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Authentic Assessment to Help Children Own Their Learning Trajectory

Choosing Assessment For, Not Of – Use Learning Stories Assessment that is FOR children and not OF children respects their growing minds and creates patterns of thinking that help them see themselves as owners of their own learning trajectory. By … Read More

The Importance of Relationships in Early Education

Using Learning Stories to Build Connections Stories celebrate the culture and language each child and family bring to the classroom and embrace each child’s unique abilities. By Judi Garcia-Stevenson We know from years of research on cognition and the brain … Read More

Time Management & Learning Stories – Hilltop Interview

Follow Up Questions from Hilltop Webinar This week Educa had a chance to sit down with Mike Browne (he/him), Senior Manager of Community Engagement and Naoko Armstrong (she/her), Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center and Educator Institute in Seattle, Washington on … Read More

Make Beautiful Learning Stories – Online and Print

Educa Announces Story Editor and Print Tools “I don’t use Publisher anymore. The editor and print options are great!” To help make beautiful learning stories even easier to create, Educa has released a significant update to its story editor. And … Read More

Your ECE Families Are Online, Are You?

Share Today’s Progress, Today Your families want to have meaningful conversations about their children. And in today’s world of news alerts, push notifications and instant search, to be meaningful, it has to be in real time, as it happens. That … Read More

Confirming Powerful Frameworks in Educa

Applying Wendy Lee’s “Big Narrative” – Demo Video In Wendy Lee’s recent webinar on Recognising Powerful Frameworks – watch it here – Wendy refers to the big narratives, the big picture, and how learning stories can fit together to confirm … Read More

‘Frequent Sample’ Reporting Saves Time For School

 The Kiwitea Story “Our end of year reports took so much less time than last year.” Change is tricky.  Small group. Large group. It doesn’t matter.  The reaction to change can range from the eager adopter to the feisty resistor.  … Read More

Remote Learning & Communications When a School Closes

Supporting your students, families and staff remotely Your school just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in education is precious. And while there are online tools that can help your students, … Read More

Staying On Track When a Center Closes – Using Educa

Supporting your families and staff remotely Your center just closed unexpectedly. What now? The community and sense of purpose that comes from working together in early education is precious. And so an unexpected closure due to Covid-19 or a weather … Read More

Announcing the 2019 New Zealand Study Tour Winner

Again this year, Educa offered early childhood educators from New Zealand, Australia and North America the chance to win a place on a New Zealand Study Educational Tour, hosted by Kelly Goodsir. We are delighted to announce that Judi Stevenson-Garcia … Read More