Series: Learning Stories in Practice
Presenter: Wendy Lee
Learning stories luminary, Wendy Lee from New Zealand. is going to present a series of webinars by Educa – approximately one a month – in 2020 on her new book, “Learning Stories in Practice.”
Leading Change in ECE
Presenter: Kelly Goodsir
September 2, 9am AEST (and September 1, 4pm PST)
Leading change within an educational program at your early childhood setting is complex and requires clarity of direction that the wider team ‘want to participate in’. Kelly has been leading complex educational change endeavors for the past 3 years and will draw from the many case studies to illustrate important foundations for successful change.
Working With Families in Uncertain Times
Presenter: Allyson Montana
September 23, 1pm PST
In this workshop, Allyson Montana will review tips and tools in Educa to help families and teachers work together in these unsettling times. The workshop will include using Learning Stories to share teaching, learning and vision:
Family stories – tips for parents and how teachers can add a learning analysis: Using groups to manage different attendance scenarios and much more.
Mental Health Conversations
Presenter: Kelly Goodsir
October 14, 9am AEST (and October 13, 3pm PST)
Sometimes we find ourselves dipping our toes into mental health conversations at a surface level because we are uncertain of the direction, depth or dialogue needed to authentically engage. Kelly will share her lived experience and expertise in the use of the tools she has developed to support mental health conversations.
Building Positive Teams
Presenter: Susan MacDonald
October 27, 1pm PST
In this workshop, leadership consultant and guru, Susan MacDonald will examine the impact that toxic stress in a classroom has on young children’s brain development and social-emotional skills. She will explore strategies for enhancing your professional skills to help you communicate effectively with your co-workers, as well as techniques to reduce gossip.
It Takes Attention to Change
Presenter: Deborah McNelis, M. Ed.
November 12, 9am AEST (and November 11, 2pm PST)
The way the brain learns and how it creates and organizes connections depends on what it focuses on. This valuable understanding can impact your teaching practices in class and generally how you interact with children. Deborah will provide practical examples of how to use this awareness of how that brain focuses in your daily interactions.
DRDP & Learning Stories - Examples
Presenter: Lindsey Shafer
December 2, 1pm PST
Head Start Coach and SALSA board member, Lindsey Shafer, will share how her team uses Learning Stories to build positive learner identities and link to DRDP measures. She will share her experience on the practicalities of getting teachers going with Learning Stories and review a few real world examples, with names changed, of Learning Stories that made a real difference.
Bringing Inquiry to Nova Scotia
Presenter: Susan Stacey
December 8, 12pm PST
This is a webinar about introducing inquiry and a focus on relationships as new practice around a newly introduced and inspirational Nova Scotia framework. Susan Stacey has designed some of the training being used in the rollout and is at the coalface, doing that training.