The Innovative Teacher Project (ITP) strives to create a culture of dialogue & research in Northern California that promotes high quality early childhood education.
WHO we are
The Innovative Teacher Project began in 1994, inspired by the exhibit from Reggio Emilia, “The Hundred Languages of Learning, The Wonder of Learning.” Collaborations were established with Reggio Children, Dominican University and Mills College. Over time a community of educators in Northern California created a network of schools in the Bay area interested in the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education.
WHAT we do
ITP offers professional development opportunities from September to June each year for teachers, administrators, and parents which include seminars, conferences, and roundtables located at the network of schools. We collaborate with educators from Reggio Children and other renown educators in the field of education who participate in dialogue and research of the Reggio Emilia Approach.
WHY we do it
As the citizens of Reggio Emilia, Italy, the ITP community strives to create a culture of dialogue and research in Northern California that promotes the pleasure of inquiry among children and adults. Our goal is to promote high quality early childhood education.