Reports on Tapestry offer educators the opportunity to reflect on children’s learning and development, summarising the children’s learning journey so far.
Reports like these might be called different names, such as summative assessment, summary, end of year report etc, but they all share the same purpose of giving educators an opportunity to review and celebrate learning as well as reflect on the next possibilities and opportunities next for the child.
In addition, educators can use these reports to inform families about their children’s progress and learning, particularly during parent-teacher meetings. These reports then form part of the child’s e-portfolio on Tapestry.
Using Reports on Tapestry
Using Reports on Tapestry enables educators to focus on the individual child and the teaching and learning strategies specific to that child. When adding a report to Tapestry, you can easily review a child’s learning journal and their observations for specific outcomes of any learning frameworks you use to guide your curriculum.
You can review any reflections relating to a child, as well as any assessments made in observations via the tracking screens for EYLF, VEYLDF, Montessori and Developmental Milestones to further inform you as you write a child’s summative report. There is a lot of information at your fingertips on Tapestry to complement your knowledge of the child.
Tapestry offers a variety of report templates for you to work from. If you use EYLF, VEYLDF or Montessori as your learning frameworks, you’ll find a couple of user-friendly templates to guide you through summarising the child’s learning journey.
The templates give educators the opportunity to include the child’s voice in the report, providing a place for educators and children to reflect together on the child’s learning journey. Educators can write this online on Tapestry or print it and the child can write or draw their thoughts.
Upload any media such as photos and videos as well as files such as PDFs or word documents. Examples might include:
• Photos and videos of learning experiences.
• Samples of work.
• Individualised Learning Plan (ILP).
Share the reports with families on Tapestry and publish them when they are ready or use them as aids during teacher-parent meetings where educators, children and their families can discuss and look through the child’s online learning journal. Additionally, families can contribute to the report, adding their own voice and providing feedback. They can do this:
• online through their account,
• by printing out a hard copy and filling it in by hand,
• by telling the educator, who can add the contribution on behalf of the family member.
These opportunities for including the child’s and family voices can support the strong relationships and partnerships educators and organisations have with their families.
Reports are another example of how educators, children and families can reflect on learning and celebrate a child’s learning journey as part of their e-profile on Tapestry.
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Upload and share key information in PDF, Word or Excel format and share with fellow educators, parents and organisations.
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