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Open Doors: Visiting Educators Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a full-day, open doors experience of our preschool through 8th grade school:

  • Observe our Reggio-inspired classrooms and studios in action;
  • Learn about the passion and philosophy which drive this work;
  • Converse with classroom teacher-researchers and studio teachers about the everyday joys and struggles of this social-constructivist approach; and
  • View documented studio and long term projects.

Check-in and light morning fare will be available at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8:45 a.m.

$185.00 (includes lunch and afternoon refreshment)


New this spring

Reggio Fundamentals

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us the evening before for an introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach. Receive a first look at the fundamentals and principles of the Reggio Approach and a glimpse of exciting projects.

$55 if also attending Open Doors

Open Doors: Visiting Educators Day

This full-day immersion in the Reggio-inspired work of the Sabot learning community provides a rare opportunity to see these social constructivist classrooms in action.

No doubt you read about or explore in your own classroom ideas such as

  • play as inquiry
  • the future of education
  • learning as understanding
  • exploring depth over breadth in the classroom

This is the everyday work of Sabot teachers.

The morning focuses on classrooms and studios, and the afternoon will give you access to our faculty–preschool through eighth grade teachers, studio teachers, and pedagogists. There is substantial time to observe in active studios and preschool, lower school, and middle school classrooms.

You will also have significant time with Sabot faculty members and the other visiting educators to co-construct an understanding of our Reggio-inspired, social-constructivist approach. Substantive conversations are fed by visitors’ inquiry and questions and by the passion and theories of our teachers.

In addition to viewing the classrooms and significant documentation, you will also have an opportunity to learn about and discuss long-term classroom investigations.

Tentative Schedule

8:30 Registration
8:45 Sabot Context & Welcome
9:45 – 10:25


10:30 – 11:10


11:10 – 11:15


11:15 – 11:45

Debriefing & Questions

11:45 – 12:30


11:45 – 12:30


12:30 – 2:00

Anna Golden, Sabot Atelierista: Project work

2:00 – 2:30

Short film: Everyday Utopias

2:30 – 3:30 Classroom visits & conversations with teacher-researchers
3:30 – 3:55

Irene Carney, Head of School: Looking to the Future



Reggio Fundamentals

New this spring is the opportunity to join us the evening before for an introduction to the Reggio Approach. Receive a first look at the fundamentals and principles of the Reggio Approach and a glimpse of exciting projects.

Parking at Sabot at Stony Point:

Parking will be available on campus. Please be alert to all traffic and parking signs. Parking at the Main House is limited by space and parking in front of the modular units is limited by time. Pull-in parking is generously available along the soccer fields. Because school will be in session and parents and teachers will also need to park, we encourage you to carpool if that is a reasonable option for you.

Your Comfort

Because the classrooms are spread throughout the school grounds, walking is a fact of life on our campus. We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes and to come prepared for rain if it is in the forecast. You will find that we will be doing the same!