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Constructing Progress - Learning Stories in Practice with Wendy Lee

About this event

This is the eighth 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.

"In Reggio they have questioned and rethought... Carlina [Rinaldi] says that ‘learning does not proceed in a linear way, determined and deterministic, by progressive and predictable stages, but rather is constructed through contemporaneous advances, standstills, and “retreats” that take many directions’. "(Carlina Rinaldi, 2006: 131–132)

Wendy and Margaret agree with Carlina Rinaldi, but recognize the cry for accountability has included, in many countries, an insistence on robust descriptions of learning improvement.

The portfolios in which Learning Stories are housed provide a measure of the growing of learning dispositions, skills and knowledge: a learner-self.

This webinar will cover:

  • Measuring learning over time
  • Developing communicative expertise: becoming literate and numerate
  • Learning Stories connect a journey

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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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

  • Guest speaker
    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.

  • Team member
    Educa Moderator From Educa Customer Happiness Manager @ Educa

    Educa is a documentation and sharing platform using Learning Stories for authentic assessment. It serves early childhood educators primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

  • Team member
    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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