Wednesday, November 4TH @
Blue School from 5:30 – 8:00PM

Blue School will welcome symposium participants on Wednesday, Nov. 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm for an evening focused on the idea of provocations. The term “provocation” is often used in Reggio-inspired contexts. What do we mean when we use the term “provocation”? How are provocations connected to observation, documentation and the role of the teacher? Participants will be engaged in conversation throughout the evening and hear from presenters as we explore the relationship between provocations and opportunities for learning. Symposium participants will begin by exploring Blue School classrooms and chatting with teachers and staff, followed by presentations from teachers in both private and public schools on how they interpret and develop provocations as a tool for teaching and learning.  The event will wrap up with a discussion to help participants process and think about next steps moving forward.


Blue School
241 Water Street, Manhattan


Symposium Schedule


5:30 – 6:15     Registration and Open Classrooms

6:15 – 6:25     Welcome and Introduction

6:25 – 7:05   “The Provocations Menu: Examples of Different Types of Provocations”, Jennifer Carvajal, Consultant for Teaching Beyond the Square and former 4/5s Classroom Teacher at Beginnings Nursery School.

7:05 – 7:20     “How Natural Materials Instigated a Culture of DIY in a UPK Classroom”, Jiwon Choi, UPK Teacher at Educational Alliance Preschool in Lower Eastside, Manhattan.

7:20 – 7:35     "Journey of an Unexpected Provocation: Stowaway Snails", Stephanie Roer, Collaborative Head Teacher in a 5s Classroom at Plymouth Church School in Brooklyn Heights.

7:35 – 8:00      Discussion and Reflection


$35 Symposium fee for non-members
$20 Member price  BECOME A MEMBER!
$10 Students with valid ID

Financial assistance available - please email

Registration is limited to 50 participants