Educators are phenomenal people. They’re scientists, musicians, paramedics, counsellors, negotiators, leaders and strategists, all at any one given moment.
Based on your guidance and the guidance of our partners and expert advisors, Storypark is excited to release our latest development, Learning Trends. Having this information at your fingertips will empower you to provide even greater support for children’s learning within your busy role as an educator.
Joce Nuttall (Storypark advisor) comments:
This new aspect of Storypark really interests me because of the way it can enhance the ability of educators to reflect on their work . Often educators have good hunches about the patterns that underpin what they observe with children, but this feature will allow individuals and teams to work from a more informed perspective.
The Learning trends feature allows you to select a time period that you’re interested in, choose a child or a group of children, and choose the learning tags that you wish to review for that child over the time period. (Click here to learn more about Learning Tags)
This will enable you to:
- See how much you’ve been focused on different aspects of whatever learning sets you might use – values, philosophies or curriculum. Perhaps you’ve been focusing a lot in one area, or perhaps there’s been no record of learning in a particular area of interest.
- See what learning tags have been used in a particular timeframe and highlight new tags that have recently featured.
- See proportionately how many times tagged one aspect of learning vs others.
By clicking on ‘split view’ you’ll also be able to compare data sets. For example you might like to look at a child’s learning over the last three months vs the 3 months before that or the same time last year. Or, you might want to look at what learning is happening for boys vs girls, one children vs the group of children, or one group vs another.
You’ll immediately be able to observe differences/similarities to inform your planning and programme design for individuals or the group of children at your early learning service.
Use Learning Trends to inform staff meetings and group planning sessions, or for relieving teachers and part time staff so they can understand more about each child’s learning.
Like everything we do we welcome your comments and feedback on how we can make Learning Trends even better. Hope you enjoy it!
Learn more about how Learning Trends work on our help centre.