This online workshop explores the variety of ways early childhood educators document young children’s learning. A growing body of research points at the importance of documenting, monitoring and interpreting learning as it supports our intention to plan in response to children evolving understanding and questions. Examples of documentation will be shared and analysed to build understanding of the’ what, why and how’ of documentation.
Session 1 - 2 hours

Building from the known (including prior knowledge and questions)

The many facets of documentation

The importance of documenting learning
Session 2 - 2 hours

The myriad of ways the learning of individuals and the group can be documented

A cycle of observation, documentation, interpretation and planning

The planning of provocations and invitations that extend or challenge children’s theories
Session 3 - 2 hours

Documentation as listening

Documentation as teacher inquiry

Documentation as planning
Session 4 - 2 hours

Questions, tensions surrounding pedagogical documentation


Ways to incorporate new learning
  • Understand the importance of observation and documentation
  • Deepen understanding of the different ways learning can be interpreted and made visible
  • Know how to plan in response to young children’s thinking
  • Know how to create invitations and provocations that extend or challenge children’s theories
A detailed booklet of Resource Material to accompany the workshop will be shared with participants.
This workshop is best suited for teachers who work in the early years and/or school leaders who would like to deepen their understanding of the documenting learning in the early years and how this impacts on the planning process.
Child centred learning has been Anne's passion for more than 25 years. Anne has worked in schools in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Switzerland, where she took on various positions such as team leader, PYP coordinator and director. Anne used to work at the Canadian International School (Singapore) where she was part of the team that took the school to IB authorisation Anne has been an IB workshop leader since 2005, sharing her passion for young children and play with educators in international schools.

Anne joined Eton House International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centred on young children's competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At Eton House, she first combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, Anne became the Director of this school.

In August 2011, Anne moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern(ISZL). At ISZL, she supported the development of a new vision for learning and teaching in the early years. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making learning visible to others.

Anne moved back to the Netherlands in 2015. This has given her the opportunity to collaborate for two years with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. She has been working on the IB PYP review focusing on learner agency, early years, inquiry and several aspects of 'the learning community'. Anne still works for the IB workshop leader and collaborates with international schools as an independent educational consultant. Since May 2019, Anne also works alongside 4 and 5 year olds at an inner city, candidate PYP school in her home town The Hague.

30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th November 2021

Each Session is for 2 Hours
Zurich - 8:00 am to 10:00 am | Dubai - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm | India 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hong Kong - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Melbourne - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 6
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 8 Professional Development hours.