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DRDP Using Learning Stories in Educa

By Allyson Montana

Complete your DRDP assessment using Learning Stories as evidence – in one place. Manage unrated DRDP measures and file using a feed from your Learning Story portfolio.

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Continuity of Care and Transitions

By Ali Porteous

Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes. This workshop reflects the best thinking on transitions from NZ practitioner-based research and experience.

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Reggio Reflections

By Kelly Goodsir

Kelly will share her insight regarding the influence of Reggio Emilia philosophy has had on her teaching practice and leadership approach. Kelly first attended the Reggio Emilia International Study Tour in 2016 and then again in 2020.

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Ways to Wellbeing

By Toni Christie

In this webinar, Toni shares ideas and practical strategies to support a happy, healthy, well-balanced life full of joy, love, laughter and purpose.

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Neuro-Nurturing - Brain Development

By Deborah McNelis

Deborah, founder of Brain Insights reviews her “Great Connections” concept — how needs overlap, the importance of play, independent trial and error and how repeated experiences can create strong connections and form crucial brain pathways.

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Guidance Approach in Action

By Jayne Mallin
Jayne Mallin from New Zealand follows up on last year’s popular webinars with thoughts on how to put guidance into your daily program and how to cater for the different stages of socio-emotional development of our children.

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Ten Forms of Positivity To Boost Energy

By Susan MacDonald

Susan is a Boston-based leadership consultant, change agent and founder of Inspiring Perspectives. She explores new ways to raise energy levels, specifically “Appreciative Inquiry.”

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Managing Ambiguity - Wendy Lee

By Wendy Lee
This webinar describes how ambiguity and uncertainty invite collaboration and conversation, which are helped by the device of learning stories that encourage clear thinking.

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Powerful Frameworks - Wendy Lee

By Wendy Lee

This webinar describes the “big narrative,” lenses or frameworks that shape assessment and learning stories. Revisiting and retelling Learning Stories creates and confirms a powerful framework.

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Self Care For Teachers At Home

By Cassandra O’Neill

Leadership consultant and author, Cassandra O’Neill, will share her thoughts on self-care in these trying times. What can teachers do to be more self-aware, to understand and be attentive to their own needs.

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Connecting to Children

By Tom Drummond
Tom Drummond, one of America’s leading thinkers in ECE, will take you through his ideas on how to make each teacher-child interaction special, with a particular focus on connecting to children.

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Learning Stories in Practice - Wendy Lee

By Wendy Lee

Learning stories luminary, Wendy Lee, presents an overview of her new book, “Learning Stories in Practice.” Wendy talks about being formative, being fair, constructing progress and developing partnerships with families.

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Talking to Parents About Learning

By Allyson Montana

This webinar explores ways to talk to parents about noticing learning, and about parent stories to document that learning. She also suggests learning rich activities for home.

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Being Fair - Wendy Lee

By Wendy Lee

Learning environments are sometimes not fair. A learning disposition is about being ready, willing and able to learn: being willing is about the learning environment and the opportunity to learn. Wendy explains.

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Self Awareness and Teaching

Presenter: Cassandra O’Neill

Leadership consultant and author, Cassandra O’Neill, shares her thoughts on self-awareness and how cultivating and improving self-awareness helps your teaching performance on the floor, where it matters most.

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Learning Stories With Strengths-Based Lens

By Ali Porteous

Ali Porteous from Childspace, New Zealand takes us through the steps to creating quality learning stories using the Childspace framework which has a formative assessment sequence and celebrates children’s learning through a strengths-based lens.

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Being Formative - Wendy Lee

By Wendy Lee

Assessment for learning, formative assessment,is any assessment for which the first priority in design and purpose is to promote children’s learning. Learning Stories are formative assessments with five dimensions. Wendy explains.

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Rituals: Making The Everyday Extraordinary

By Toni Christie

Rituals are a powerful way of using gestures, actions and behaviour to bring positive energy and intention to our daily rhythms. New Zealand author, child care owner and ECE professional trainer, Toni Christie, shares her ideas on the all-important daily rituals in a child care setting.

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Loose Parts: Less Toys, More Materials

By Kelly Goodsir

Providing an environment that is rich in loose parts, materials and everyday items sparks the imagination and creates many possibilities for children’s expression. This webinar covers the theory of loose objects and provides practical help.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Reflective Practice - Actionable Tips

By Kelly Goodsir
Developing the necessary skills to cultivate thinking in your own practice as well as your teams not only builds your professional growth but also enriches your pedagogy as a service.

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Positive Responses to Child Behaviour

By Jayne Mallin

The guidance method is based on the belief that children do not need incentives to behave well. New Zealand’s Jayne Mallin describes how it helps children regulate emotions and impulses.

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Philosophy in Practice - Beyond the Foyer

By Kelly Goodsir

Identifying your ‘point of difference’ and your ‘unique approach’ as an early childhood service acts as a basis for any good philosophy. However it must go beyond the words displayed in the foyer. Be inspired to make an authentic approach to the way your team practices your philosophy.

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Learning Environments That Stimulate

By Kelly Goodsir

Gone are the days when we have book corner, block corner, home corner as seperate functions – Kelly will explore the role if integrated approaches in designing the environment around children’s ideas.

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The Value of a Professional Portfolio

By Jane Warnock
Using a ‘Triangulation Reflection Model’, Jane will share the ‘why, how, what, where, with, and who’ that comes with having a Professional Portfolio. Helping you see your Professional Portfolio as a valuable tool.

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Observing Teachers In the Classroom

By Miriam Dressler

This webinar looks at what defines a meaningful observation, and what you could be doing with the observations to promote ongoing professional development, while building your program’s quality standards at the same time!

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Workshop: Writing Amazing Learning Stories

By Kelly Goodsir

In this workshop style webinar, early education expert, Kelly Goodsir, will help you write compelling learning stories, finding the big narrative story lines that matter for the child, and also resonate with parents.

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Learning Stories - a US Perspective

Dr. Annie White

Dr. White is a founder of SALSA (Supporting Advancement of Learning Stories in America) explains learning stories and how they can fit into the US authentic assessment system.

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Parents as Collaborators

By Allyson Montana

This webinar, lead by Educa’s Allyson Montana, explores the concept of authentic collaboration, parents as partners using learning stories as the path to a stronger parent-teacher partnership.

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Te Whāriki, A Closer Look

By Raewyn Penman

Early childhood educator, manager and teacher of teachers reviews changes to the iconic New Zealand curriculum and the intentions behind them.

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Responding to Child Behavior, Part 2

Presenter: Jayne Mallin

Jayne Mallin from New Zealand shows a series of examples and scenarios, demonstrating how the “guidance approach” works in real world situations.

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Are You Who You Say You Are?

By Kelly Goodsir
Is your ECE philosophy something that you live and breath everyday? Is it authentic? This free session will explore case studies that show examples of living philosophies – how the words connect to practice as well as offer inspiration.

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Montessori Theory of Human Tendencies

by Cathy Wilson
This webinar covers the eleven important tendencies that compel human beings to construct and refine the world around them, called Human Tendencies in Montessori theory.

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Bringing Head, Heart & Pedagogy Together

By Kelly Goodsir
In this webinar, Kelly Goodsir goes over the structure of learning stories, and how putting subjectivity and emotion back into your documentation can make you a better educator.

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Teacher Appraisals To Inspire

By Cathy Wilson

Cathy from Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand covers all aspects of teacher appraisals, and how to make the most of the time they take.

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Documentation For Pleasure, Not Pain

By Kelly Goodsir
Most regard documentation as a pain, not a pleasure. But is there an upside, a source of satisfaction and nourishment in recording the learning? Kelly will run through a number of approaches for individual and group documentation.

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Leading Pedagogy to Make a Difference

By Kelly Goodsir
Creating a shared approach to teaching and learning can be complex with any ECE team. Our teams bring their own diverse perspectives, skills and experiences to their practice each day.

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Create A QIP You Love

By Michelle Rogers

Do you have a quality improvement process you love? Australian quality consultant, Michelle Rogers, covers creating a QIP, getting buy-in from staff and making it work for your centre.

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Family Sign Ups & Retention

By Miriam Dressler

In this webinar, consultant, early learning center owner and teacher of teachers, Seattle-based Miriam Dressler investigates the process by which families select the best options, and what you can do to make yourself stand out in the crowd…(without breaking the bank!)

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Tips To Prepare Your Centre For NQS

By Michelle Rogers

Michelle supports services looking to understand and implement the Quality Area elements into daily practice. In this webinar Michelle will cover The National Law and what centres need to do now, The main NQS requirements and Ideas to help you get through the NQS.

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Our 2018 Webinars

For these webinars no registration required, no certificates.

Dr. Annie White on Learning Stories

By Dr. Annie White
Early educators in the US are finding standardized assessments increasingly time-consuming and distracting. Learn about learning stories and the movement that is advocating for learning stories as an alternative.

Watch Annie’s webinar here

Writing To Engage Parents

By Kelly Goodsir
In this workshop style webinar, early education expert, Kelly Goodsir, will help you write compelling learning stories, finding the big narrative story lines that matter for the child, and also resonate with parents.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Leading Your Team With Heart And Soul

By Toni Christie
New Zealand author, child care owner and ECE professional trainer, Toni Christie, will share her values-based approach to leadership in ECE and how you can apply this to your approach too.

Watch Toni’s webinar here

How To Document ECE Learning

By Kelly Goodsir
Kelly Goodsir will offer her insights into how, when kept simple, a clear planning cycle can make documentation satisfying and when used, will make the magic in every day visible.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Engage Parents With Learning Stories

By Kelly Goodsir
Learning stories can bring parents and teachers together, if they are read. This webinar helps you find your inner Aristotle! Write learning stories that communicate the passion you feel when a child takes a step forward.

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Supporting Inquiry-Based Learning

By Susan Stacey
This webinar takes us through the themes on her new book about a child’s urge to inquire and explore and how the environment supports this quest. She discusses classroom practices, environments, and relationships with children.

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Teaching as Inquiry - What It's All About

By Jane Warnock
This webinar explains New Zealand’s Teaching as Inquiry approach. It will provide a framework which can be applied in teachers’ everyday practice, grounded by a pedagogical, research and theory-based approach.

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Tips To Attract And Hire Child Care Staff

By Julie Bartkus
What kind of people do you see supporting you and helping you bring your vision to life? You’ll discover the mistakes to avoid in your hiring process starting from the ads to the interview questions to your staff orientation.

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Maximising Occupancy at your Centre

By Stuart Rae
Marketing software founder and child care centre owner Stuart Rae will outline steps to maximise occupancy at your centre. Including recording the key steps in the parent buying journey and how you can influence that journey.

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5 Steps To Manage, Motivate and Retain Staff

By Julie Bartkus
During this free webinar, child care business success mentor Julie Bartkus, will share a step-by-step plan of action to help you cultivate your positive workplace culture and transform unmotivated staff into your raving fans.

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Respectful Things in an Early Childhood Setting

By Toni Christie
In this webinar, your host, the always inspirational ECE thought leader from New Zealand, Toni Christie, talks about how to set up a respectful environment in your early learning practice.

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Magic Questions to Engage Parents in ECE

By Cassandra O’Neill & Mike MacEwan
Asking questions will unlock the hidden energy and emotion that can transform your work from struggle to ease. Tune in to this Webinar to see how Mike and Cassandra utilise questions.

Watch Cassandra and Mike’s webinar here

What It Takes To Lead Pedagogy

By Kelly Goodsir
Our host, Kelly Goodsir, will examine the importance of supporting teaching quality, leadership teams learning together and the opportunity of critical reflective practice to drive you forward.

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Guiding The Transition To School

By Kay Margetts
Kay Margetts, Associate Professor in Education at the University of Melbourne, is internationally recognised for her work on transitions. She shares her research on the all-important transition from child care to school.

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Creating Passion with Educational Leadership

By Kelly Goodsir
Creating a shared approach to teaching and learning can be complex. Conversations that create change will explore the important role that trust, empowerment and collaboration play in communicating effectively.

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Creating Effective Learning Environments

By Kelly Goodsir
Creating spaces that invite and provoke this play is the role of the attentive and attuned educator. Kelly Goodsir shares concepts for establishing your room layout, designing spaces and the importance of loose parts.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Loose Parts: Less Toys, More Materials

By Kelly Goodsir
Providing an environment that is rich in loose parts, materials and everyday items sparks the imagination and creates many possibilities for children’s expression. This webinar covers the theory of loose objects and provides practical help.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Activating the Gifts of You and Your ECE Team

By Cassandra O’Neill
In his webinar, our Host Cassandra will help you develop skills for shared-decision making, role-rotation, and reflection that will empower you and your team to find solutions and reach your shared goals.

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The Importance Of Rituals And Transitions

By Kelly Goodsir
Our attention to how we engage transitions for children can have a positive impact on how they adjust.  Group times, sleep times, relaxation, meal times, care routines, arrival and departure are just a few of the items covered in this session.

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Teaching With Purpose

By Kelly Goodsir
What does it take for you and your team to turn up with purpose? Kelly will explore the capacities required to be intentional such as using a range of teaching strategies and translating knowledge into practice.

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Nurturing Inquiry-Based Learning In Children

By Kelly Goodsir
Inquiry-based learning is about a child’s self-directed investigation, an active process provoked by questions, problems and scenarios. Kelly shares how to nurture inquiry-based learning in your teaching practice.

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Learning Stories And Play-Based Learning

By Kelly Goodsir
The learning story illustrates a child’s development in a way that is both understandable and engaging for parents. Learning story expert, Kelly Goodsir, will help explain the magic of learning stories.

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Showing Up With Purpose

By Kelly Goodsir
In this Webinar, your host, Kelly Goodsir explores the professional capacities required to be intentional, using a range of teaching strategies and translating knowledge in practice every day.

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Supporting Transitions, Home To Child Care

By Kay Margetts
Kay Margetts is internationally recognised for her work on transitions. She will share her research in two webinars hosted by Educa. This one focuses on the transition from home to child care.

Watch Kay’s webinar here

Lesson Planning and Creating Quality Learning

By Miriam Dressler
In this Webinar, we’ll investigate the ins and outs of an effective lesson plan and how to support your teachers in understanding how to create learning-objective based plans that really work!

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Why It's Not About Knowledge

By Kelly Goodsir
In a world of ubiquitous facts, children need to be able to question and think critically. ECE consultant, Kelly Goodsir, provides insights into teaching practice for an inquiry-based program.

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How To Document Learning in ECE

By Kelly Goodsir
Your Host, Kelly offers insights into how, when kept simple, the planning cycle can make documentation rewarding by making the magic in every day more visible. Using narrative assessment.

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Absorbent Mind & Sensitive Periods

By Cathy Wilson
Cathy Wilson discusses the Absorbent Mind and Sensitive Periods, two bedrock theoretical elements of Montessori practice. Knowing these elements will better assist you in following each child in their early developmental progress.

Watch Cathy’s webinar here

Developing a Philosophy For Teachers

By Kelly Goodsir
Does your service have a stated philosophy that your parents understand and that your team lives and breathes each day? This webinar will help you review and explore values and beliefs to land on a document that is authentic.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Writing Learning Stories That Inspire Action

By Kelly Goodsir
There is a real art to writing observations as an assessment tool and to communicate learning progress to parents in an engaging way. ECE consultant and learning story evangelist, Kelly Goodsir, shares her secrets.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Meaningful Classroom Teacher Observations

By Miriam Dressler
This webinar, by Miriam Dressler, looks how to observe teachers in the classroom in ways that are non-threatening, but meaningful, providing good data and promoting performance improvement.

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Reflective Practice 101 - What, How & When

By Kelly Goodsir
Developing the necessary skills to cultivate thinking in your own practice as well as your teams not only builds your professional growth but also enriches your pedagogy as a service. Here’s how to do it.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Building an Authentic Philosophy in ECE

By Kelly Goodsir
This webinar takes you through the complex process of landing on a “living breathing philosophy.” Kelly covers exploring values, beliefs and approaches as a team;  getting to something that is authentic and deep: and much more.

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Building A Quality Conscious Team

By Kelly Goodsir
Keeping high quality alive in your program takes constant work and attention. One way to do this is to build a team that lives and breathes your quality standards. This webinar looks at how to do that, from hiring practices to training strategies.

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Learning Stories, Making Learning Transparent

By Kelly Goodsir
Learning stories are the missing piece of the assessment puzzle for play-based services and developmentally appropriate practice. Insights from Australasian learning story expert, Kelly Goodsir.

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Tips To Foster Quality Practice in ECE

By Kelly Goodsir
Keeping high quality alive in your program takes constant work and attention. One way to do this is to build a team that lives and breathes your quality standards. This webinar looks at how to do that, from hiring practices to training strategies.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here

Tips To Prepare Your Centre For The New NQS

By Michelle Rogers
This webinar provided free advice from Michelle Rogers, a quality consultant to early learning services, on what you should be thinking about right now regarding NQS and the National Law in Australia.

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Learning Stories That Inspire

By Kelly Goodsir
This webinar by early education expert, Kelly Goodsir, helps you find your inner Aristotle!  Write learning stories that communicate the passion you feel when a child takes a step forward.

Watch Kelly’s webinar here