Category: Educator Professional Development

Articles and resources to support educators professional growth and development

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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

Digital Tools to Increase Productivity

Digital tools to increase productivity and simplify your workflow in your early learning service. Does the phrase “digital tools” leave you feeling a little squirmy? Do you prefer to keep track of tasks on paper as a way of managing...

/ March 2, 2021
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Meet compliance requirements and legislation using learning tags

How learning tags help you to meet (and exceed) compliance requirements and legislation Trying to meet compliance requirements and legislation can be challenging!  But it can be much easier with the help of learning tags. Meeting the National Quality Standards...

/ February 15, 2021

Our Most Popular Articles in 2020

To end this year on a positive note, we have dug deep into our blog, to find the top 5 articles read by educators from all over the world. Due to the pandemic, we made a quick pivot to create...

/ December 16, 2020