ECE Webinar Replays

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SALSA Series

Learning Stories and Teacher Inquiry Groups, Reimagining Teaching and Assessment in Early Childhood Education in North America is co-authored by SALSA members – Annie White, Isauro Michael Escamilla, Linda Kroll and Daniel Meier.

By Dr. Annie White & Dr. Isauro Escamilla

This webinar details strategies for allowing families to engage with learning stories in their home languages and literacies, and to contribute their own ideas, feelings, dictation, writing, and photographs to the learning stories.

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By Dr. Annie & co-authors

Dr. Annie White and her co-authors of Learning Stories and Teacher Inquiry Groups, Isauro Michael Escamilia, Linda Kroll, and Daniel Meier wrap up their book in the final session of this series. 

This session will include: (1) How to start a teacher inquiry group, (2) Getting the most out of the book and (3) Q&A for authors

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By Dr. Annie White & co-authors
Authors Annie White, Isauro Escamilia, Linda Kroll and Daniel Meier discuss ECE in North America and why they felt their book on Learning Stories needed to be written.

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By Dr. Annie White

This webinar reviews  how different learning stories promote access to equitable learning environments and outcomes.

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By Isauro Escamilla This webinar reviews how teachers identify these moments in their practice and used learning stories to support their inquiry into their own practices.

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By Drs Meier and Kroll, SALSA This webinar shows how regular, systematic group meetings at early childhood sites provide a collaborative, supportive forum for teachers to present their ongoing inquiry work and learning stories.

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By Isauro M. EscamiliaLearning stories are a highly adaptable assessment tool that can be aligned with both site-specific and program curricular and assessment goals and measures.

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Learning Stories

Also check out Wendy Lee’s series here – based on her book, Learning Stories in Practice

By Allyson Montana Trusting relationships are the building blocks of learning and at the core of all we do in early childhood education. Discover how the learning story approach can build relationships between children, educators, and families.

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By Wendy LeeLearning 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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By Lindsey ShaferHead Start Coach and SALSA board member, Lindsey Shafer, shares her experience on the practicalities of moving her teachers to Learning Stories with the DRDP in Early Head Start.

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By Mike Brown & Hilltop ECC teamThis 75-minute intensive looks at how Learning Stories are used by different staff – from teachers to an executive director – in their philosophy and decision-making.

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By Tom DrummondTom Drummond, an American thought leader in ECE, reviews his ideas on how to make each teacher-child interaction special, with a particular focus on connecting to children.

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By Wendy LeeLearning 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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By Allyson MontanaComplete 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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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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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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By Wendy LeeThis 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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By Kelly GoodsirIn this workshop style webinar, Kelly Goodsir helps you write compelling learning stories, finding the story lines that matter for the child and resonate with families.

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By Wendy LeeThis 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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Dr. Annie WhiteDr. 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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By Dr. Annie WhiteEarly 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.

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By Kelly GoodsirMost 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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By Kelly GoodsirLearning 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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By Kelly GoodsirIn 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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Leadership and Professional Development

Presenter: Cassandra O’Neill This webinar explores Joanna Macy’s concept of active hope in challenging times. Part 1 covers the first two of four stages: (1) gratitude, (2) honoring our pain, (3) seeing with new eyes, and (4) going forth.

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Presenter: Cassandra O’Neill This webinar covers the last two of Joanna Macy’s 4 stages: (1) gratitude, (2) honoring our pain, (3) seeing with new eyes, and (4) going forth.

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By Jane Warnock Jane explains her ‘model of inquiry’ working alongside teachers to see what the newly introduced Professional Growth Cycle could look like, sound like, feel like for teachers.

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By Kelly Goodsir Sometimes we are reluctant to start mental health conversations with children, families or team members. 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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By Kelly GoodsirDeveloping 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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By Susan MacDonaldThis webinar examines the impact that toxic stress in a classroom has on young children’s brain development and social-emotional skills. Explore strategies to help you communicate effectively with your co-workers.

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By Kelly GoodsirDeveloping 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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By Jane WarnockUsing 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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By Kelly GoodsirLeading change within an educational program is complex and requires clarity of direction that the wider team ‘want to participate in’. Kelly shares her insights.

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By Kelly GoodsirIdentifying 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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By Miriam DresslerThis 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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By Cathy WilsonCathy 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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By Toni ChristieNew 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.

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By Jane WarnockThis 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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By Susan StaceyThis 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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By Kelly GoodsirIn 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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By Toni ChristieIn 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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By Cassandra O’NeillLeadership 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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By Sue Stacey This is a webinar about 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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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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By Kelly GoodsirDeveloping 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.

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By Kelly GoodsirCreating 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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By Kelly GoodsirIs 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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By Kelly GoodsirIn 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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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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Teaching and Pedagogy

Ideas and best practice for the classroom and playground

By Jayne Mallin

This webinar looks at how to understand what support individual children need. What triggers their behaviours, wanted and unwanted, and how we can involve them in developing their own positive ways of being.

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By Ali Porteous

A look at the neuroscience behind children’s behaviour and how to practically deal with conflict in a way that both uplifts and supports children.

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By Nicole Talarico

Nicole shares her research and reflections on child protection and rights. Early childhood professionals need to be well informed if there is cause for concern.

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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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By Deborah McNelis, M. Ed.

The way the brain learns and how it creates and organizes connections depends on what it focuses on. Deborah provides practical examples of how to use awareness of how the brain learns and focuses in your daily teaching interactions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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General

By Allyson MontanaAllyson reviews tips and tools in Educa to help families and teachers work together in these unsettling times -including parent stories, groups to organize your children.

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By Susan MacDonaldSusan 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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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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By Allyson MontanaThis 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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By Raewyn PenmanEarly childhood educator, manager and teacher of teachers reviews changes to the iconic New Zealand curriculum and the intentions behind them.

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By Michelle RogersDo 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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By Miriam DresslerIn 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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By Michelle RogersMichelle 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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By Kelly GoodsirKelly 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.

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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.

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Webinar Recordings

For these webinars no registration is required, no certificates.
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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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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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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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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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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By Kelly GoodsirCreating 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.

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By Cassandra O’NeillIn 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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By Kelly GoodsirInquiry-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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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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By Kay MargettsKay 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.

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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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By Kelly GoodsirDoes 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.

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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.

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By Miriam DresslerThis 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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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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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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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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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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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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