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Engaging Families in Reflective Practice: Learning Stories in the Flow of the Year
Hilltop Children's Center
Seattle, WA
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Saturday Seminars: Stories of Children's Learning
"Engaging Families in Reflective Practice: Learning Stories in the Flow of the Year"

Sat, Sept 12th, 2020

10:30am - 11:45pm Pacific Standard Time
1:30pm - 2:45pm Eastern Standard Time

Facilitated by Sarah Felstiner (she/her)

What Are Saturday Seminars?
"Saturday Seminars" are monthly 75-90 minute online workshops that spotlight the impact of sharing children's learning, offered by storytellers from different communities. Designed as lead-up to the Learning Stories Conference https://hilltopcc.com/institute/lsc21/, these monthly workshops from September 2020 and May 2021 are designed to remind us to pay attention to and reflect on the voices of children. These seminars will feature voices, stories, and the lived experiences from educators around the country.

For the entire lineup please visit https://hilltopcc.com/institute/seminars/

Proceeds from this series goes towards the scholarship fund for the 3rd Annual Learning Stories Conference.

Location: Online! You'll receive a registration link the 48 hours before the workshop.

Target Audience:
Education professionals (admin, educators, coaches etc.) working with children ages 2-11
Social workers
Professional mentors
Community Based Organizations
Headstart / ECEAP
Parents and Caregivers
Researchers interested in this topic


How do we encourage families to join us in studying children's learning? By weaving Learning Stories into a year-round plan for partnership, we can meaningfully engage families in curriculum planning, documentation, and assessment. Using examples from Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle, WA (on traditional lands of the Duwamish Tribe), we'll discuss effective strategies for authentic collaboration between families and educators.

This 75 minute workshop is an examination of relationships to support children's development of security and self-worth. Join us as we seek to find the answer to the following question: In what ways does Learning Stories influence educator to adult, adult to child, and educator to child relationships?

Why I Should Attend:

Positive relationships are critical to foster healthy development of young children (birth to age 9).  Yet, with more and more testing and scripted curriculum being implemented by policy-makers and admin, young children may be in jeopardy of not experiencing of trusting, caring relationships with adults.

It is essential to examine possible ways to build secure relationships with children and families.

This workshop demonstrates the influence of Learning Stories, a narrative storytelling approach to document childrens learning, and its impact on relationships of young children and adults.

About the Presenter

Sarah Felstiner is the Education Director at Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle, where she has worked for more than 20 years. Sarah helps to guide professional development for Hilltop faculty, and facilitate Hilltops outreach initiatives through the Hilltop Educator Institute, which offers tours, consultation services, and a public lecture series called the Educator Discussion Series .

Sarah's training includes a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, and an M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Sarah is also a member of the Harvest Educators Collaborative, and was recently selected by Child Care Exchange Magazine as a Master Leader in Early Care and Education.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Saturday Seminars and The 3rd Annual Learning Stories Conference is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 10:30 AM - Saturday Sep 12, 2020 11:45 AM | Free - $15.00


Hilltop Children's Center (View)
4 Nickerson Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual
Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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