LEARN HOW TO CONFIDENTLY CREATE EVIDENCE

FOR ACCREDITATION AND BEYOND

in 35 days

(Without the raging overwhelm, crippling doubt and confusion!)

If you’re a student teacher, in your first year out (or have been teaching for a few years) and you’re looking to fulfil accreditation or course requirements, then you probably already know that you need to create a portfolio of practice.

So, I’ll spare you the spiel.

No need to be a broken record and convince you of something that’s already been drilled deep into your professional mind.

After all, you probably already know that, creating an online portfolio of practice is the tipping point that will allow you to understand your  teaching better, leverage your time, increase your impact on your students and, most importantly, help you to celebrate all that you do in this hectic #teacherlife.

You’ve probably also heard that portfolios are now a requirement for all graduating teachers and for the more experienced; right up to Highly Accomplished and Lead level.

Here's what you

Might Not Know

Even if you’re lucky enough to have a mentor, a place to store your evidence and some experience with the standards (lucky you)… creating a successful online portfolio can…

Help you measure and celebrate your practice

Even if you’re happy with where your practice is right now.  Reflecting regularly, against the standards will reveal how great you really are at your job and what an amazing impact you’re having on your students.  You’ll be more confident, less stressed and in totally in control. Your colleagues will be blown away by your renewed sense of purpose.

Significantly Boost the Positive Impact you have on your students and colleagues

Stopping to reflect and having the right knowledge and tools to understand what that shows about your teaching can reveal some amazing new learning and growth opportunities for you. That means purposeful professional learning, increased outcomes for all your students and (if you’re lucky enough to have one) a very happy line manager who knows exactly how to support you going forward

Give you an opportunity to connect and learn from other educators

This can lead to making new and powerful connections with teachers from outside of your site. Sharing learning and teaching ideas and resources and seeing how they implement aspects of their practice. It provides the perfect opportunity to connect with a new virtual mentor or play that role for someone else.

Save you time and stress

When you create a powerful portfolio of practice you ensure that you’re spending your time on the right things. Proactive reflection means that you have everything you will need for accreditation and registration already. You can use all that extra time however you like. Family? Fishing? Shopping? The world’s your oyster!

Even though the reasons to pursue an awesome online portfolio are a complete no-brainer the path to doing it successfully is anything but

Start Creating Evidence? Awesome.

But where on earth do I start?

Perhaps in your most courageous moments you’ve made the commitment to start?

You’ve taken photographs of students working, kept copies of lesson plans and student work and placed them in a box or folder for later.

If you’re super committed, maybe you even invested in an Edufolio (or some type of website builder) assuring yourself that you’ll use it in the mystical, yet elusive, “someday”. Maybe in the school holidays? It’s too early to start now anyway…surely

But, even with the best intentions, some educators end up abandoning their evidence portfolio.  Leaving them feeling the pressure of an impending deadline to submit.

Here’s why so many educators don’t get it done.

Understandably, without a super clear, step-by-step process, most educators get completely overwhelmed.

They fall victim to paralysing gaps in knowledge, understanding and confidence. They often simply don’t have the support they need to see the wood for the trees.  The vague way accreditation and evidence creation is sometimes shared with us, can make the whole thing feel scary, overwhelming and ridiculously disconnected from your purpose as a teacher.

Here’s why this is super damaging to you and your practice.

As an already busy educator with students to teach, lessons to plan, books to mark and the never ending lists of jobs to do, you literally can’t afford the time to work on something that has no meaning to you.

And the moment you get lost in the confusion of it all, you begin to doubt yourself, your practice and the point of the whole process!

Therefore, having a strong  evidence, in which you are confidently growing and sharing your practice, is something you NEED to get right the first time.

There are so many educators out there who are stuck,  unable to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow, to celebrate and to re-connect with why you do all this hard work in the first place.

Which means…

You get the opportunity to stand out from the crowd.  To present yourself as chief learner in your own classroom. To take the reins and show ‘em what you know and where you’re going next.

That is… if you can avoid some of those crushing evidence creation mistakes that others are making.

The 4 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make Right Now

To Create Awesome Evidence

(and avoid the trap of overwhelm, lack of time and doubt!)

This is a process that’s being done to me. 

(This is not for my students or me!)

You have complete control over how you view this process.  Yes, you need to jump through some hoops to get a certificate or a great grade at uni BUT…

is that all you want to do here?

This isn’t about anyone but you, your students and your growth as an educator. Most educators approach this accreditation thing as just another thing they have to do. But the thing is, you’re seriously missing out on some awesome learning and celebrations if that’s all you see it as. Time to respect this process for what it is. A chance for you to learn how you’re impacting on hundreds of lives everyday and  celebrate. A chance for you to learn your growth spots and develop your capacity.

I’m not ready for this and I have no idea what I need to get started 

(You’re doubting yourself and your confidence is not where it should be)

If you’re not sure if you’re “good enough” yet or whether what you’ve collected is the “stuff” you need.

If you’re questioning what you should be writing about, then we need to get you re-connected with those standards!

It’s time to re frame those focus areas and crack their code.

Time to realise that they contain everything you need to answer all your questions and calm those doubts.

You have the power to validate your own evidence. The secrets are in those focus areas We’ve got this!

I don’t have time for this

(I’m busy teaching, marking, assessing, communicating with parents…)

Let’s be real here. Often, we decided there’s no time for this because, although we’ve made the decision to give it a go, the advice we seek from forums, Facebook groups, the department and our colleagues can overwhelm us, get on top of us and make us feel like it’s all too hard.

If we focus our attention, step-by-step, on the right things, this process becomes valuable and empowering.

Your practice is important.

It’s important for your well being as a teacher – you need time to connect with why you’re doing what you’re doing and the results you’re having.

It’s important for your students too. They want a happy, enthusiastic, empowered and inspired educator.

Yes.

This is the process to do all that.

You have time for this.

This is important.

This is how you Grow.

If I gather things in a box, folder or my head, that’ll make it easier

(I just need to go over it “later” and identify the standards)

Many educators, start to take photos, gather samples, photocopy work and file it all away as potential evidence.

They think “Yep, I’ll get back to it” and give themselves a pat on the back for being so organised.

Your evidence and your artefacts, need context to make sense and to provide you with the information you need to grow. Giving you the chance you deserve to celebrate your work.

If they’ve been in a box for months (maybe years…) you’re going to have to take the time to think back and re-connect with that context and impact.

You need to be proactive with your reflections.

Regular, short moments of connected, reflection that’s just in time.

This is a continuous practice that supports you and your students to grow.

Add those little bytes of information up, connect them together, and you’ll have a powerful story of practice based on what you’ve been doing anyway.

Shh…I’m going to let you in on a

Little Secret

Even though hundreds of thousands of educators are attempting to pull together their evidence of practice right now – they’re not all clear about the real “why” behind it.

A few people will look back at their collection with a sense of pride, a feeling of having grown in some way and a desire to keep going and see what’s next. Others will just be glad to hand it over and never think about it again.

And the main reason for this, as you’ve likely understood by now, is that whilst the barriers to gathering evidence are relatively low…

… the barriers towards making that evidence work hard for you are fairly high.

But, as long as you can shift your mindset towards a truly awesome portfolio of practice (full of insightful evidence that lights you up), the path is paved for you and your fulfilling, exciting and life changing career.

A career in which you feel confident that you are making a difference, you know how you’re doing it and how you could do it even better.

A career where you use the standards to help you have deep learning conversations. Where the paperwork and hoop jumping is just an aside that happens along the way.

You have a career that fulfils you and in which you feel something many educators do not, celebrated.

The key ingredient to great evidence is a set of powerful reflections of your practice.

And, with your permission, that’s what I’d love to show you how to create.

“Being mentored by Selena for the last two years has completely changed the way I think about my teaching practice and instilled in me a quiet confidence. She is relentlessly positive, with the ability to gently nudge people out of their comfort zones and to see their potential future directions. It is mostly because of her that I am currently going through the accreditation process.

K. Zagotsis, Teacher

Reflecting is seen as something you do to get accreditation and then you’re done, but I’ve learnt from Selena that it’s a way to ensure you’re always growing as a teacher. When I graduated, I knew what I needed to do and how to engage with the standards as a teacher.”

G. Wells, Teacher

Introducing the…

The complete step-by-step program for confidently creating evidence of impact

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from working with thousands of educators across Australia  (Through Edufolios; as a lecturer at Flinders University; training through department  programs and coaching people through their reflective practice) and channeled it into a comprehensive, step-by-step program. A program that, not only teaches you the high level understanding of reflective practice against the teaching standards, but the actual, execution of how you use that to meet accreditation, find areas of growth for yourself and celebrate the impact you have on your students and colleagues everyday.

The Evidence Engine isn’t so much a training program in evidence creation, as it is a guide to becoming a confident, reflective practitioner who really is striving to be the best they can be.

Yes, you’ll learn the strategies to help you get the evidence you need for accreditation, but more importantly, you’ll have a meticulous, step-by-step plan that leaves no stone upturned, ensures your valuable time is put to good use and leaves you celebrating all that you are as an educator.

The end result: An incredibly confident teacher who can use the standards to lift their practice, create impact for their students and teach others to do the same.

The Evidence Engine is the ONLY program of its kind that…

  1. Teaches you how to measure your impact and celebrate it
  2. Gives you the confidence to start reflecting (and gathering evidence) right now
  3. Gives you short cuts and focus so you can save your precious time
  4. Connects the reflection and accreditation process to your current, everyday practice
  5. Shows you how to unlock the secrets in the standards that will really help you to stand out.

So if you’re ready to finally start reflecting on your practice, creating amazing evidence, while avoiding the trap of overwhelm, doubt and lack of time

Here's how we'll help you get there:

The Evidence Engine - On Multiple Devices

Knowing Where we’re Going

With so much information out there it’s a good idea to start with the end in mind.  So, in this module we’re going to clear the noise and connect with what the end looks like.  We’re going to get super focused and get a really clear understanding of what you’re doing, what it should look ad fell like and WHY you’re doing it in the first place.

Module Highlights:

  • We’ll look at some great examples of REAL portfolios of practice
  • You’ll take a quiz to discover exactly what your goal is for your portfolio
  • You’ll learn why perfectionism might be holding you back and, instead how “reflectionism” is going to propel your forward
  • We’ll identify, name and begining to remove any barriers that stand in your way to success

Uncovering the Hidden Secrets of the Focus Areas

Now you know exactly where you’re going and why you’re really doing this it’s time to start gaining confidence in what’s expected of you. The answers, are all in the Focus Areas and in this module, I’m going to show you exactly how to use the Focus Areas to your advantage. We’re talking some serious time savers, clarity over whether you’ve got the right artefacts and stories and an enormous amount of confidence boosting here!

Module Highlights:

  • Learn the secrets to the structure of the Teaching Standards
  • Unlock the key to finding the exact phrasing you need for your career stage
  • Flex your new Focus Area identifying muscles by checking some evidence for us (with instant feedback)

The Art of the Artefact

You’ve got the secrets to making those standards work for you, now it’s time to find the artefacts from your practice to back it all up! In this module we explore where to find them, what a good one looks like, what to do with one and how to get organised and find the time to plan for reflection and annotation. Remember, we want to reduce the stress and focus on the progress you and your students are making together.

Module Highlights:

  • Explore popular frameworks for annotating Artefacts such as PMI, PIN, STARL and CARES
  • Look an example of a quality artefact and know exactly what you’re supposed to do
  • Explore how to deal with tricky FAs with multiple elements to cover
  • understand word limits and expectations at different career stages
  • Apply what you’ve now know by finding an artefact in your own practice and tearing it apart!

Measuring Your Impact

(on your kids, your colleagues and more)

The standards are all about increasing your ability to have an impact on others. In Modules 1-3 we learnt where to find and define what that impact should be. Now, let’s explore how we can measure the degree of impact we’re having. In this module we re-connect with the REAL reason we’re doing this work and learn some tips and tricks to measure and record impact easily.

Module Highlights:

  • Get to grips with the awesome acclerated learning cycle
  • Choose, and plan to use, a lesson activity template guaranteed to help you to record progress and impact in learning
  • Plan to identify artefacts of growth and impact and use them to celebrate with your kids during your lesson
  • Access our Evidence Set Checklist

Validated

You’re finally going to put everything you’ve learnt into practice. This is it. Time to shine! In this module you’re going to get some support and validation about how you’re applying what you’re learning. Even better than that, you’re going to get a chance to validate someone else’s evidence; learning from them as you go. A great opportunity to find a new mentor by being one yourself.

Module Highlights:

  • Create your evidence set
  • Share your evidence set with another course member and give and receive feedback
  • Explore how to deal with tricky FAs with multiple elements to cover
  • Write another reflective post (standard 6!) about the impact that this feedback has had on your understanding

Organised, Clear and Purposeful Reflection

Now you’ve tamed the evidence beast and learnt it’s secrets. You can confidently reflect on your everyday practice and easily identify the evidence, the artefacts and find the time to connect it all together. Better than that, you are empowered to share this skills and boost others at your site! (That’s very highly accomplished of you!)

In this module we look at what’s next. We explore how to use the evidence and artefacts you’ve gathered to identify (and celebrate) your strengths and find your growth spots. We’ll explore heat mapping and how to use them to set goals for yourself and others. You’ll set yourself a goal and go round again. Using your new skills to identify the Focus Areas and standards you’ll cover, find the artefacts to support it and review your response. You’ve got this!

Module Highlights:

  • Look at example heatmaps and learn how to read them
  • Create a heatmap of your own practice
  • Learn to interpret your own data and set goals from it
  • Set yourself a goal for your next area of growth /evidence set

Let me say this upfront...

In the Evidence Engine, you’re going to get clarity, confidence and a clear system that will make gathering evidence easier and more meaningful. You’ll develop evidence sets with clarity certainty celebration less stress and in far less time

By the end of these 30 days, you’ll have received access to the first four modules. You’re going to have had the opportunity to gain clarity over what’s expected, what’s possible and how to actually make it happen. You will have begun to understand the standards like never before and have already accessed tips and tricks that will focus you and save you hours

If you don’t feel like you’re on your way to confidently creating an amazing evidence set within those 30 days then simply reach out, show us you’ve done the work and we’ll refund your investment in full. More details here.

Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:

The Complete Evidence Engine Training Program (Value $990 AUD)

PLUS

  • Bonus 1: Lesson Ideas for encouraging Impact  (Value $100 AUD)
  • Bonus 2Private, Members Only Facebook Group for 10 weeks of community and accountability (Value $200 AUD)
  • Bonus 3Weekly Q +A Sessions with Selena for Troubleshooting and Clarity in the Private Facebook Group (Value $450 AUD)

Total Value: $500 AUD

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $1740 AUD

But, when you enrol today you'll get access to everything for just:

Pay Monthly

3 Monthly Payments of

$225

OR

Pay Upfront

a single payment of

$650

Edufolios Members...

Check your email for a discount code that saves you $200 off the full price!

Frequently Asked Questions

What our most successful students ask before enrolling in the Evidence Engine

0 years.  I mean that.  There is absolutely no prerequisite of time for beginning your portfolio. 

In fact, the earlier you start the more evidence of your growth and impact you’re going to have. 

The more evidence of impact you have the more celebrating you get to do.

The answer to “when should I start reflecting” is always NOW.

This course is for anyone who wants to reflect and create evidence of practice at ANY  career stage. 

We’re going to be working on skills that you will use throughout your whole career. Skills that will help you validate your impact, celebrate your work and show you how to work even more efficiently to increase that impact.

In short, the busier you are, the MORE you need a scaffold to success that helps you get results fast.

The Evidence Engine is full of tricks tips and shortcuts that will help you gather powerful evidence super quickly.  

As you’re gathering that evidence you’re going to learn more and more about yourself as an educator.

That’s fine! In fact, the whole point of the Evidence Engine is to give you a step by step process you can use, to turn what you do everyday at uni or in the classroom into quality evidence.

Not having any evidence is not a problem because, by the end of the course, you will have written an awesome piece, validated it and have a step by step process to follow to gather as many evidence pieces as you like!

Oh i hear you! Facebook groups and templates on resources sites can leave you with too much information and in some cases, dare I say it, a structure that  makes you take the LOOONG way round.

The Evidence Engine is based on my years of experience working with reflective practice and portfolios and I will most definitely not only explain what Rich Evidence is. I’ll help you create it, validate it and understand it so well you can teach someone else how to do it (That’s so HA by the way)

That’s completely up to you 🙂 

In total, this course represents twenty hours of professional learning.  How you choose to schedule those hours is completely up to you 🙂 

When you sign up for the Evidence Engine, you get lifetime access.  This means that you can work at your own pace and around all the other commitments that pull at you.  You can take your time or blast through.  You’re in control.

No.

I have designed the course to release new content on a weekly basis. This is because, I want to avoid any further sense of overwhelm and give you the information in digestible chunks.   

(No rushing ahead Hermionie! This is about quality and mastery not speed)

You will get instant access to the course, the course guide, welcome module and any bonuses you collected along the way. 

Module one starts on the 5th of August and the rest will follow 7 days after the next.

We also have an implementation week on the 2nd of September where I give you time to go and put into practice what you learnt in modules 0-5 and bring it back for review in module 6. 

Yep! I don’t want you to foot the bill unless The Evidence Engine really is the missing link between you and an amazing set of evidence for your portfolio. 

That’s why i’m giving you a FULL 30 days to put the plan into action before making a final commitment.  If you do the work (details here) and decide this course is not right for you, just let me know and we will refund your investment.

Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:

The Complete Evidence Engine Training Program (Value $990 AUD)

PLUS

  • Bonus 1: Lesson Ideas for encouraging Impact  (Value $100 AUD)
  • Bonus 2Private, Members Only Facebook Group for 10 weeks of community and accountability (Value $200 AUD)
  • Bonus 3Weekly Q +A Sessions with Selena for Troubleshooting and Clarity in the Private Facebook Group (Value $450 AUD)

Total Value: $500 AUD

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $1740 AUD

But, when you enrol today you'll get access to everything for just:

Pay Monthly

3 Monthly Payments of

$225

OR

Pay Upfront

a single payment of

$650

Edufolios Members...

Check your email for a discount code that saves you $200 off the full price!

Evidence Engine is PERFECT for you if…

  1. You’re just getting started with your evidence collecting and want to make sure you absolutely nail it, straight out of the gate by using the most insightful, easy-to-follow evidence gathering strategies.
  2. You’ve been trying to put your evidence together for months (maybe years) but haven’t got the clarity you were hoping for to give you the confidence that what you’ve gathered is right and celebrates your impact. 
  3. You already know what artefacts you need. Sure, you may have a folder or a box full of examples and, as you go through the evidence engine you’ll be able to make small tweaks around how you use and annotate those examples to strengthen your evidence set. 
  4. You have no problem investing a couple of hours a week as long as you know that every bit of energy you invest is a strategic and meaningful step forward in developing a rich, detailed and powerful evidence set. 
  5. In fact, you’re ALREADY investing time and energy doing things like writing in a journal, gathering samples of work together, meeting with a mentor, thinking deeply about your lessons and other things you hear you “need” to be doing. Only problem is, without a clear strategy that helps you tie all this together, you’ve started to loose focus and are beginning to feel a overwhelmed by the whole process. 
  6. You care, deeply, about the impact you’re making on the lives and progress of your students. You get skeptical about the standards and their place in creating that impact. Infact you sometimes find yourself being quite frustrated that this process even exists! That’s why you appreciate how The Evidence Engine teaches you how to see a new intention for those focus areas that has nothing to do with proving yourself and everything to do with celebrating growth in learning and teaching for you and your students. 
  7. You’re excited to get some clarity about what’s expected, what’s possible and how you can save yourself time. Even if you’ve been side-tracked and let down beforem you’re currently feeling a wave of renewed optimism, knowing that, by this time tomorrow, you can be plugging yourself into an easy-to-follow yet super effective process for catalysing your evidence gathering and compounding the impact you’re having on your students everyday 
  8. You feel confident grabbing your access details knowing that you have 14 days to test it out: It’s simple. Either you do the work and experience your clarity, confidence and a BIG A HA moment within those 14 days or you shoot me and the team a quick message asking us to undo this whole “let’s quickly sort out this evidence stuff” experiment.

If you said “yes” to at least 3 of the above, I can’t wait to meet you inside The Evidence Engine!

Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:

The Complete Evidence Engine Training Program (Value $990 AUD)

PLUS

  • Bonus 1: Lesson Ideas for encouraging Impact  (Value $100 AUD)
  • Bonus 2Private, Members Only Facebook Group for 10 weeks of community and accountability (Value $200 AUD)
  • Bonus 3Weekly Q +A Sessions with Selena for Troubleshooting and Clarity in the Private Facebook Group (Value $450 AUD)

Total Value: $500 AUD

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $1740 AUD

But, when you enrol today you'll get access to everything for just:

Pay Monthly

3 Monthly Payments of

$225

OR

Pay Upfront

a single payment of

$650

Edufolios Members...

Check your email for a discount code that saves you $200 off the full price!