Educa's Planning feature can be used for a few different purposes: You can set up individual or group goals for children, strategic goals for your service, and more. This article will help with linking these plans to other documents around Educa to demonstrate your process and provide context.

You'll need to start by creating a template and writing a plan

Linking to Learning Stories

You can link plans to a story once you have written the main body of your story. 

If it is an individual story, you'll only see the plans for the child the story is for. 

If it is a group story, you'll see all the plans for all children linked to the story. When published, a parent will only see the plan for their child attached. 

You'll be able to view and edit the plan before publishing your story, allowing you to update you plan with relevant progressions.

Once your plan is publish, a link to the plan will display in the story and a like to the story will display in the plan. 

Linking to Forms

If a question on a form allows you to attach evidence, you will be able to use the Copy Educa Item option and attach a plan as evidence.

This will allow you to select from all of the plans you have created, and the selected plan will automatically be converted into a PDF and attached to your form. 

If you download your form you'll still be able to access the linked plan as an electronic PDF. 

Linking to Teacher Portfolio Posts

On each post you add to your Teacher Portfolio, you'll be able to link your plan. Once you've written your post, use the Copy Educa Item option and attach a plan as evidence.

This will allow you to select from all of the plans you have created, and the selected plan will automatically be converted into a PDF and attached to your post. 

Linking to Plan

Link one plan to another is a really useful way of demonstrating your cycle and the continued progression of the child's development. 

Prior to publishing your plan, use the Link to Plans option to select the other plans you wish to link to. The selected plan will automatically be converted into a PDF and attached to your plan.

Any parent with access to the plan you are writing will be able to see all of the linked plans.

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