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2015 Symposium attendees working together to create a representative flag with loose parts..

Spring Symposium 2017
Wonder, Play, and Inquiry: The Research of Childhood - April 20, 21, and 22, 2017

Join us as we host Lella Gandini, the U.S. Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Approach, and Susan Harris MacKay, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Opal School, a Reggio-inspired public charter in Portland, Oregon, for three days of extraordinary inspiration.

Other Highlights include:
• Community Forum - Agents of Change: Listening to Richmond’s Children and Youth, Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. Binford Middle School. This is open to the entire Richmond community - all are welcome and encouraged to come.
• Studio experiences
• Classroom Observations
• Ongoing Dialogue with Sabot Teacher-Researchers, Pedagogists, and Consulting Faculty
• The Umbrella Project Deconstructed: How Long Term Community-wide Projects Create Connection and Continuity

Symposium Costs
Early Bird (Available until February 17, 2017)

Pre-Symposium and Symposium (3 days) - $575 - The pre-symposium day is sold out.
Symposium (2 Days) - $475

Full Price (After February 15, 2017)

Pre-Symposium and Symposium (3 days) - $675 - The pre-symposium day is sold out.
Symposium (2 Days) - $575

*Continuing Education Units (CEU's) will be provided by the Center for Leadership in Education at the University of Richmond. 2-1/2 CEU's will be available for participation in the full symposium (all three days) — at a fee of $25 per CEU.
Plan to register and pay for CEU's on-site during the conference.

Program Registration
Click here here to register!

Program Schedule:
• Thursday - Registration and light morning fare begins at 8:15 a.m. The program begins at 8:45 and will conclude by 4:00 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday - Registration and light morning fare begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. The schedule will conclude at 5:30 p.m. on Friday (including a reception from 4:15 - 5:30) and at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Lodging Information
A Symposium rate is available at the Comfort Suites Innsbrook, located about 10 miles from Sabot. Ask for booking under the Sabot Symposium rate. ($87.00 + tax, King suites and 2 double-bed suites are available)

Comfort Suites - Innsbrook
4051 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
P - 804-217-9200
F - 804-217-9205

A visiting teacher observes literacy time in kindergarten.

Open Doors: Visiting Educators Day
Fall 2017 - Exact date TBA

We have designed Open Doors for a full day immersion into the Sabot at Stony Point experience, with classrooms and studios open and operating in the morning and with access to our faculty, studio teachers, and “pedagogistas” in the afternoon.

Past participants are enthusiastic!
“Really informative and eye-opening.”
“I love the openness of the teachers here.”
“The physical environment offers so many opportunities for[participant] learning.”
“Leaving inspired.”
“Love seeing the passion from all!!”

In-Depth Consulting, Mentorships, and Internships

Ongoing access to the Sabot classrooms and consulting faculty can be tailored to suit the needs of individual educators and teams. For more information or to initiate a plan, please contact:
Marty Gravett
Director of Early Childhood and Outreach

General Questions?
Contact Marty Gravett
Director of Early Childhood and Outreach

Lella engages with a few preschool students in the classroom.