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Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2017

Session Three: 2.15-3.45pm

Presenter: Roskill South teaching team

Workshop 21: Documenting Shared  Experiences - Collaborative Community Stories

Trips, visits and celebrations are a valued  part of our kindergarten curriculum and we document such occasions using a Collaborative Community Story approach (also known as Group Learning Stories).  This is an adaptation on the learning stories framework and provides an effective tool for children, families/whānau and the wider community to re-visit, re-tell and re-connect with a prior learning experience.  This workshop will explore what a Collaborative Community Story looks like in practice, the what, the why, and the how.


Personal bio

For many years now the team at Roskill South Kindergarten have developed a culture of research and enquiry.  Over time successful changes to their practice has seen many innovations emerge and this has improved learning outcomes for all ākonga.  The teaching team has been involved in research both internally and in projects that are funded externally, inspiring many teachers nationally and internationally. Karen, Kim, Nadine and Verity share many years of early childhood experience between them and are passionate about documenting children’s learning in a meaningful way that shows complex learning and progress.