THE ROLE OF THE KEEN STUDIO

THE KEEN STUDIO: A COMMUNITY RESOURCE

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TCP'S NEW STUDIO IS A COLLABORATION WITH CHILD-PARENT CENTERS TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE STUDIO: A RESOURCE FOR MATERIALS

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THE STUDIO IS RICH WITH MATERIALS THAT CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH THAT LEADS TO UNDERSTANDING

THE STUDIO: A SITE FOR STUDY AND COLLABORATION

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TCP OFFERS THE STUDIO AS A PLACE TO MEET AND INVESTIGATE  THE ROLE OF CREATIVITY IN LEARNING

CONSULTING FOR THE FUTURE

CONSULTANTS

All consultants are members of the Tucson Children's Project and have extensive experience as teachers and/or administrators in public, non-profit child-care and elementary school programs.

Philosophically aligned to the Reggio Emilia approach, they are attuned to the diverse contexts within which teachers and directors are exploring the social constructivist theory of learning and the implications for teaching and learning.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Improve educational outcomes for children, by


* enhancing the skills and knowledge base of teachers

*providing a framework for continued dialogue and collaboration

* planning for next steps in teacher development

LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Improve space to maximize children's learning by:


*observing and documenting how space supports learning

*create dialogue with teachers

*planning for change and enhancement of the school environment

ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS

Improve program quality, efficiency and joy, by:


*identifying exiting networks of leadership and support

*optimizing systems of communication throughout the organization

*strengthening program infrastructure, partnerships and collaborations.