Making learning visible and valued is a community undertaking. This sort of visible listening is not completed in isolation or out of (away from) the contexts of learning. Learning to make learning and listening visible and valued transforms our community understanding of children, learning, teaching and living in schools. Participants will explore a variety of visual narrative presentations of documentation of children's learning in Reggio-inspired settings.
Through collaborative dialogues, they will develop strategies to make children's learning visible and apply observation and assessment skills to set up their own communication systems for sharing about children's learning.
Dr. Will Parnell
Will Parnell, EdD, is a professor in education, Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction, and pedagogical liaison to the Helen Gordon Child Development Center at Portland State University.
He is also principal investigator of the federal CCAMPIS grant. His specialty areas are environments and designs for learning and teaching, equity and culture in early education, documenting young children's learning, and facilitating narratives.
Dr. Parnell currently serves on the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Education's board as Vice President, is the Chair of the Critical Perspectives SIG of AERA, is a board member for A Renaissance school of Arts and Sciences, is on the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education program committee and he is president of the Inventing Remida Portland Project.