What is the Royal Meteorological Society’s Teacher Internship Scheme?
Teachers work with the Society in the summer break to develop stimulating, curriculum linked teaching resources in weather and climate. The scheme involves spending a day working with a relevant subject specialist and spending four days developing a set of teaching resources. The typical outcome would be one or two lesson’s worth of resources (teaching notes, student activities and any presentations needed).
What are the benefits for teachers?
Teaching Interns are awarded £500 + expenses. All materials developed will be made freely available via the Royal Meteorological Society educational website www.metlink.org .
Who can apply?
We are not currently recruiting teacher interns – but watch this space!
Resources produced by our teacher interns so far
- Tony Cassidy produced some resources on Mid-Latitude Weather Systems for GCSE geography.
- Rob Pugh produced some resources on UK Extreme Weather for A level geography.
- Julie Boyle produced some resources on Watching the Earth for GCSE science.
- Martin Lawrence produced some resources on Extreme Weather, including tornadoes and tropical cyclones for A level geography.
- Daniel Rose produced some resources on climate change for GCSE science.
- Suzanne Pritchard produced some resources on weather, climate and climate change for the Scottish Curriculum of Excellence and KS3 science.
– a profile of one of our first teacher interns.
I have been a secondary school Physics teacher for eight years. I have taught at Hutchesons’ Grammar in Glasgow for the last six years and I previously taught for two years at St. Helen’s School for girls in London. I am a member of the Institute of Physics and the Association for Science Education. I spent the first half of summer 09 on the High School Teachers at CERN programme, travelling 80 metres below the ground to visit the LHC tunnel and detectors. I then spent the second half of the holiday working as a teacher fellow for the RMetS. My project was based on the use of the GOCE satellite to monitor climate change. I found working with oceanographers from Oxford and the Proudman Laboratory in Liverpool very interesting. Both experiences certainly highlight to students the fascinating appeal of studying science and that it can take you all around the world. Carrying out research on a Canadian ice breaker certainly sounded like great fun! Having thoroughly enjoyed working for the programme, I would definitely recommend this worthwhile collaboration to others.