With Chad Carpenter and Lori York of the Vancouver School Board
In which learning settings is two-eyed seeing most impactful? What are the core components of the LEAF Framework? How is it informed by the First People’s Principles of Learning? Chad and Lori are actively engaged in two-eyed seeing through their implementation of the LEAF framework with students from K to 12 across all subject areas. They share their insights and learning stories, which include botanical explorations in bogs, creating gifts for residential school survivors, and watching students take ever-greater leadership roles.
Chad Carpenter (Lheidli T’enneh), resides on the traditional unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓ íl̓ witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Chad is an Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker in both elementary and secondary school settings. He supports Indigenous students and classroom communities to continue our learning journeys toward Truth & Reconciliation and to and learn, acknowledge, and honour our beautiful and diverse Indigenous cultures.
Lori York, Med., resides on the traditional unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓ íl̓ witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations where she researches the intersections between environmental education and Indigenous pedagogy. She works as a District Curriculum & Assessment Mentor for the Vancouver School Board. She specializes in environmental and fine arts education. Her work is focused on training non-Indigenous educators to explore ecological and Indigenous frameworks. She offers professional development workshops on LEAF Pedagogy, Place-Based Learning, and weaving environmental and Indigenous pedagogies together. To learn more about LEAF programming, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Lori’s article The LEAF Project from Green Teacher 131 (Spring 2022) here.