Year: 2010-2011 – Province: Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement Recipient
P.O. Box 749
Riverton, MB R0C 2R0
Principal: Thomas Kowalchuk
School Tel.: 204-378-5135
School Fax: 204-378-5201
School Email: email@example.com
Subjects and grades taught: Math for grades 9 to 12
Teaching approachTechno-guru Tamara Einarson is your go-to teacher for anything related to online learning or ICT. Ms. Einarson is forever finding ways to use technology in her classroom and happily shares her findings with her fellow teachers. She communicates with her students through a wiki, and leads them in the creation of stop-motion animations to illustrate what she readily admits are “less than engaging” topics in math. Ms. Einarson has an uncanny ability to show students how different disciplines interact with each other and it’s not uncommon to find her partnering with the woodworking teacher or the geography teacher on various projects.
- Students are expected to maintain a learning portfolio that they develop over the course of their high school years. Ms. Einarson investigated ways to maintain this digital ar chive and worked with a colleague to create an easy-to-use portfolio template.
- One of the early adopters of laptops in the classroom, Ms. Einarson spearheaded an initiative to secure a laptop cart for the school, which makes laptops available for all the students in the class. Not only does she use the cart in her own class, but she oversees its use by other teachers.
- Ms. Einarson was part of a school contingent that travelled to remote northern communities from which Riverton Collegiate draws a number of students. As an ambassador for the school, she connected with potential students and established the groundwork for an easier transition from their home community.
"Tammy Einarson is someone who has instilled the love of learning in her students and colleagues of Riverton Collegiate. (…) I often feel we ‘shock’ many parents/community members with the amazing projects our students showcase in their portfolios. Tammy is the role model for her fellow teachers and passes on her knowledge to us as well as students."
"In the many activities she is involved in, school, community and personal, Tammy has always demonstrated passion, patience and persistence. She dedicates endless hours to assist in so many activities."
Former teacher and current colleague