All posts by Sharon Carlson

Sharon's early years were supported at home by her Mum in Taranaki. She later became an ECE ICT facilitator for CORE Education, and then Storypark. Sharon has successfully supported the implementation of a diverse range of ICT products and services around the country and is helping make sure Storypark is awesome for teachers and children's development.

Learning at home – Fine and gross motor skills & problem solving

Looking for ideas that support children’s development of motor skills and problem-solving in your home environment? You don’t need fancy equipment or resources to do this, you will be surprised to learn that most of these ideas can be offered...

/ March 30, 2020

Want a Consistent Approach to Your Planning? Would a Template Help?

Want a consistent approach to your planning? Would a template help? Planning templates provide consistency and continuity, supporting all of your team to use the same format when collecting information and evidence.  We have 12 pre-populated templates for you to...

/ August 14, 2019

How Learning Tags can inform your practice and programme

One of my roles at Storypark is to work with centres and teachers supporting them to get the most out of Storypark. While undertaking this work I have noticed some trends emerging over the use of learning tags so I...

/ April 27, 2016

10 tips to keep your children safe online

Sharon Carlson of CORE Education is an experienced teacher and specialist in the area of cybersafety and digital learning. This blog post written by Sharon draws on her years of experience and the latest practices in ECE. Internet capable devices have...

/ September 21, 2015

Walking alongside a teacher’s career

Sharon Carlson has worked as a Kindergarten teacher, Head teacher and consultant. In this blog post, she talks about reporting and assessment in teaching and the launch of Storypark’s new teacher portfolios. As teachers, we have to show evidence of...

/ October 6, 2014