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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.


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Thursday, February 24 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Importance of Storytelling for Science Education: Weird, Funny, Useful.

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How killer giant beavers, the debate between the spermists and the ovists, and the cross-curricular story of nylon can help engage students, illuminate the process of science, and incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science practice. This talk will address the importance of storytelling for humanizing scientists and revealing the process of science in science education. I have included some of my favorite stories that can be slipped into science lessons for divisions 2-4 (although high school is my world). Attendees will leave with some stories they likely haven’t heard before, and concrete ideas for using stories to help incorporate indigenous perspectives into their classroom.

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Reuben Mahaffy

Science Teacher, Spruce Grove Composite High School
Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. He considers storytelling to be a core feature of his practice, and is always looking to collect new... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded