ECPN Conversations V: Part 2
"This Is So Bad!"
Date: January 25th, 2022
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm PST
Join early childhood educators Iryna and Katina with faculty pedagogist Michelle as they share their living inquiry. Through investigating bear scat, the children, educators and families are thinking about the complexities in which we coexist on this land. Katina and Iryna will share the rejuvenation and passion they feel in their work as they move from teaching curriculum to living and learning together. Through their reading of the B.C. Early Learning Framework and engaging in conversations with Michelle, these educators are deconstructing some of the dominant ideas in their practice. This discussion is part of a Series of Conversations ECPN is curating to share pedagogist and educator experiences of creating pedagogical projects in early childhood spaces. For Conversations V: Part 1, read here.
Iryna Mykhaylova immigrated to Canada 13 years ago with her family from the Ukraine. Inspired by her children’s preschool teacher she decided to pursue a career in early childhood education. She has been a mentor for over five years, challenging new early childhood education students to think deeply about their work with children and families.
Katina D’Onofrio was an early childhood education assistant for 12 years. Seeking to improve her professionalism in the field, she completed her ECE training this past year. She continues to discover new things about herself and her practice as she learns alongside children, families and educators.
Michelle Pierce has been working in a variety of positions in the early years field for the last 20 years. A Selkirk College alumni, she is now teaching in the ECCE program. In her role as an ECPN faculty pedagogist, she shares her passion for pedagogical narrations as a way to collect traces of learning and engage in reflective practice.