WHAT: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s Teacher’s Day Event
WHEN: Tuesday June 6th, 8 am to 5:30 pm
WHERE: Hilton Toronto Downtown, Toronto, ON
HOW: Cost is $10, registration required,
Canada’s top meteorologists, climatologists, and ocean scientists are inviting teachers to join them for a special one-day event where they will share their expertise and teaching resources for use in the classroom. The annual “Teacher’s Day” event of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) is happening on Tuesday June 6th, at the Hilton Toronto Downtown, as part of the Society’s 51st annual congress.
Organizers of this event worked with teachers to find out what weather, climate and ocean topics are fast becoming a part of their everyday classroom conversations. Together they came up with a Teacher’s Day program focused on sharing resources and knowledge, while aiming to both support the curriculum and meet the practical needs of teachers.
“The Teacher’s Day program at the CMOS congress will address topics like extreme weather, buildings of the future, ocean pollution, and more. Topics that are becoming a high societal priority, but are still often only addressed on a superficial level in schools.” said organizer and atmospheric scientist, Dr. Jim Young “We will be looking at a whole variety of questions. How is the Arctic Ocean changing and what does that mean for indigenous communities? From the clothes that we wear to the buildings that we design, how is weather involved in our day-to-day lives? What is fake weather news, how can you spot the cheaters? Teachers will go away not only with a clearer understanding of these topics, but also with ideas on how to teach them in a classroom setting.”
The content of the program is aimed at middle school (grades 4-9) teachers, but with a focus on the ability to scale the level up, or down, depending on the audience. All teachers are welcome, but pre-registration is required through the CMOS Congress website – [
http://congress.cmos.ca/ ]congress.cmos.ca. There is a nominal charge of
$10 for this full-day event.