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Learning Stories - an Assessment Alternative in North America, by Dr. Annie White

About this event

Early educators in the US are finding standardized assessments increasingly time-consuming and distracting. Did you know there is a movement underway advocating for learning stories as an alternative?

Learning stories give teachers more leeway to joyfully capture and express the learning they see, while taking less time than standardized assessment. And of course, learning stories are more engaging for parents.

Dr. Annie White will share how a paradigm shift has begun in California using learning stories for assessment. Annie will describe examples in California, as an authentic tool for collaboration and family engagement. A formula will be presented demonstrating the challenges California teachers face with assessment practices - this formula is being used as an advocacy tool to promote learning stories in the USA.

A grassroots movement has begun. In this free webinar, you will be inspired as you hear how learning stories are bringing joy back to teachers through documenting the power of relationships and deepening the connection with children and families.

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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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About your host

Dr. Annie White is an Assistant Professor with the Early Childhood Studies program at California State University, Channel Islands where she teaches early childhood courses.

Dr. White has conducted research in the USA on Learning Stories with Head Start programs, homeless shelter child care centers, infant and toddler programs, and diverse family child care homes.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Educa Moderator 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.

  • Guest speaker
    Annie White Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies @ CSU Channel Islands

    Dr. Annie White has nearly 20 years of work experience as a professor, family advocate, child development specialist, and infant and toddler specialist. Dr. White is passionate about Learning Stories and incorporates the formative assessment approach in her university courses.


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