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Being Formative - Learning Stories in Practice with Wendy Lee

About this webinar

This is the second in a series of 10 webinars in 2020 by learning stories luminary, Wendy Lee from New Zealand. Each webinar will cover a chapter in the inspiring new book, co-written with Margaret Carr, called Learning Stories in Practice.

Feedback which focuses on what needs to be done can encourage all to believe that they can improve. Such feedback can enhance learning, both directly through the effort that can ensue and indirectly by supporting the motivation to invest such effort. A culture of success should be promoted where every student can make achievements by building on their previous performance, rather than by being compared with others. (Assessment Reform Group, 2002: 46)

This webinar will cover:

  • Assessment for learning, formative assessment, is any assessment for which the first priority in design and purpose is to promote children’s learning
  • Learning Stories are formative assessments
  • A Learning Story assessment portfolio will include five dimensions (ABCDE)
  • Learning is learnable 

About The Book

The seminal work on Learning Stories by Professor Margaret Carr was first published by SAGE in 2001. That widely acclaimed approach to assessment has since gained a huge international following. A second book by Margaret and Wendy “Learning Stories: Constructing Learner Identities in the Early Years” was published by SAGE in 2012.

Margaret and Wendy's new book, "Learning Stories in Practice," features a variety of examples of real-life learning stories from around the world. It provides clear, practical advice on how to initiate and create learning stories and why they are valuable. The authors show readers how to write stories that capture the excitement of each young child’s journey through the early years and how to develop a deep professional understanding of the learning that takes place during this time in their lives. You can buy the book here.

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If you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording after the event.

Note also that registrants who attend the entirety of the live webinar will receive an Attendance Certificate. And we will be awarding online gift certificate door prizes at the end of the webinar.

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Hosted by

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    Allyson Montana Director of Professional Development @ Educa

    Allyson joined Educa as Director of Professional Development with twenty years of experience as a teacher and curriculum director. As an educator, she loves the way learning stories allow teachers to connect meaningfully with young children as unique and capable individuals.

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    Alick Draper Professional Development and Curriculum Coordinator @ Educa

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    Wendy Lee Co-Director @ Educational Leadership Project

    Wendy has led or co-led a number of large research projects in ECE, has been involved in white papers and three seminal books on learning stories and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

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