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Educa 1st Virtual User Conference!

Keynotes:  Toni Christie, Kelly Goodsir (special guest – Peter Reynolds)

Friday, February 26 starting at 10am NZDT (for North America that’s Thursday, Feb 25, starting 1pm pST)

Educa is hosting a 6-hour conference around the theme of “re-imagining.” It will feature:

  • Keynotes by Kelly Goodsir and Toni Christie
  • Workshops on how Educa can help you challenge bias, build family collaboration, manage your program cycle and more

There will also be an opportunity for 1-on-1 video chat with folks you know and to meet early educators you don’t know from around the world.  This conference is primarily for Educa customers, but everybody is welcome.

Learning Stories Lead Teaching

Presenters: Hilltop Children’s Center and Educator Institute (Seattle)

January 26, 1pm PST (Jan 27, 8am AEDT in Australia)

In this 75-minute intensive led by the leadership team at Hilltop, we’ll hear how mentor teachers, educators, the executive director and a program supervisor each use Learning Stories to support the thoughts, philosophy, and decision-making. Facilitated by Mike Browne.

Protecting Children: Do's and Don'ts

Presenters: Nicole Talarico

February 9, 3pm PST (Feb 10, 10am AEDT in Australia)

Nicole is an early childhood consultant and advocate for children’s rights. She shares her research and reflections on child protection and rights. Early childhood professionals need to be well informed so they can act with confidence if there is cause for concern.

Series: Learning Stories in Practice

Presenter: Wendy Lee

In 2020 Educa presented a 10-webinar series by Learning Stories luminary, Wendy Lee from New Zealand, on the book she co-wrote with Margaret Carr, “Learning Stories in Practice.”

Thank you so much for providing such deep understandings, research and questioning in your early childhood webinars. I was hesitant about the quality of the webinars (I have been to enough PD courses where I walk out thinking it didn't give me anything new or thought provoking) - but your webinars are thought provoking and well laid out to progress thinking... It has truly been refreshing to be inspired and provoked as a teacher from your webinars and I thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with me.
Sara Teacher
My thoughts about this webinar.
- Inspirational
- Motivating
- Reignites my passion for teaching and learning
- Makes me realise the importance of decentralising and simplifying things.
- Makes me realise the importance of active listening
- Drives home the point that I need to reignite my passion for teaching, leading and learning.
Kogi Teacher
I wanted to thank Educa for making these webinars available. I am teaching Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care in a high school setting. I worked as a kindergarten teacher for years but I am loving keeping up to date with the latest movements and ideas in early childhood now that I am out of that world. I will actually present some of your webinars to my class to open their minds to what different services are doing. Congratulations to these amazing presenters and Educa!