Category: Educator Professional Development

Articles and resources to support educators professional growth and development

Who is documentation of children’s learning really for?

“The question in my mind is – who is documentation really for, at the end of the day who does it belong to? Is it a record for the child now or in the future? A tool for children to...

/ April 13, 2016

How to get the most out of your study tour to Reggio Emilia

  No one in Reggio wants to teach others how to “do school.” What we seek to do rather is to try and deepen our understanding, together with others, of why it was possible in Reggio Emilia for an (educational)...

/ April 10, 2016

Electronic portfolios in early childhood education: Parent-teacher communication

By Amanda Higgins A three paper thesis Submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Education Victoria University of Wellington 2015 Abstract  Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) are a new phenomenon...

/ February 17, 2016

Mentoring advice part two – Leadership

  Recently we asked you to share with us the one piece of advice or lesson learnt from a mentor that has influenced your teaching the most. In the second of our articles on mentoring, we focus on leadership advice. There are...

/ January 5, 2016

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

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

Musings on teachers’ professional learning and Storypark

The following post has been written by Joce Nuttall, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University and advisor to Storypark. It offers some provocative questions, astute observations and interesting ideas for educators.  I have a passionate interest...

/ July 8, 2014

92% of parents rated Storypark as easy to use

The results from the Storypark Parent Survey are out now! In December last year we conducted our first Storypark member survey. A big thank you to the many Storypark members who participated. I’m sure you will all be interested in...

/ February 26, 2014

Early childhood education through distance learning – so how does that work then?

The Early Childhood service of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, New Zealand’s correspondence school, was looking for a bridge between new technology and what they knew all children needed to learn, through hands-on, full sensory experiences. Storypark fitted the...

/ February 20, 2014