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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 James Joule's Honeymoon, Gilbert Lewis' mysterious death, killer Giant Beavers, and the cross-curricular story of Nylon can help to engage students, illuminate the process of science, and incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science teaching.

This talk will address the importance of storytelling for humanizing scientists and revealing the process of science in science education. Examples of stories (with curricular ties) are included for divisions 2-4, with an emphasis on high school (since that's 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