World-Renowned Educators Attend Tulsa Initiative

Riverfield Country Day School will host over 150 attendants from ten states and multiple countries for “School as a System of Interactions and Relationships” this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, 2011.

As a benchmark for applying the concepts and values of the Reggio Emilia Approach to education in their Pre-School and Primary School classrooms, Riverfield was asked to host this initiative for administrators, educators, community parents, and university students.

Of note, three honored and well-known experts in their field will be in Tulsa for the event. Amelia Gambetti, is the liaison for Consultancy in Schools and international network coordinator for Reggio Children. Lella Gandini is a professor, consultant, and Reggio Children United States Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Jennifer Azzariti, founder of the DC Area Studio Teacher’s Exchange, will join the group as well. Assistant Head of School Jerry Bates says, “Riverfield is honored to host these three people, who are considered by many in the educational community to be the preeminent dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach in North America.”

These outstanding educators as well as Riverfield administrators and faculty will present keynote addresses during the conference. Additionally, attendants will take part in hands-on materials workshops and school tours as they view examples of classrooms in dialogue with the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Riverfield was founded in 1984 and is a non-profit, independent school with no religious affiliation that offers school year and summer programs for children Pre-School through Upper School. Accreditations include the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Updated 10-27-2011

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