Category: Educator Professional Development

Articles and resources to support educators professional growth and development

The learning curriculum for infants and toddlers

The learning curriculum for infants and toddlers If you work with infants and toddlers, the requirement to plan for and document a learning programme can seem a little bit out of reach. It often feels like you are spending large...

/ November 11, 2021
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You Are a Researcher

You are a researcher If I said to you “you are a researcher”, would you brush that off as being untrue? Historically, a teacher was the holder of all knowledge. And a student was the recipient of this knowledge. The...

/ November 8, 2021
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Researching children’s interests

Researching children’s interests Researching children’s interests is part and parcel of our work as educators. But do we often rush to make assumptions about what they are truly interested in, without really digging below the surface? If we rush this...

/ October 31, 2021
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Will implementing a digital documentation solution result in more parent engagement?

A new research study completed by Dr M.E. Picher on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) in Ontario’s kindergarten program shows that this technology had a positive impact on parents’ engagement in their children’s learning. The study,...

/ August 11, 2021

North America’s First Independent Assessment on the Impact of Digital Documentation in Full-day Kindergarten

The use of digital documentation in early childhood programs is becoming more and more commonplace throughout Canada and the U.S.   Many of these platforms talk about the benefits that they offer, but until recently, no known studies had been...

/ August 10, 2021

Making teaching visible

We talk a lot about how documentation makes children’s learning visible and the importance of this, but have you ever stopped to consider what else is made visible? It makes teaching visible too! As teachers, it seems to be a...

/ August 9, 2021

Are you considering a digital documentation solution but worried it will be too much extra work? See the research that proves otherwise.

Findings from a 2019 research study on the use of a digital documentation technology (called Storypark) in full-day kindergarten showed that, overall, workload did not increase for the educators who participated in the study. The research, which was done by...

/ August 5, 2021
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How does digital documentation help children directly?

It’s commonly understood that digital documentation can help educators and parents, but how does it help children directly?  A new research study by Dr. M.E. Picher on the use of a pedagogical documentation technology (called Storypark) showed that the online...

/ August 1, 2021
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Documenting Professional Growth in ECE

Documenting professional growth in ECE Documenting professional growth in ECE is an essential element and indicator, of quality practice. But finding the right system for collecting examples of your learning, relating this evidence to your work with children, reflecting on...

/ July 7, 2021
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New! Digital Documentation Learning Modules

Storypark and Early Childhood Australia launch a series of digital documentation learning modules that support best teaching practice for educators and maximum impact for young children In 2019, Storypark embarked on a new project with Early Childhood Australia (ECA), to...

/ April 20, 2021