

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