4th National Learning Stories Conference another Great Success!

More than 300 registrants from three different countries and 17 States attended SALSA virtual Learning Stories Conference held on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The conference theme, “Elevating Learning Stories: Creating Belonging in a Diverse World,” included 10 breakout sessions and inspiring keynote addresses by Wendy Lee, co-author of Learning Stories in Practice and Director of the Educational Leadership Project in New Zealand and Brenda Soutar, who combined understandings from her Māori lived experiences, work with the Māori, and has co-authored several books, including Understanding Te Whāraki and the recent revision to New Zealand national bicultural early childhood curriculum, Te Whāraki. The conference ended with a coffee/wine chat with Dr. Annie White and Wendy Lee, with a special surprise guest appearance by Margaret Carr!!

The SALSA Board would like to offer its heartfelt thanks to Margaret Carr, Brenda Soutar, and Wendy Lee and her colleagues at the Educational Leadership Project, the staff of our sponsor and partner Educa, and the many early learning professionals who gave their time and expertise for this conference event.

Please save the date for next year virtual Learning Stories conference for Oct 1, 2022!