NAREA eNewsletterJune 2010 
Featuring NAREA Summer Conference
Here are two of the many interesting Chicago sights--  
 Calder sculptureCalder sculpture 
We have had a tremendous response regarding participation in the Sixth NAREA Summer Conference in Chicago and the conference is now full. Those registered will soon receive updates on the conference by email. We are looking forward to an informative and stimulating conference. Please see the bios and photos of the conference keynote speakers below. 
Best wishes,
Julie Sewell
NAREA Communications Coordinator
770-552-0179 (phone and fax)
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The Sixth NAREA Summer Conference in Chicago
In collaboration with Reggio Children and Crossroads in Chicago
 Dialogues for Quality in Education
 "Our Image of Children, Our Image of Teachers, 
   Our Image of Learning, Our Responsibility"
 With "The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children"
A New Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy - North American Version
  June 23 - 25, 2010  

Keynote Speakers at the 
 2010 NAREA Summer Conference 
Calder sculpture 
Graziano Delrio 
Since 2004, Graziano Delrio has been the mayor of Reggio Emilia, Italy, where he was born in 1960. He graduated from medical school with a specialization in endocrinology, and also studied in the United Kingdom and Israel. As professor and researcher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Mayor Delrio authored an important scientific publication that has brought him to the United States and Europe as a lecturer. Before his involvement in politics, he was active with voluntary service, and also founded and directed the Giorgio la Pira Association. Mayor Delrio has also promoted many initiatives dedicated to peace among people. In1999, he was nominated as municipal counsellor and in 2000, Mayor Delrio was elected to the Regional Board and became not only president of the Health and Social Politics Commission for Emilia Romagna Region but also member of the Environment and Territory Commission. In 2004, he was elected mayor from the centre-left party and in 2009, he was confirmed for his second mandate. Mayor Delrio is also vice president of ANCI, the Association of Italian Municipalities, and is responsible for public administration employees. Major issues during both his mandates were and are community and people. The first mandate was characterized by the idea of "Reggio Emilia, a collective good. For a serene, safe and united town." During these first five years, the municipal administration used its symbol jointly with that of the "Town of people." The slogan of the second mandate in a moment of global economic crisis is "Strong community, safe future." The principle issues of this mandate are education, knowledge and innovation as the basis for a more international development of our town.Mayor Delrio is married to Annamaria, and has a beautiful family with nine sons and daughters.
 Carla Rinaldi
In 1970, Carla graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Pedagogy. Beginning in 1971, she worked as a pedagogista with the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia and, subsequently, as pedagogical director and director. She retired from the municipal program in 1999. Since 1994, Carla has worked as a pedagogical consultant for Reggio Children, following the supervision of all Reggio Children initiatives. In this capacity, she is responsible for research projects carried out in conjunction with such universities such as Harvard University, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Milan. Carla is currently president of Reggio Children. She is also professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Faculty of Education and has held the post of vice president of the Gruppo Nazionale Nidi-Infanzia (National Early Childhood Association). Carla has been a speaker at numerous seminars and conferences in Italy as well as in Europe, the United States and Asia. Recently, she is particularly involved in ongoing professional development initiatives and research projects with the Northern European countries. Carla is co-author of various books on the Reggio Emilia municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools, such as The Hundred Languages of Children exhibit catalog, The Fountains, Children, Spaces, Relations: Metaproject for an Environment for Young Children, In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia and many others. She coordinated the publication of the book Making Learning Visible: Children as Individual and Group Learners, published by Reggio Children and Harvard University Project Zero. Carla has written a number of articles published both in Italy and abroad for books and educational journals.
Calder sculpture 
Amelia Gambetti 

Amelia Gambetti was an educator in the Reggio Emilia municipal preschools for 25 years. During those years, she shared her experience in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad. Amelia also worked on the creation and subsequent updates of "The Hundred Languages of Children" traveling exhibition of the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia. Beginning in 1980, Amelia has led several professional development initiatives in Italy and abroad (Europe, United States, Asia). She is a pedagogical consultant to many schools, universities and colleges in the United States. In her role as pedagogical consultant, Amelia has visited more than 200 schools in more than 40 states in the United States. Currently Amelia is Reggio Children/International Centre Loris Malaguzzi, Responsible for Project Promotion and Development, International Network Coordinator, International Liaison and Consulting, the International Center for the Defense and Promotion of the Rights and Potential of All Children. She is a board member of the Istituzione Scuole e Nidi d'Infanzia of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. Amelia is also a member of the International Organizing Committee of the World Forum on Early Care and Education, on the Editorial Board of Innovations in Early Education: The International Reggio Exchange, and the Reggio Children Liaison for the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA).
In the United States, many articles on the experience of the Reggio Emilia Municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools, which have been authored or co-authored by Amelia, have been published in books and journals on early childhood education.
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"The Wonder of Learning" Exhibit

"The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children"

  A New Exhibit from Reggio Emilia, Italy - North American Version
June 15 - November 30, 2010
33 E. Congress Parkway 
Chicago, Illinois  60605
The exhibit will be present through a rotation of the following host communities,
approximately six months at a time:

2011: Newark, Ohio
2011: Monterey County CA
2012: Portland OR
2012: Vancouver BC Canada
2013: Owensboro KY
2013: Honolulu HI
2014: Greenville SC
2014: Albuquerque NM

For ongoing information about "The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Languages of Children" Exhibit
and the NAREA Professional Development Series initiatives,
log onto the Exhibit - Current page in the NAREA section of the NAREA website.

Innovations in Early Education:  The International Reggio Exchange
The spring 2010 issue of Innovations, v. 17. n. 2, was published in early June 2010 and features: "Dialogue with Materials: Research Projects in the Infant-Toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy" by Mirella Ruozzi and "Valuing Children as Citizens of their Community and Stewards of the Natural World" by Jeanne Goldhaber. For more information on Innovations including publication guidelines, log onto the Innovations Periodical page of the NAREA website.

June 15 - November 30, 2010 
"The Wonder of Learning - The Hundred Lanuages of Children" Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois
June 23 - 25, 2010 
The Sixth NAREA Summer Conference, Chicago, Illinois 
July 4 - 17, 2010
First International Summer School, Reggio Emilia, Italy 
October 17 - 22, 2010
In Depth Study Week - The Experience of the Infant-Toddler Center and Its Contexts, Reggio Emilia, Italy
November 3-6, 2010
NAEYC Annual Conference, Anaheim, California 

See NAREA website for more information about upcoming professional development initiatives.