Play & Learning Stories

Part 1 of 3: Using Observation to Guide Intentional Teaching

In this webinar, we'll learn about observing play and using Learning Stories to develop an intentional teaching response.

This is a recorded session.

by Dr. Sarah Aiono, Longworth (New Zealand)


Certificate available upon completion.


What you'll learn

At the heart of writing Learning Stories is the process of noticing and recognising the learning your children are exploring as they play, and then planning how best to respond to these observations in meaningful way.

  • How to recognize learning in play

  • How to respond meaningfully to learning recognized in your planning

  • How Learning Stories help take you through the observe, recognize and respond flow

Teach with intention!

Using Learning Stories to respond to the learning you see.

What's included

  • Community

    You will gain access to a community of like-minded educators.

  • Livestorm Webinar

    Live instruction with direct access to the trainer and all course materials.

  • Certificate & Replay

    We will provide a certificate upon completion of the course. And you will receive a course replay by email link.

Consultant Dr. Sarah Aiono

Based in New Zealand, Sarah is passionate about play, and specifically helping teachers implement evidence-based play pedagogy with fidelity in their everyday practice.

She has extensive experience as a teacher at all age levels, and those particularly with challenging behaviour and learning needs. Now she mentors and facilitates teacher professional learning as an accredited PD facilitator and Massey University post-graduate course advisor.

In addition, she hosts the popular podcast series Play Conversations on Spotify. She has delivered a number of keynote presentations at education events nationally and internationally. As co-director and CEO of Longworth Education, I support schools to implement evidence-based play pedagogy, and specifically focus on ensuring effective teaching practice within primary school play-based learning environments.