Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2017

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Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2017

Thank you to all of those who attended our Conference on Saturday 14 October - what a fantastic event!  We were absolutely thrilled by the engagement and participation shown by all attendees and presenters.

 

This year we celebrated the transformational power of Learning Stories through fabulous and engaging presenters, including Professor Margaret Carr and guest presenters from the USA.  This was an opportunity for teachers to be inspired by others, to let their mind inquire, and imagine the potential for the future of their practice!

 

 


Timetable for the day

8.00am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 10.00am Welcome plus Keynote by Margaret Carr
10.00am - 10.15am Morning tea
10.15am - 11.45am Workshop Session One - attendees to choose one workshop from the Session One options
11.45am - 12.30pm Buffet lunch
12.30pm - 2.00pm Workshop Session Two - attendees to choose one workshop from the Session Two options
2.00pm - 2.15pm Afternoon tea
2.15pm - 3.45pm Workshop Session Three - attendees to choose one workshop from the Session Three options
3.45pm - 4.45pm Keynote from presenters from the USA
4.45pm - 5.00pm Poroporoaki

 

Click here to download full Workshop details - attendees to choose 3 workshops in total

Keynote Presentations 

9:00am: Does a Learning Story qualify as a wise assessment?

Presented by Professor Margaret Carr 

This presentation will explore the proposition that we would like teachers to become more wise about the ways in which they assess  children’s learning - and children to become more wise about their learning journeys. Many of the ideas for this topic arise from discussions with early childhood teachers during a research project, led by Margaret and Wendy, entitled ‘Learning Wisdom’.  We canvassed the notion of ‘wise teaching’,  and the data we built on came from the teachers recording their conversations with the children as they revisited their Learning Stories. Conversations with those teachers, together with relevant literature and the examples from practice, enabled us to explore the ways in which an assessment practice that uses Learning Stories might be described as wise practice, and a Learning Story might be described as a wise assessment.

(click here for more info)


3:45pm: Humanising Assessment in the USA - Learning Stories: relationship-driven work in a data-driven world. 

With visiting presenters from the USA: Dr Annie WhiteAnnette Muse and Leslie Voss

Educators in the USA are drowning in meaningless, time consuming child assessments practices. Teachers are yearning for change and seeking a more authentic assessment approach to make children’s learning visible. A collaborative effort to transform California early childhood assessment practices, using Learning Stories, has initiated a new paradigm shift for California teachers and early education programs.

(click here for more info)


Workshops

Please see below for details of this year's inspiring workshop options. Click HERE to download all workshop information for printing.

Session One, 10:15-11:45am: 

SOLD OUT

Key Elements of a Learning Story

Kim Hope, ELP

> read more...

SOLD OUT

Connection: the beating heart

that drives learning

Teachers from Greerton ECC

> read more...

Connecting the extraordinary

and the ordinary

Sue Fahey, Nelson Tasman Kindergartens

> read more...

Partnerships in Action

Kelly Abraham & Rebecca Thompson,

Barnardos

> read more...

 

SOLD OUT

Using Learning Stories to Capture 

the Spirit of the Outdoors

Wendy Lee, ELP

> read more...

How do we understand children

through Maori literacy?

Central Kids Putauaki

> read more...

SOLD OUT

Continuity of Learning: 

Past, Present and Future

Kathryn Delany, ELP

> read more...

Capturing the Learning: 

A Primary School Perspective

Tara O’Neill, Haeata Community Campus

> read more...

 

 

Session Two, 12:30-2:00pm:

Whānau co-authoring a Learning

Brenda Soutar and Leanne Clayton

Mana Tamariki 

> read more...

 SOLD OUT

Infants & Toddlers: Capturing the

Scientist within

Anita Homewood, ELP

> read more...

SOLD OUT

Using traditional wisdom in a

modern world

Lynn Rupe, ELP

> read more...

A bicultural journey

Waiau Pa team & Tania Bullick, ELP

> read more...

 

SOLD OUT

Teachers Registration and Learning

Stories: A partnership made

in heaven

Marianne MacPherson, ELP

> read more...

SOLD OUT

Do your Learning Stories make a

difference to children’s identities?

Lorraine Sands, ELP

> read more...

Acquiring Whānau Voice the

Enjoyable and Authentic way!

Bridget Chapman, Educare Kensington 

> read more...

Intergenerational Learning:

Our journey of discovery

Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten Team

> read more...

 

Session Three, 2:15-3:45pm:

Hitting the ground running

Jo Colbert, Chelsea Kindergarten

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SOLD OUT

Children Assessing their Learning

Marianne MacPherson, ELP

> read more...

SOLD OUT

A Stitch in Time

Julie Killick, Chelsea Kindergarten

> read more...

SOLD OUT

Infants & Toddlers: Natural Born

Leaders

Anita Homewood, ELP

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Documenting Shared  Experiences 

- Collaborative Community Stories

Roskill South teaching team

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A bicultural journey

Tania Bullick, ELP

> read more...

SOLD OUT

Keeping a view of learning as

complex

Carol Marks, ELP

> read more...

From grit to goals: risk and 

challenge is a mindset

Carol, Pat and Sarah,

Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

> read more...