Professional Development Credit

Ohio Approved Professional Development Credit for Reggio Study Groups

Reggio study groups registered with Ohio Voices for Learning (OVL) may receive up to ten (10) hours of Ohio-Approved Professional Development (PD) Credit. These PD applications will be processed through the Ohio Professional Registry by OVL in consultation with the study group facilitator.


Facilitators of registered study groups seeking Ohio-approved professional development credit, must meet the following requirements:

1. Attendance at the Ohio Voices For Learning facilitator orientation

Facilitators will explore the Ohio Voices for Learning mission, research on study groups as effective professional development, record-keeping and other facilitator responsibilities.  Time/location TBD. An online version is being investigated.  Details to follow.


2. Monthly, or otherwise regularly scheduled meetings, a minimum of nine times throughout the school year


3. Attendance at a minimum of three (3) Facilitator Meetings 

Attendance at a minimum of three Facilitator Meetings taking place in the afternoon of regularly scheduled OVL governing board meetings. These are designed to provide networking opportunities with other Reggio study group facilitators, explore experiences and study protocols to support learning in each facilitator’s respective study group, and provide professional development for facilitators to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of Reggio-inspired practice.  Meeting times and locations will be posted on the Ohio Voices for Learning website.  PD topics will be co-constructed to meet the interests and need of the group.  Dates for 2016-17 are as follows.  Professional development topics and meeting locations will be announced.

  • November 18, 2016
  • January 13, 2017
  • March 10, 2017
  • May 12, 2017


4. Participation in the end-of-the-year Reggio Study Group Celebration in June

Facilitators and study group members will gather to showcase documentation of their study for the 2016-17 year, to reflect and to be inspired to continue this work.  Location and featured speaker TBD.


5. Completion and Submission of OVL Study Group Evaluation


For more details

Please contact Linda Norton-Smith via email at or (330) 575-7857.