Picture This: Better Photos, Better Captions, Better Documentation

Parents these days expect to know a lot about their child’s day – and many of them expect to see it through photos and videos. No matter your phone or camera’s quality, it’s a real human that’s taking those photos and writing those captions: are you doing it well? Does your documentation tell the story of the learning and joy that happens in your programs, or are they just another ‘thing’ to check off?

In this training, we’ll uncover some of what makes photos and captions successful (or unsuccessful), comparing and contrasting each for the information they provide and their aesthetic qualities. We’ll go over quick tips for better photographs (even if you’re “not a photographer”) and an easy-to-adapt formula for captions that will ensure your work is well-received.

95 in stock

$18.00

Date And Time

This training takes place 08/11/2022 at 8:00 PM Central Time, USA.
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Length

60 Minutes


Learning Goals

Attendees will:

  • Evaluate what makes snapshot (photos, short videos, and their captions) documentation successful or unsuccessful
  • Compare a variety of photos from childcare settings and discuss what makes them interesting, unique, and/or informative
  • Examine photo captions that lack life and rewrite them to include quality information and joy

Trainer

Samantha Balch


Competency Area

Family Community Relationships

(Note that competency areas vary by region.  Our certificates display the proper terminology for an attendee’s location)

Content Level

Beginner / Intermediate


Target Audience

  • Family Child Care Providers
  • Child Care Center Teachers
  • Child Care Center Directors
  • Head Start Teachers
  • Head Start Administrators
  • Early Head Start Teachers
  • Service Coordination Staff
  • Technical Assistance Specialists
  • Home Visitors

Age Group Focus

  • Infants (birth to 12 months)
  • Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
  • Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
  • School-Age (5 years to 12 years)

National Administrator Credential Approved

No


 

Certificates

While we hope you attend our sessions for the content, we know certificates are important. A link to a short evaluation is shared at the end of each live on-line session. Complete this evaluation, and a personalized PDF certificate of participation is generated and emailed to you. In-service training requirements vary depending on location. Below, you’ll find info on where our certificates are currently accepted. We’re always working to gain approval in more locations.


United States


Canada

  • Alberta | We have been informed that Alberta does not have a pre-approval process and that our certificates contain the required information to be accepted as in-service training.
  • British Columbia | Explorations Early Learning was told that in BC, “professional development is assessed on a case by case basis after the workshop has been completed, and the certificate has been received.” Our certificates contain all the information required for approval, and our sessions cover topics that are traditionally approved.

Australia

We have not yet had time to dig into approval requirements for in-service trainings in any Australian states. It’s on the to-do list.


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Support

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Technology

Live sessions take place via the ZOOM meeting platform. On-Demand sessions are hosted here at explorationsearlylearning.com. You can access all sessions from almost any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a decent internet connection. If you’re reading this sentence, your device can access our sessions. Devices with larger screens provide a more enjoyable user experience.


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Recording

We record all sessions. If there are technical problems while attending a live session, or you are unable to attend live, we can set you up with access to the session’s recording. Recordings are available within 24 hours of the live event. Please note that certificates are invalid in some locations if the attendee views a recording.


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