Reflections, PD hours, staff appraisals
— all in one place.
Having all teachers on the same system saves everyone so much time.
Mary D, Owner
Every teacher with an Educa login has a portable and private teacher portfolio, seen by the teacher and select few mentors and admins. Teachers use the portfolio to:
- Record professional development hours
- Write reflections or inquiry, backed by evidence in Educa
- Store documentation
Teacher convenience - easy linking & sharing
Because the teacher portfolio is in Educa, it is easy to link reflections to evidence in Educa, e.g., plans or child observations. Teachers can also share, e.g,. write-ups of a PD event.
Director convenience - all in one place
For directors and owners, having teachers on one system makes it easier to manage (e.g., set assignments) and easier to monitor and avoid compliance surprises.
Add images, videos or files to reflections
Use the portfolio section to record your learnings as an educator. Add images, videos to bring your reflections to life. Learn more here
Store your documents
Your teacher profile has a documents section for uploading evidence of professional development activities, certificates, etc.
Map to any professional standards
Reflections can be linked to any set of professional standards in Educa, including proprietary service values or ethics.
Take it with you if you leave
If you move to a new centre, no problem – you can download, transfer or maintain your portfolio online privately.
Mentoring & Approval Settings
Educa has a robust mentoring system built in, which can be a powerful training tool. Mentors support and guide, but also can review and approve documentation and communications with families.
Beyond mentoring, Educa also has approval settings, where communications for certain teachers can be checked before going out to parents. This is particularly handy for newer teachers or where English is not the first language.
Educa has substantial experience managing the mentor and peer settings, both in maintaining privacy and making access rights clear to everyone involved. This is based on years of experience in the highly collaborative New Zealand environment.
Educa currently offers a table format Staff Appraisal feature, but will soon expand its super-flexible form builder to include staff appraisals and professional statements. This upgrade has two major advantages over the table format:
- It will work a lot better on your phone
- Because it works like Survey Monkey or any other online form builder, you can recreate almost any document
And from there, you have all the advantages of being online — share with others, work together, access it anytime — as well as being able to export it as a PDF when needed.
Because the form builder is in Educa, that also means that folks using the form can conveniently connect to pretty much anything in Educa as evidence and you can share as needed.