Join our session if you are curious about the remaining 4 Cs! A provocative lens to think about climate change education will be shared with teachers who are motivated to develop their students' understanding and/or action on this pressing issue. One or two inspiring, integrated, peer-reviewed modules from a recent pro-d experience with the Kimberley Foundation will be deconstructed. The session will close with some 'food for thought' on addressing key hurdles about the teaching of the climate crisis in our classrooms.
High School (9-12)
Tom Harding is currently the Head of Science and Strategic Partnerships in Science at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. His passion for engaging high school students in meaningful inquiry has developed over his 25 year career in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Mexico. He designed and implemented the West Vancouver School District’s Environmental Science Academy, a collaborative initiative with federal government researchers at the Pacific Science Enterprise Centre. He was recognized with the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Certificate – 2017). Travis Fuchs is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia and Action Research Specialist at Crofton House School. He is a recipient of both a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship and Killam Doctoral Scholarship for his research in teacher professional development and science education. Prior to his current roles, Travis was a high school and middle school science and learning support teacher. He holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University in Learning and Teaching.