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Stories to Reflect, Connect and Understand: Learning Stories to Support Children, Families and Educators
Hilltop Children's Center
Seattle, WA
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Saturday Seminars: Stories of Children's Learning
"Stories to Reflect, Connect and Understand: Learning Stories to Support Children, Families and Educators "

Sat, Oct 10th, 2020

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

Facilitated by Shalla Sayed (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


In this session we'll look at several types of Learning Stories and seek to understand how they can deepen our classroom anti-bias practices; support our children in building their self-identity and empathy, empower educators to create responsive curriculum that honors every child, and engage families in understanding the value of play-based learning through the stories of their own children's experiences.

This 75 minute workshop is an opportunity to dive deeper into ways we can support children's learning pathways. Join us as we look at how different stories and writing styles can help build community in the classroom and work towards stronger partnerships with parents.

Why I Should Attend:

Not everything needs to be a story of assessment. A magical moment, anecdote, video or child's voice can be just as engaging and help adults understand, connect, and reflect on what the child is experiencing.

This workshop takes a look at how stories can be a standalone window, mirror, and sliding door into a child's learning as well as how it ultimately be incorporated into a richer learning story.

About the Presenter

Shalla Sayed is an educator at Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle (on the tradition lands of the Duwamish Tribe), where she has worked for more than 8 years. She has been in the field for over 15 years.

Shalla helps to guide professional development for Hilltop faculty including our public lecture series called the Educator Discussion Series

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.
Tuesday Jan 12, 2021 5:30 PM - Tuesday Jan 12, 2021 7:00 PM | 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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