Presenter: Claire Kreuger
Location: Moose Jaw, SK CANADA
Presentation Title: Constructing Identity with an iPad
Presentation Description: “”¦everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
“ Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Join Claire Kreuger as she shares the ways in which she has used iPads in her classroom to help her students construct their own identity. She will show you a variety of different apps and how to use them. This presentation will be useful for all teachers interested in using or improving their use of iPads in their classrooms. It is also of particular interest for teachers in Canada looking for ways to integrate Treaty Education into their programs.
In Saskatchewan, teachers are required to teach Treaty Education at every grade level. This is a program that explores the historical relationship between the First Nations of Canada and the Canadian government. For a variety of reasons, up until now, few teachers, the presenter included, have successfully integrated this area of study into their programs. Over the past school year, with the help of a U of R research team, Claire Kreuger looked at how to use digital storytelling as a way of engaging students with learning about the treaties. She approached this project as a learner herself and aimed to learn and create alongside her students. The central question was “What does it mean to be a treaty person?”