Educa Launches Professional Training Platform – Learning Story Academy

Welcome to Learning Story Academy! The Educa Team is excited to announce the launch of our specialized training platform for Learning Stories & related teaching practice. Learning Story Academy offers live webinars, book study & inquiry groups, and pre-recorded video courses – led by experts from around the world. view courses Our Why Our mission is to

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Enrich Your Teaching Experience Using Learning Stories

Learning Stories Create Connections Learning Stories (explained here) enrich your experience as a teacher in profound ways. They help you: Understand and connect to children Get closer to families Save time on data collection Here is how teaching practice and attitude to teaching can change with Learning Stories. Better teaching decisions Nothing clarifies thinking like writing.

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Student Teacher Mentoring with Educa – a Learning Story

Learning Stories in Educa Teacher Portfolios provide value beyond the classroom, aiding in teacher professional development, mentoring, and raising center standards. Read on to see how Learning Stories can be used for student teacher mentoring.     Jennifer, You Are Ready! Jennifer, it has been such a great year for you and the other student

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The Importance of Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Is Your ECE Assessment Aligned to Your Goals? by Rachel Silva I have been working at Educa for over 3 years. In that time I have read countless articles and spoken to hundreds of educators about different types of early childhood assessments. Nobody doubts the importance of assessment in early childhood education, the idea of

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Authentic Assessment to Help Children Own Their Learning Journey

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 journey. By Judi Garcia-Stevenson For early childhood leaders, who must have a clear vision of what they

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A Writer’s Guide to Amazing Learning Stories That Will Engage Families

Are Your Families Reading Your Stories? The mechanics of writing Learning Stories is easy enough in platforms like Educa learning story software platform.  And you know families love them, including grandparents who often can’t get enough. Plus children will constantly revisit their stories, retelling them to other kids, their parents and their extended family. However,

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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 how learning takes place and which environments best support that learning. Learning depends on relationships.

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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 the ancestral lands of the Duwamish Tribe. Hilltop is a leader in progressive early childhood

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Adopting Learning Stories in Early Head Start

How Lindsey Shafer Moved Her Team’s Assessment Approach An article written by Judi Stevenson-Garcia   “The stories we tell literally make the world.” -Michael Margolis Lindsey Shafer is a former Early Headstart Site Supervisor and current Coach in Northern California and a SALSA board member. Lindsey recently shared in a webinar how her team is

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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 to make Learning Stories worthy on paper of being put on a wall, added to

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