Teacher Workshop

2016 NWA

Teacher's Weather Workshop

Tuesday Sept 13, 2016

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St
Norfolk, VA

9 AM - 4:30 PM

Click Here to Register!

As of September 6th - we still have openings left for the workshop (due to cancellations).
Once we reach our capacity of 125 - we'll place you on a waiting list in case others cancel.

OBJECTIVE: A FREE hands-on workshop to educate local area teachers (K-12) about weather and weather related resources - allowing them to inspire and enhance the educational learning process for their students.


Workshop is on the 4th Floor in Marriott I-II-III

9:00 am     Welcome - The NWA Education Committee

9:05 am    Welcome - David Freeman, NWA President and Gail Hartfield, NWA President Elect

9:10 am    H. Michael Mogil, Founder, How the WeatherWorks, Inc., & Organizer, National Weather Camp Program, Naples, FL  "Looking Down at Hurricanes"

9:30 am    KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Ron Gird, Outreach Program Manager, NOAA/National Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD  "NOAA/NWS Education:  Staying Relevant in the Education Community"

10:00 am    Susie Hill – Education Specialist/Special Programs Manager, Nauticus, Norfolk, VA, & NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni  "Risky Wisky Weather"

10:20 am - 10:40 am  Break

10:40 am    Bryan Schuerman, M.Ed., General Science Teacher, Lincoln Middle School, Shinnston, WV, and Chief Meteorologist, WBOY-TV, Clarksburg, WV  “Managing the ‘Dual Role:’ Bridging the Gap Between Education and The Real World

11:00 am    Kim Loehr, Marketing Communications Consultant, Lightning Protection Institute, Richmond, VA  "Building Lightning Safe Communities"

11:20 am     David Glenn, Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service, Morehead City/Newport, NC, and North Carolina state coordinator for CoCoRAHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network)  “CoCoRAHS in the Schools – Counting Every Drop!

11:40 am    Jeremy Wheeler, Meteorologist, WAVY-TV 10, Hampton Roads, VA "Applying Meteorology in Schools:  Standards and Technology"

Noon        Working Lunch (bring your Camera)

A variety of "Box" lunches including salads and vegan will be available.
We are asking for an optional donation of $10 to assist in covering the expense for the lunch - which is being subsidized by the NWA and reduced in cost by the hotel. (Receipt Provided).

12:20pm       KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Nick Walker, “The Weather Dude,” & contributing meteorologist, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA  "Musical Meteorology"

12:50 pm        Sarah McCrea – Earth Science Education & Outreach Coordinator, NASA Langley Resource Center/SSAI, Hampton, VA  “NASA/GLOBE Cloud Protocol:  A Global Network for Clouds in the Classroom and NASA Satellite Data"

1:10pm       Henry Rothenberg, Chief Meteorologist, WTVF-TV 5, Nashville, TN “Noah’s Ark of South Carolina – Floods of October 2015, and Flood Safety

1:30 pm       Brad Panovich, Meteorologist, WCNC-TV 36, Charlotte, NC - TBD

1:50 pm        Dr. Chad Kauffman, Professor, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA “Challenges of Teaching Climate Science to Undergraduate Science Majors and Non-Majors

2:10 pm        Share-a-Thon

Network with your colleagues, share your best weather-related lesson/lab plans and hands on activities, and visit information booths to gather great information to bring back to your classroom

Hands on demonstrations and FREE materials including:

4:00pm    Review Of Take Home Materials and Door Prizes

4:30pm    Workshop Ends.  Pick up CEU Certificates.

Tell your students and friends that the NWA is also sponsoring a Weather Ready Fest will occur on Saturday, September 10th at the Nauticus. It's FREE as well !

Thanks to the supporters of the NWA Annual Meeting -

NWA Annual Meeting Supporters

Updated: 8 September 16