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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

susan macdonald

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.

Lindsey Shafer Head Start Coach

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.

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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