Over the years, we have been inspired by the work of our colleagues at Opal School of the Portland Children's Museum. Opal School is inspired by the work of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Opal School teachers have a deep understanding of children's development through reading, writing, mathematics and creativity. We learn from Opal teachers, students and parents every time we visit, every time we collaborate on projects and workshops together, and every time we witness learning experiences at Opal that are meaningful and transformative. For the last eleven years, The Center for Children's Learning at Opal School has hosted a Symposium for educators in June. The 2011 Symposium concluded a few days ago. Though we have participated in it many times, this year we followed it on Twitter, (search TCFCL#symp11). For more information on the Center for Children's Learning at Opal School and The Portland Children's Museum, check out their facebook page.