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Developing Partnerships with Families - Learning Stories in Practice with Wendy Lee

About this event

This is the seventh 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.

A portfolio of Learning Stories becomes a ‘boundary object’ that crosses the generations.

It is owned and read by the children, and read and commented on by families. Teachers sometimes write Learning Stories not just as formative assessment artefacts for the children and the other teachers, but also with an additional comment with the children’s families in mind as readers and responders.

Learning Stories can be created to both make connections with families and focus on progressing the learning.

This webinar will cover:

  • Learning Stories create cross-generational conversations
  • Learner identities cross boundaries
  • Keep learning in the foreground: the use of both paper-based and e-portfolios
  • Recognise family aspirations

Plus a teacher question: How do we enable and encourage families to read and respond to the Learning Stories?

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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    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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    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.

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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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