Your Framework Library allows you to activate any set of objectives or framework, which will then be available to link into your stories, plans or teacher portfolio posts.
Educa has pre-loaded frameworks which you can activate or customize. If you can't find what you're looking for, you can create your own. Alternatively, get in touch with Educa Support and we'll be happy to upload it on your behalf.
Activating a Framework
Site Administrators can open the Framework page from the Tools menu. You'll see the pre-loaded frameworks organized by region, in expandable sections.
Open the region your framework is for and locate the framework. Simply check the box to activate the framework and select whether it will be visible for learning stories and/or teacher portfolio posts.
Your changes will save automatically, making the selected framework available to all educators.
Customize a Framework
Any Site Administrator is able to customize a pre-loaded Educa curriculum, changing it to fit your needs. You might also do this if you want your parents to see different snippets in their stories, using the "Alt Story Label" option for each outcome.
Select Customize to the right of your chosen framework and rename it. Click Copy to save the changes.
Now, refresh your page and open up your Owned Framework. A copy of the framework will be sitting here, where you'll need to select whether the framework will be visible for learning stories and/or teacher portfolio posts.
Click Edit to make changes to the framework. Here you'll be abled to add, delete and edit standards. You'll also be able to edit categories and descriptions, to provide specific information to your team.
Snippets (Alt Story Label, showing in Stories)
You can also change the language for each outcome, making it more accessible for parents. Simplifying the language makes education jargon easier to understand and helps you achieve your goal of educating your parents. Simply add the text to the Alt StoryLabel field. The full outcome will still be visible to parents if they click on the outcome in the story.
These changes will save automatically.
Create Your Own Framework
Many services like to showcase their approach or values by adding their proprietary framework into Educa, making it available for linking to stories and plans. These links help your service's voice and philosophy come through in your updates to parents.
Head to the Framework main page and select Create Framework. You'll need to add the framework details before clicking Create.
Start piecing your framework together by creating a Category. This is a useful tool to use to categorise your outcomes.
Once you've added a category, you'll be able to add further sub-categories or you can add Goals. Goals are the outcomes of your framework and are the boxes you check when linking your frameworks to a story, plan or portfolio post.
All of your changes are automatically saved and they will be available for all educators to utilise.