September 2017

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Date: September 28, 2017

Memorandum to: Early Years Leads

From: Bruce W. Shaw
Student Achievement Division

Subject: Virtual Session: Making the Process of Pedagogical Documentation Come Alive

The Student Achievement Division is pleased to offer an optional virtual session to support K-3 educators in thinking through pedagogical documentation practices, with some focus on moving from pedagogical documentation to writing comments for the Kindergarten Communication of Learning.

These sessions are designed to support the implementation of The Kindergarten Program (2016) and Growing Success: The Kindergarten Addendum (2016) and foster connections across pedagogical approaches K-3.

This virtual session will engage participants in a reflective, co-learning stance as they use a variety of samples of documentation and interactive dialogue to focus on:

  • Using an inquiry stance and working theories (as educators) when analyzing children’s learning and next steps
  • Documenting activities/narratives to leading with the learning
  • Moving from ‘covering’ the Program/curriculum to ‘uncovering’ the learning in relation to the Program/ curriculum
  • Moving from writing comments from an ‘achievement stance’ into a ‘growth stance’

To register, please click on this link. Any questions please contact Stephanie Meinecke at or Dianne Riehl at

Bruce W. Shaw
Student Achievement Division