Posts written by Claudia Sicondolfo
 

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Blast Off! Connecting Students with Chris Hadfield in an Exciting Virtual Classroom

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In mid-October 2013, the NFB Education team, The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) in Ottawa, teamed up to bring over 260 schools across Canada and Commander Chris Hadfield together for an engaging and inspirational Virtual Classroom. Commander Hadfield was joined by our lively host, NFB Education’s own Michèle Tredger. more »

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5 Films to Help You Make Art This Summer

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NFB Education can help your kids make art this summer! We’ve compiled a list of 5 fun and creative films to inspire your summer art projects

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NFB Education on the Pacific Coast: Vancouver-area Workshops and Conferences

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This post was written by the NFB’s Ashley Catania, Education Specialist, and Claudia Sicondolfo, Team Leader and Educational Specialist. Both call Toronto home… for now. The NFB Education offices are located in Toronto and Montreal, but our educational programming team takes every opportunity to go on the road and meet teachers and students across our more »

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The Power of Social Media to Connect: NFB Education visits Byrne Creek Secondary School

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Iha Farquhar, Byrne Creek’s Community School Coordinator, tells the tale of NFB Education’s February visit to Byrne Creek Secondary School in Burnaby, BC. There is much discussion about the negative aspects of social media, for a host of reasons. I will not argue against these points, because many of them are valid. However, I have more »

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Teach the War of 1812 with Our Free Tablet App

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This is a guest post written by Anne Koizumi, Education Specialist and Workshop Facilitators at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. Only a month ago I was in Niagara-on-the-Lake with my colleague, Claudia Sicondolfo, for the Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers’ Association Conference “History and Identity: Marking 200 Years of the more »

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Environmental Sustainability Education through NFB Films and Events

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Written by Ashley Catania, NFB Education Specialist, and Claudia Sicondolfo, NFB Education Team Leader Though the winter snows may soon blanket everything in white, we know that educators will still be looking for ways to teach inspired “green” lessons. Read on for a few brief descriptions of NFB teaching resources related to the environment as more »

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NFB Education Takes the Show on the Road: A Visit to the Northwest Territories

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Written by NFB Education Team Leader Claudia Sicondolfo and NFB Education Specialist Lolo Desrosiers-Guité In August 2012, NFB Education was invited to the Northwest Territories to give workshops and presentations to educators and youth. As members of the newly formed education team, we were eager to take our show on the road and embark on more »

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NFB Animation Workshops at the 2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival

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This is a guest post written by Anne Koizumi and Fouad Sassi, Education Specialists and Workshop Facilitators at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, QC. On September 19, NFB Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Anne Koizumi filled a mini-van with NFB animation equipment and headed off to meet a crowd of over 450 more »