Education

Our educational offerings are in the spotlight here. These posts highlight the educational potential of our film collection, as well as specific ways in which our movies can be used in the classroom and beyond, including links to CAMPUS for subscribers.

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Animation: A Useful Tool for Working with Students with Autism

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This blog post is written by Hélène Massé, an adaptive learning specialist in the Grandes-Seigneuries school board on Montreal’s South Shore. In the post, she describes a project that allowed her high-functioning autistic students to direct animated films in class, with support from the NFB’s educational program team, and to participate in a documentary about more »

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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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NFB Education Visits the Arctic

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This blog post was written by Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell. In early December of last year, National Film Board Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell traveled to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, as part of an extensive Educational Outreach initiative focused on Canada’s newest territory. The NFB has the world’s largest collection of 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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The NFB Goes West to Calgary, Alberta!

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By Renée Lottridge, NFB Education Specialist On October 21, 2012, Tey Cottingham, Advisor, Educational Programs, Penny Rampado, Sales and Market Development Officer, and I arrived at the Blackfoot Inn in Calgary, Alberta, to prepare for the Educational Media Marketplace sales conference. In addition to 20 centimetres of fresh snow, we were greeted by almost a more »

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New Montreal Educational Workshop Studios Now Open!

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By Estelle Lagueux, Supervisor, Educational Programs It was with nervous anticipation that the NFB’s new educational programming team recently welcomed its first group of students to a freshly redesigned space at our operational headquarters in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough. The young people said it was inspiring to find themselves in the same building where so many 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

Education

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

Education

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 »

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Best Films of the Year for Kids and Teens

Education

By Tey Cottingham, Advisor, NFB Education Team Are you curious to know which Canadian books and DVDs the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has selected as the best of the year for kids and teens? Are you also curious about which NFB films, in particular, were deemed by their review jury to be the best of more »

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Back to School with NFB Education

Education

It’s time to return to the classroom, so we’ve been working hard to bring exciting films, resources and hands-on activities to you and your students. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Follow guest blogger Paul Carrière’s lead and introduce your students to stop-motion animation with our iPad app, NFB PixStop, which they more »