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Accomplishments by Annie White


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • Shared Voices: Learning Stories, a Pathway to Strengthen Relationships with Homeless Young Children and Families. American Educational Research Association (AERA). New York, NYC..
  • "Simms/Mann Faculty Fellowship 2015-2016." with S. Garrity and A. Segers. Poster delivered at Zero to Three Conference. San Diego, CA. Dec 1, 2017.
  • Humanizing Assessment:The Learning Story Narrative Approach- Relationship Based Work in Data Driven Worlds. with A. Muse and L. Voss. Zero to Three Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Using Learning Stories as a Pathway to Engage Families in Authentic Dialogue. with W. Lee. Region 9 Head Start Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference. Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Humanizing Assessment in the USA-Learning Stories: Relationship-Driven Work in a Data-Driven World. with A. Muse and L. Voss. Celebrating Learning Stories Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Humanizing Assessment:The Learning Story insights from New Zealand - Practicing Value Driven Work in a Data Driven World. with A. Muse and L. Voss. National Association of Education for Young Children. San Francisco, CA.

Other Activities:

  • "Simms/Mann Faculty Fellowship." Simms/ Mann 2nd Year Fellowship, Simms/Mann. $5000. 2018.
  • Simms/Mann Faculty Fellowship. Simms/Mann Institute. 2018.


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • My Story: Making Learning Visible. with J. Delgado, H. Winters, and C. Ventura. Early Childhood Leadership. Santa Barbara, California.
  • "Engaging Families in School Readiness: A Pathway for Authentic Dialogue." Poster delivered at Zero to Three Conference. New Orleans, Lousiana. Dec 8, 2016.
  • Learning Stories: A New Pathway to the Essential Policies and the DRDP. WestEd Program for Infant Toddler Care Demonstation Sites. WebEx.
  • Learning Stories a Unique Assessment Approach for Teachers and Parents to Collaborate through the Sharing of Stories. Michigan Inspire Conference. Lansing, Michigan.
  • Observation through the Journey of Discoveries- Creative Curriculum and DRDP. California Department of Education: EHS-CC Partners Conference. Redding, California.
  • The Power of Learning Stories and Connecting with Families. Early Childhood Leadership. Santa Barbara, California.
  • Journey of Discoveries: A Process of Authentic Dialogue and Collaboration Using Technology to Document Children's Learning through Loose Parts. with L. Shafer. Early Learning Summer Institute. Santa Barbara, California.
  • Honoring Diverse Perspectives: Engaging Families through Culturally Effective Practices. City of Phoenix Infant Toddler Summit. Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Learning Stories used with California‚Äôs State Early Childhood Assessment Tool-DRDP. with S. Trujillo and J. Escamilla. Inspire. New Zealand.


  • "Creating New Pathways for Dialogue: Collaboration of Diverse Voices." NHSA DIALOG. Vol. 19 No. 1 Winter Feb 20, 2017. 60-88. (
  • Simms/Mann Institute 2016 ThinkTank. Los Angeles, California: Simms/Mann Istititute, 2017.
  • Enhancing Family Engagement: A Collaborative Model using Learning Stories to Strengthen Relationships between Teachers, Parents/Guardians, and Infants and Toddlers.. Santa Monica, California: Simms/Mann Institute, 2016. (

Other Activities:

  • "Simms/Mann Fellowship." Simms/Mann Faculty Fellowship Award, Simms/Mann Institute. 5,000. 2016.


Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Engaging Young Children in STEM Learning." with K. Worth, L. Daly, and M. Beloglovsky. Panel discussion at The Early Childhood STEM Institute. San Diego, California, Feb 18, 2016.
  • Engaging Families in STEM: A Pathway for Authentic Dialogue. National Head Start Association Family Parent and Family Engagement. San Diego, California.
  • Creating New Pathways for Dialogue: Engaging Families in School Readiness. Family Engagement and Cultural Competence. Maui, Hawaii.