Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN) pedagogists, Chelsea, Lyndsay, and Gloria are concerned with the possibilities of living well together, particularly while in a global pandemic. In this interactive session, we engage with the BC Early Learning Framework as a way of thinking about the creation of more livable worlds. In large and small groups, we invite conversation that examines concepts of collectivity that extends beyond individualistic notions of assessment and evaluation. As settlers to the unceded traditional territory of the First Nation we strive towards deeply situating ourselves within our local contexts. Note this workshop is two hours -- please sign up for Part 1 (workshop session 1) and Part 2 (workshop session 2).
“The Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN) mobilizes the call for transformational change in early childhood education in British Columbia. In collaboration with communities, the ECPN is committed to creating conditions for pedagogical leadership.” www.ecpn.ca
StrongStart educators, Elementary School Teachers K-3
Chelsea Hann is a pedagogist in the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network in the regional areas of Fraser-Fort George and Bulkley-Nechako. Having spent over ten years in a variety of roles with children and families, she found her passion within early childhood education. She continues to ask how education can be ‘thought otherwise’, and what possibilities become evident through relational inquiries. Focusing intently on the rich histories created within situated places, Chelsea strives to co-create vital pedagogical projects with early childhood professionals.
Lyndsay Spencer has been a part of the Prince George early years community for the past 12 years within a variety of capacities. As a pedagogist in the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network, she works with early childhood education programs in the Prince George area. Lyndsay is currently completing a degree in Child and Youth Care through the University of Victoria. She also works as a sessional faculty advisor in the Early Childhood Care and Learning program at the College of New Caledonia. Lyndsay continues to think with the question of how we can create more livable worlds while putting into question taken for granted ways of doing early childhood education.
My name is Gloria Albarracin, and I am one of the pedagogists hosted by the CCRR in Prince George, BC. I was born and raised in Honduras, moving to the United States in 2005. I began a lifelong passion in early childhood education while working in a centre in Washington, DC. Later when my family settled in Texas, I attended San Antonio College and got an Associate Degree in early childhood education. Now twice an immigrant, having moved again from Texas to British Columbia, I continue to hone this passion while also finishing my undergraduate education at the University of Victoria. My commitment to pedagogies concerning social justice for humans and non-humans helps me to identify and challenge the knowledge and power relations that contribute to and support inequities and seek alternative possibilities.