Stories of Documentation with Blanche Lonsbury*, Teacher at Cow Hollow School
9:30-11:30 presentation, 11:30-12 School Tour
Collecting and selecting data to use in a classroom can be overwhelming. We either have so much that we don't know what to choose or we have too little because we didn't know what to look for. This workshop aims to give some systems and strategies for collecting and selecting data to use with children and to inform our own practice. Attendees will hear real life stories of such systems and strategies as well as the simple and accessible technology that makes such data collection and selection possible. Attendees will work in small group to practice collecting and selecting data for a variety of purposes, but specifically to use with children and in teacher reflection and curriculum development. The goal is for teachers to leave feeling inspired with a systematic lens with which to collect data and more strategies and ideas for ways to use the data that they have collected.
*Blanche Lonsbury – Blanche has been part of the CHS community in a variety of capacities since 2011. She has acquired a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. She is inspired by children’s natural curiosity and inclination to learn. There have been a myriad of theorist in her studies of Early Childhood Education who have influenced, inspired, and or shifted some facet of her own pedagogy. First and foremost, some of those theorists are the children with whom she feels privileged to learn from and with. She is excited to be here at Cow Hollow and continue learning with the community- parents, teachers, and children