Educator, Toronto District School Board;
VP Teaching and Learning, Ontario Association of Physics Teachers
Chris Meyer has taught science and math in the Toronto District School Board for 20 years. During that time, Chris has transformed the way he teaches, moving away from traditional lectures to inquiry-based learning using cooperative group work. Chris has written extensively about teaching and has presented pedagogical workshops for high schools and universities across Canada. His classroom resources are widely used in Ontario, and are spreading across Canada and the United States. Chris is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists Award for Excellence in Teaching High School Physics (Ontario) and the 2015 Toronto District School Board Teaching Excellence Award. His most recent article, Group Work Tests for Context Rich Problems appeared in the May 2016 edition of The Physics Teacher magazine. Chris won the James Louden gold medal in physics upon his graduation from the University of Toronto. Chris is currently the Vice-president of Teaching and Learning for the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers. When Chris takes off his teaching hat, he enjoys writing classical music, with recent performances by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Please visit his website: http://www.meyercreations.com to explore his school’s teaching resources for physics, chemistry, and grade 10 science, and to watch videos of his presentations and his classes in action.