Project Infinity Institute

Project Infinity is a 19-year collaborative research initiative of Inspired Practices in Early Education. Its purpose is to build solidarity and authentic working relationships between schools of young children so that collective understanding of children’s and adults’ learning, and ways of offering rich contexts for learning and living can be continually defined, enriched, and deepened. Our work has grown to offer the following professional development opportunities for 2019-2020.

Project Infinity Institute, though designed for new teachers beginning in Project Infinity schools, is open to the community. Each institute is crafted around a focus to orient our discussions and experiences. Past themes include The First 30 Days, Valuing Children and Adults in the Educational Relationship, The Image of the Child, and Listening as a Premise of Every Learning Relationship. This year’s focus will connect with the presence of the “Wonder of Learning–The Hundred Languages of Children” exhibit on display at SunTrust Plaza Garden Offices and center on Defending Spaces of Creative Freedom: Spaces of Joy, Trust, and Solidarity.

We borrow our vision from Loris Malaguzzi who said, “A declaration [about the image of the child] is not only a necessary act of clarity and correctness, it is the necessary premise for any pedagogical theory, and any pedagogical project. So then, what is the image of the child?” (p. 374). And, we must ask, what are the educational conditions and contexts coherent with our image of the child? The two-day institute will include discussions, working presentations, and active experiences offered by educators currently working inside schools of the project.

Registration: Registration must be received by August 4th. Confirmation of registration will be shared via email. No on-site registration.

Cost: $200 NAREA members
$230 non-members

When: August 8, 2019 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sign-in starts at 8:30 am
August 9, 201 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Begins and ends at The Lodge
Peachtree Presbyterian Church and Preschool
3417 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

For more information call the Project Infinity Office 770-552-0179

Registration for this event has been closed.