Thursday, December 6, 2012

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 Only 7 spots remaining for the pre-institute!

Sabot at Stony Point Presents...

Speakers and Facilitators will include:
Lella Gandini--US Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Approach
David Kelly--Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Blue School, NYC 
Pam Oken-Wright--nationally known Reggio speaker and consultant
Lynn Hill-- editor and author of numerous Reggio-inspired books
Debbie Lickey --co-author of Starting With Their Strengths; Using the Project Approach in Early Childhood Special Education 
Tom Shields--Director of the Center for Leadership in Education, University of Richmond
Anna Golden--studio teacher and author of the popular blog Atelierista 
Faculty and Parents of Sabot at Stony Point 

Register at :

Early Bird Registration has ended

prices as follows:
$400 3 Day: Pre-Institute & Institute *10% Discount for NAREA Members or Students
$300 2 Day: Institute  *10% Discount for NAREA Members or Students*
*Refunds must be requested in writing by March 15, 2013.* 


2.5 CEU credits  are available from the University of Richmond at:

This event will be held in two locations:

Sabot at Stony Point, 3400 Stony Point Road, Richmond, VA 23235
  • Pre-Institute __ Thursday, April 18th  including tours of preschool, elementary and forest classrooms 
  • A Community Conversation: Revolutionizing Education April 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Sabot Reception-- Friday April 19th, 5:00 to 7 p.m.

Jepson Center on the University of Richmond campus
  • Institute __ April 19th and 20th  

April 18th:
Pre-Institute 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, and Afternoon Break Provided
Community Conversation;  7:00 to 9:00p.m. 

April 19th: 
Institute  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Morning Break, Box  Lunch, and Afternoon Break Provided
Sabot Reception and Open House:  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and Wine

April 20th:
Institute  9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  Morning Break, Box Lunch, and Afternoon Break Provided
Classroom Tours
Forest Classroom Tour
Community Forum 
Interactive Session with Lella Gandini 
David Kelly on Relationships 
Studio Thinking and Work with Studio Teachers 
Conversations with Classroom Teachers and Parents 

For special hotel rates contact:  
double or king suites available at the institute rate of $135 +tax
The registration link is: Sabot at Stony Point Group Rooms
(10 mi to U of R and 13 miles to Sabot)

Comfort Suites Innsbrook  804-217-9200
double or king suites available at the institute rate of $69 + tax
Ask for a room with the Sabot at Stony Point group.  Special rate

available until March 18th.  .
 (8.5 mi to U of R and 11.1 miles to Sabot)

For more information email:


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Revolutionizing Education Community Forum

Sabot at Stony Point invites you to

Revolutionizing Education:  A Community Conversation

Some people talk about reforming education, and others talk about that change being in the form of a revolution.  We invite you to add your voice to those of students, parents and educators who can see a different future for our schools--moderated by Tom Shields, Director of The Center for Leadership in Education.  National and International Perspectives will be contributed by David Kelly, Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Blue School, NYC and Lella Gandini, US Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Revolutionizing Education:  A Community Conversation will be held on the evening of April 18, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m..
Sabot at Stony Point, 3400 Stony Point Road Richmond Virginia 23235

This event is open to the community at no cost, but please register at