About this event
This is the fourth 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.
Formative assessments assess across two levels: they assess the pieces, while explicitly or implicitly referencing a Big Picture vision. The powerful frameworks in education can also be called the ‘big narratives’; in practice they are made up from small stories, as Jerome Bruner (2003) reminds us.
This webinar will cover:
Plus a teacher question: What do we look for when we write a Learning Story?
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 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.
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.
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.
Learning story software to support all programming needs and engage families.
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