Connected Educators Webinar: How Educators are Addressing Climate Change and Leading Climate Action

Climate change is affecting us all. According to the 2018 report from the International Panel on Climate Change, we have just over a decade to take climate action to greatly reduce the negative impacts of human life on our planet.

This requires significant environmental, economic and cultural shifts towards sustainability in every aspect of our lives. Educators at every level can help these shifts happen quickly, and simultaneously help their students develop Ontario's 21st century learning competencies. This webinar will share inspiring practices of educators who are addressing climate change and leading climate action in their K-12 and post-secondary classrooms. By weaving together aspects of the Ontario curriculum, Indigenous Education, and Equity, these educators are helping students develop competencies in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity & innovation. Join us for this webinar with AQ instructors Pam Miller (TDSB) and Hilary Inwood (OISE) as they share the promising practices of eco-champion educators from across the GTA.

Subject Matter Experts:  Hilary Inwood and Pam Miller

Dr. Hilary Inwood is a teacher educator, researcher, and artist who leads the Environmental & Sustainability Education Initiative at OISE. She co-developed and teaches OISE’s Additional Qualification courses in Environmental Education. Her research focuses on developing teachers’ knowledge and skills in environmental literacy and environmental art education. Her work extends beyond classrooms into school gardens, outdoor education centres, parks and galleries.

Pam Miller is presently the EcoSchools Instructional Leader with the Toronto District School Board and has over 28 years of experience working in education as an outdoor and environmental educator and a classroom teacher. In her current role, she works with a wide variety of education professionals and students, supporting them as they engage in environmental programs and actions that contribute to a healthier, greener, more sustainable future. She is most passionate about cultivating practices at schools that foster deep relationships with nature, place and communities and helping champion issues that matter to students.


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