Category: Early learning

Articles on early childhood education

Storypark in practice at an International Baccalaureate School

 An interview with Robert Hutton, Junior School Assistant Principal, Kristin School, Auckland, New Zealand.  Before Storypark, what were your previous methods of keeping parents up-to-date with their children’s daily activities and progress?  We used written portfolios, (brief) end-of-day conversations with parents, showing parents...

/ January 30, 2015

A many-hat-wearing Grandmother’s perspective on Storypark

This blog post focuses on Kath Cooper’s experience of Storypark as a Nani and is the second part of her two part series. Check out last week’s post to hear more about her perspectives as a Lecturer and Educator. Hi,...

/ January 25, 2015

A commentary from Kath Cooper – Educator, Lecturer, Mother and Nani

This blog post is the first of two, and focuses on Kath’s perspectives as an Educator and Lecturer. Stay tuned for the second post next week. Kia ora koutou, nga mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. Ko Kath Cooper ahau,...

/ January 19, 2015

Working together to extend children’s learning outcomes

New features in Storypark are enabling better peer support and helping educators document evidence of their individual progression. Educators now control who has access to their private ‘Teacher Portfolio’, enabling them to invite mentors, peers or managers as they wish....

/ December 19, 2014

It’s hard to keep track, they’re learning and growing so quickly…

This kind of statement is something you’re probably familiar with – often recited by proud parents or family about their child. It’s kind of the same for us at Storypark. As the year wraps up we’re reflecting on everything we’ve...

/ December 15, 2014

NZ government recommendations support the use of Storypark

Wellington Kindergarten teacher Sonya McIntyre and Peter Dixon (Storypark’s CEO) made a submission as part of a NZ Parliamentary Inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children. This blog post is an extract from the recently released report following the conclusion of the...

/ December 8, 2014

Long Day Care Professional Development Programme Opportunities

The Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP) is the single biggest investment ever in Australian professional development for child care and early learning educators in long day care (LDC) services. There are a lot of opportunities to invest your...

/ November 25, 2014

Introducing Learning Trends!

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...

/ November 23, 2014

Open-door learning in Japan

Writing from Japan, Storypark’s partners talk about local education and how the innovative practices of Tokyo Community School are supporting their educators and children. The Tokyo Community School is an internationally-minded Elementary School with a “doors-wide-open” policy that encourages people...

/ October 6, 2014

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