Our History: A Timeline

Cool Timeline

2017
October 13

SALSA Origin

First USA Learning Stories Intensive study in New Zealand. Dr. Annie White organized 9 participants from California to study in New Zealand with Wendy Lee and the Educational Leadership Project (ELP) team. The LS Intensive Study participants included Regan Bynder, Dr. Chris Carducci, Isauro Escamilla, Annette Muse, Lorena Ramos, Dr. Lygia Stebbing, Joyce Stone, Leslie..Read More
October 14

2017 ELP Learning Stories Conference

2017 ELP Learning Stories Conference
SALSA founding members with Dr. Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee at the 2017 ELP Learning Stories conference, Auckland, New Zealand. Conference closing keynote, “Humanizing Assessment in the USA: Learning Stories, Relationship-Driven Work in a Data-Driven World” presented by Annette Muse, Leslie Voss, and Dr. Annie White.
October 18

What’s in a Name?

The SALSA Board of Directors would like to offer some background information on how we came by our name SALSA, which is an acronym for Supporting the Advancement of Learning Stories in America. The genesis of the name and the organization came during the 2017 Learning Stories Intensive Study and ELP Learning Stories Conference, when..Read More
2018
February 20

SALSA’s 1st Steps

From February 2018 to August 2018, SALSA came together to begin planning and implementing next steps.  This included Regan Bynder, Dr. Chris Carducci, Isauro M. Escamilla, Jeannette Mulhern, Annette Muse, Lorena Ramos, Lindsey Shafer, Dr. Lygia Stebbing, Joyce Stone, Leslie Voss, and Dr. Annie White.  SALSA began participating in efforts to advance Learning Stories through..Read More
April 28

Southern California Learning Stories Conference

Southern California Learning Stories Conference
In 2018, SALSA co-hosted two separate conferences in late April/early May, held in southern California at Ventura County Office of Education and also northern California at San Francisco State University. The southern California conference was co hosted with SALSA and Ventura County Office of Education, California State University Channel Islands, Child Development Resources, Child Development..Read More
May 5

Northern California Learning Stories Conference

Northern California Learning Stories Conference
In 2018, SALSA co-hosted two separate conferences in late April/early May, held in southern California at Ventura County Office of Education and also under the incredible leadership of Dr. Lygia Stebbing, in northern California at San Francisco State University. The southern California conference was co hosted with SALSA and Ventura County Office of Education, California..Read More
September 4

Learning Stories Facilitator Inquiry Group Formed

Sept 2018- formed online Learning Stories (LS) Facilitator Inquiry Group. LS Facilitators meeting monthly online in community of practice. LS Inquiry groups at Consumnes River College Child Development Center, Las Americas Early Education School with San Francisco Unified School District, Mills College Children’s School, Santa Barbara County Office of Education and KidZCommunity in Nevada and Placer County. In..Read More
October 16

SALSA Mission and Vision Created

In 2018- SALSA created mission and vision statement: Mission Statement- SALSA advocates for the Learning Stories approach that enhances intentional teaching, reflective practices, and advances equity and diversity by acknowledging early childhood educators, families, and children as both learners and teachers. Vision Statement- SALSA represents children’s learning with integrity and respect, recognizing their individual value and competencies. We advance Learning Stories..Read More
November 1

SALSA Board of Directors Formed

On November 1st, 2018, the Board of Directors formed and officers elected. Board of Driectors- Regan Bynder, Dr. Christine Carducci, Isauro M. Escamilla, Jeannette Mulhern, Annette Muse, Lorena Ramos, Lindsey Shafer, Joyce Stone, Dr. Annie White. Officers-Dr. Annie White, President; Isauro M. Escamilla, Vice President; Dr. Christine Carducci, Secretary; Lindsey Shafer, Treasurer.
2019
May 4

1st National Learning Stories Conference

May 2019-  SALSA co-hosted the first National LS Conference held in Orange County, CA. SALSA co-hosted National LS conference with Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children, Orange County Department of Education, and California State University Channel Islands. Wendy Lee was keynote speaker and an ELP facilitator provided a workshop.
August 16

SALSA Becomes a Non-Profit

In 2019, SALSA granted non-profit status.
October 11

2nd USA Learning Stories Intensive Study

2nd USA Learning Stories Intensive Study
Oct 2019- 2nd USA LS Intensive Study-  Dr. Annie White organized 10 participants from California, Texas, Michigan, Hawaii and Malaysia to study in New Zealand with Wendy Lee and the ELP team. Study participants attended the 2019 Learning Stories in Practice book launch, Learning Stories Conference, where many of the participants provided workshops, visited Mana Tamariki..Read More
October 12

SALSA Advisory Group Formed

The advisory group is formed by the participants of the 2nd Learning Stories Intensive Study group.
2020
January 20

SALSA Logo is Designed

SALSA Logo is Designed
January 2020- SALSA logo is designed
February 18

SALSA Website Launched

The website launched!


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