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Keynote Speeches

  • Kaleidoscope Conference, Vancouver, WA 2015
  • Fullerton College Visiting Faculty, Lectures and workshops and classes on documentation, children of incarcerated parents, key words, claywork and more. April 2014
  • Consultant, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Nice vs. Real, Creating Boundaries in the Early Childhood Classroom. 2014
  • Jardin de los Niños, Las Cruces, NM 2008 
    How to Help Children Better Express Themselves and Deal with Stress,
    April, 2005
  • New Hampshire Association for Infant Mental Health 
    Helping Children Cope With Hard Times:  Death, Divorce, September 11th, etc. 
  • ABAEYC, NJ: Helping Children Mind, 2004
  • Big Island AEYC, HI: Caring for the Spiritual Well-Being of a Child,
    (Ka malama ‘ana i na mana’o o ke keiki)  2004
  • Las Cruces, MN Reggio Institute The Image of the Child2004
  • South Australian Reggio Emilia Interest Group, Adelaide Documentation, 2003
  • Darwin, Australia Northern Territory Children’s Services Conference, A rich arts program  supports the children in your ece classroom, 2003
  • Australian Curriculum Studies Association, Adelaide Opening panel: 
    A vision for education and what we must do to achieve it
    , 2003
  • Southwest Human Development Co. (Phoenix, AZ, Head Start) 
    Young Children Develop Resilience through their Daily Art Explorations,
  • Hawai’i AEYC, Big Island Chapter, Sowing the Seeds for Success Conference, 
    Creativity Gets Children Through The Hard Times, 
  • Kenosha County, WI Resource and Referral Conference, 
    The Enchanted Child in the Real World: Children and the Arts, 
  • South Bend, IN, Young Learners Conference, 
    The Enchanted Child in the Real World:  Children and the Arts, 
  • East Central Illinois AEYC, Children Bring Their Own Agendas, 2000
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Guest Lecturer - Workshop Facilitator

  • San Francisco, (CA) SFCCPA 10TH ECE Conference two workshops: Children of Incarcerated Parents and Introduction to Reggio Emilia, 2016
  • Seeing Young Children With New Eyes, a dialogue with the staff at Child Care Center of the Stanford Community, 2014
  • Learning Through Observation and Documentation: Lessons from the world’s most child-focused program, The Reggio Emilia Approach. Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya, Japan, 2014
  • Parent Workshop: How Wonderful the Children! New ways to understand and support children’s play, conversations, and expressions of self. Nagoya, Japan, 2014
  • Children and Teachers Making Stories and Fantasy, Asian International College, Singapore 2014
  • Two Key Words  classes: One at “Child at Street Eleven” childcare centre, and the other for professionals, organized by EduRetreat – opening a door to ideas, education and diversity. Singapore, 2014.
  • Mid-Pacific Institute: Honolulu, HI, Nice vs. Real, Creating Boundaries in the Early Childhood Classroom, 2014
  • Parent workshop for kindergarten parents at Chinese International School, Singapore 2014.
  • Staff workshop at Jill’s Place, Portugal, 2014
  • Mid-Pacific Institute Community Conference: Honolulu, HI, So — What’s the Point of Documenting? With Leslie Gleim, 2007
  • Ohio Early Care & Education Conference: Columbus, OH, Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2007
  • O’ahu Association for the Education of Young Children, HI, The Reggio Emilia Image of the Child, 2007
  • Kamehameha Schools Early Childhood Education Division: Wai’anae, HI, Children and Creativity, 2007
  • Harbor House Child Care Program, San Francisco: Children of Incarcerated Parents: They do time, too!, 2006
  • San Francisco Head Start Social Work Team: Children of Incarcerated Parents: They do time, too!, 2005
  • San Francisco Child Care Providers Association: Children of Incarcerated Parents: They do time, too!, 2005
  • Malcolm X Elementary School faculty meeting guest speaker: Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2004
  • Friends Outside, California State workshop, Using the Arts with Children of Prisoners, 2003
  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee: Clay and Creativity in the lives of Children, 2003
  • Racine/Kenosha Childcare Resource Referral Agency (WI): Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2002
  • Big Island, Maui, O’ahu and Kau’ai chapters of Hawai’i AEYC, workshops: Children & teachers making stories fantasy: Gianni Rodari’s Reggio Emilia Lectures & Their Meaning for us, 2002
  • Muskingum, (OH)  week long seminar: The Reggio Emily Approach: Thoughtful Work with Young Children, 2001
  • Susanville (CA) Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2001
  • Milwaukee (WI) University Child Care Center Staff Retreat Facilitator, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Consultant and workshop facilitator, Tucson (AZ) Unified School District Prekindergarten program, Documentation Work from Reggio Emilia, 2000-2001
  • Shippensburg University (PA) Extension Class: Lessons From Reggio Emilia, 2000
  • Pittsburgh (PA) Jewish Education Institute: Lessons From Reggio Emilia, 2000, Documentation workshop, 2001
  • Preschool Discoveries, Inc, McLean VA, Making Fantasy Stories with Children, 2000
  • Bloomington, IL Children’s Literature; The Enchanted Child in the Real World, 2000