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Professional Learning

Discussing Climate Change in the Classroom (COP 27)

Connect with other teachers whilst gaining ideas on how to discuss climate change in a safe and constructive way with students. This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

November 08, 2022 | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm GMT

Virtual

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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

With COP 27 beginning this week, it is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our relationship with our home planet and the creatures that we share it with, and the climate and ecological emergency that we are living through. Despite the global commitment to tackling climate change, as the IPCC reports and unstable weather events continue to show, it still remains an existential threat that we all need to be concerned about. The climate crisis, however, given its implications for the future of humanity, is a challenging topic to discuss in a safe way with students. 

Join us for a one-hour conversation to look at ways in which to broach this issue in the classroom in a constructive and hopeful way, and to connect with other teachers interested in doing the same. We will provide activities and resources, and there will be the opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other teachers. 

Please note, this session is not about covering the scientific content surrounding climate change, but in helping your students emotionally process the climate and ecological emergency that we are facing.

This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.

4.30pm–5.30pm GMT

Aneira Roose-McClew

Senior Curriculum Developer

Facilitator

Aneira Roose-McClew, Senior Curriculum Developer

Aneira is responsible for creating new educational resources and for supporting programme delivery. Aneira has worked in education since 2010 when she began designing and delivering workshops in creative writing, journalism, and employability skills. Her other roles have included that of a secondary school English teacher, an examiner, and, most recently, an education consultant, where she has advised charities on content development and delivered teacher CPD. She has partnered with organisations such as Camden Summer University, the British Library, and VSO. Aneira is committed to creating dynamic classroom environments that prepare students to be active participants in the world beyond school. She has a BA in English Literature and Language from the University of Oxford.

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