Your Program Cycle, Online
Document your programming in one place.
Child portfolios are collections of learning stories written through the year, generally linked to learning goals. These learning stories are assessments for learning, they record learning success and importantly include thoughts on what’s next for the child at each step.
Over the course of a year, these stories build a picture a child’s learning journey and contribute to an understanding of each child’s learning identity. Stories can be created for one child or for several, they can include images, videos and/or PDF files and each one can be printed if needed.
A child portfolio is a body of evidence that can be exported or shared for compliance purposes. In Educa’s Report section it is also possible to summarize the domains and learning goals touched during the year.
We are adding a number of commonly-used assessments as templates in Educa. You can also use our form builder to create your own assessments.
- Create reusable templates
- Update and save in draft format until complete
- Parents can contribute if required
- Save as PDF or print
- Save in a child’s profile
Screenings and assessments can be archived for future reference.
Educa has a variety of starter templates for planning that can be used by one teacher or in collaboration. Each template can be edited to fit your process.
- Individual plans with learning goals
- Group plans for multiple children with goals
- Weekly lesson plans, lesson prep
- Plans based on a program cycle
Use Educa plan templates to adhere to a program cycle like Australia’s EYLF – Question, Plan, Act, Reflect/Review — or alternatively create a template for your own process.
If it’s at your fingertips, it’s easier!
Share the compliance load by collaborating online
Raising Documentation Quality
Educa has a number of ways to nurture a mindset of continuous improvement.
If you have concerns about family communication or documentation of a new teacher or a teacher where English is not the first language, use Educa’s approval settings to control what goes out.
Mentoring is a powerful way to lift program standards. Use Educa mentoring settings to make it easier for senior educators to guide, advise and supervise new teachers or teachers needing training.
Using templates not only saves time, it gives you a chance to create clear guidelines for your teachers to follow in their documentation. Edit questions, add steps, tallor any template to your process.
Sharing Best Practice
Online means visible, and accountable. Knowing your documentation will be seen and possibly shared online raises your game, it makes everyone better.