Documentation Studio: Open Studios and Events

Come to the June Institute: June 19, 2014, 11 am - 3pm

Join educators to explore ways to highlight learning with a focus on informal settings that engage families and the community in schools, museums, and libraries.

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Open Studio: April 15, 2014, 4 - 6 p.m.

Join us as we host Terris King and Linda Butler (K1 teachers from the Park School in Baltimore) to discuss how and when teachers might use "unvarnished" documentation, which is documentation that makes visible the challenges and struggles of children and  adults as a
means to engage in collaborative problem-­solving.

Download the event flier (pdf)

Open Studio April 15 2014

Open Studio: February 25, 2014, 4 - 6 p.m.

Join us for a presentation from educators at Pine Village Preschool about ways they're using Kaymbu, a new documentation app.

Download the event flier (pdf).
Open Studio flier

Making Learning Visible Capstone Reception:

December 11, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Celebrate student documentation team work and their partnerships with Perkins School for the Blind, Bright Horizons, and the Wheelock science department. Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact ssuarez@wheelock.edu or elicea-kane@wheelock.edu

Documentation Capstone srudents

Open Studio: December 3, 2013, 5 - 7 p.m.

In the first hour, two teams will present Pecha-Kucha style projects that involved young children in art- and design-based explorations. The second hour will include small group discussions about documentation.

Download the event flier (pdf).
Open Studio December 2013

Open Studio: October 16, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m.

Come to the Documentation Studio at Wheelock College for an engaging presentation and discussion. In the first hour, we will review and respond to a documentation exhibit by teachers from the Advent School about tools as a provocation to consider questions around active and effective family and community engagement. In the second hour, we will discuss documentation in small groups.

Download the event flier (pdf).
Open Studio Oct. 16, 2013

Open Studio: June 19, 2013, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Wheelock International ConferenceJoin us for a special international discussion between guest global leaders in early childhood from the U.S., Mexico, and Uganda, teacher educators from several area colleges, and interested teachers preK through college. This event is part of Wheelock College's first International Conference, Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families, which is happening June 19-22, 2013 at Wheelock. Addressing three interwoven strands of importance to the global community—education, health, and human rights—the conference is attracting advocates, educators, political leaders, and the heads of nonprofits and NGOs from around the world both as speakers and attendees. Conference participants will engage with others compelled to take action and gain an understanding of the practices and policies with the greatest impact on children, youth and families worldwide. Learn more or register at www.wheelock.edu/conference

June 19 Open Studio at Wheelock Documentation Studio

Open Studio: June 1, 2013, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the young minds in Boston Public Schools and community-based centers. Featuring the children and teachers of Boston Public Schools and K1DS Centers. Download the flier here (pdf).

Kids are the Experts Exhibit

Open Studio - May 29, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School's Joan Soble, David Mish, and Melanie Nash, who will share what they have learned from preparing and mounting six annual school-wide exhibitions of learning. Download the flier here (pdf).

Open Studio May 29 2013

Kids Are the Experts: Making Learning Visible at the Boston Public Library

Open Studio: May 2, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Making Learning Visible: General Education Capstone
Celebrate student documentation work. Download the flier here (pdf).

Documentation Studio May 2 2013 Open House

Open Studio: March 21, 2013, 5-7 p.m.

In the first hour, we will review and respond to a new documentation exhibit by teachers from the Advent Schools about tools. In the second hour we will discuss documentation in small groups. Download the flier here (pdf).

Open Studio March 21 2013

Open Studio: Thurs., Feb. 7, 2012, 5-7 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Melissa Rivard, Documentation Specialist for Making Learning Visible and Wheelock's Documentation Studio. Download the flier here (pdf).

Documentation Studio Flier Feb. 7, 2013

Open Studio: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m.

An evening with Will Twombly of Spokeshave Design. Download the flier here (pdf).

Watch a video with highlights from Will Twombly's Dec. 4 presentation.

Will Twombly shared a chapter from the book Connecting Kids to History with Museum Exhibitions. This chapter, authored by Judy Rand and titled "Write and Design with the Family in Mind," is a great resource for educators. It offers design features for exhibits with significant text and content. Download the book chapter (pdf).

December Open Studio at the Doc Studio at Wheelock

Reception - Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 10 a.m. - noon

Join us for an Opening Reception for the new exhibit, The Lives of Undocumented Workers in New Orleans. Download the flier here (pdf).

Lives of Undocumented Workers in New Orleans Exhibit

Open Studio - Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Join us for an Open Studio with Wheelock arts faculty member Greg Gomez. Download the flier here (pdf).

Open Studio Tues., Oct. 16, 5-7 p.m. flier

Open Studio: Monday, July 23, 2012, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Join us for a special Open Studio with Tiziana Filippini, our colleague from Reggio Emila, Italy. Download the flier here (pdf).
Documentation Studio open studio July 23 2012

Making Learning Visible - June 1, 2012, 5 - 9 p.m.

Making Learning Visible at the Boston Children's Museum June 1, 2012

Open Studio: May 16, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

RSVP: ssuarez@wheelock.edu
Open Studio May 16, 2012

Open Studio: March 14, 2012, 5 - 7 p.m.

Open Studio March 14, 2012

Open Studio: January 18, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

We had a wonderful turn out for our first Open Studio where educators were invited to look at work in progress, both as an opportunity to learn from the work as well as contribute to its development.  Share your reflections about the evening below. 

The agenda:
A preview of Documentation: Transforming Our Perspective (a film by Melissa Rivard and Stephanie Cox Suarez based on interviews with scholars from Reggio Emilia)
Small groups (3 presenters sharing documentation from their classrooms):

  • Megina Baker, Lead Teacher, Early Learning Lab @ B.U.
  • Karen First, EEC Teacher, The Advent School
  • Diane Levin, Early Childhood Professor, Wheelock College

A whole group discussion of a new visual essay by Melissa Rivard based on an extended project in Nicole Zagami-Chasse's (Kindergarten teacher at the Edward Devotion School in Brookline) classroom.

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