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We will leave the dock in our skiff and study the ocean! Students will learn about the factors that influence water density (temperature and salinity), as well as basics of physical and biological oceanography.

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45
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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Invertebrates make up over 90% of animal life on the planet!

Join us as we explore common marine inverts using our own collection! Students will learn about their classification, specilaized adaptations, and more.

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Duration: 
45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Calling all Drama Teachers! Join us and our friends from the Arts Club Theatre Company for this series of FREE roundtable discussions for Drama Teachers and Teaching Artists.

After a full summer of online programs, many of us have experienced the adventure of adapting our theatre education programs for the digital space. We now invite our theatre education colleagues and enthusiasts to share their discoveries and brainstorm new strategies together. Every Thursday evening in October, we’ll gather on Zoom to discuss, spotlighting two new topics each week.

Sign up now by clicking the topics below that interest you! 

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25 at noon

 

SERIES SCHEDULE & SIGN-UP

WHEN: October 1st, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: WARM UP GAMES & ENSEMBLE BUILDING

  • How do we gently engage young people who'd rather turn the cameras off? How can we adapt our circle games when there is no circle? How can we foster connection and community when we're communicating through technology?

 

WHEN: October 8th, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: TRANSITIONS & GROUP DYNAMICS/FLOW

  • How long can we sustain a group activity online? What role can breakout rooms play? How do we support individual expression for all participants? How can we incorporate off-screen activities with time on-screen?

 

WHEN: October 15th, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: ACTING SKILLS & SCENE MAKING

  • Which acting skills translate well to this medium? How do we identify and articulate those skills that transcend a specific medium? How do we support the participants' ingenuity in creating work on this platform?

 

WHEN: October 22nd, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: ONLINE PERFORMANCES & CELEBRATIONS

  • What tools can we use to create an engaging digital performance in front of a live audience? How can we strengthen our online community celebrations (e.g. parties, ceremonies)?

 

WHEN: October 29th, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: PHYSICAL DISTANCING & MASK WORK

  • When we are together for classes and rehearsals, how do we follow public health guidelines? Can we look at physical distancing and wearing masks as artistic opportunities?

 

Beyond the Box is collaboratively organised and facilitated by the Education staff from Arts Club Theatre Company and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.

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90
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No
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Explore at Home!

https://bardonthebeach.org/education/explore-at-home/

Although we can’t gather right now to experience Shakespeare through performance, there are other ways to discover the vast and varied worlds of Shakespeare! We’ve created these free resources to help you and your students playfully explore Shakespeare’s language, characters, imagery, and plays. Each resource includes a series of asynchronous activities that can be adapted to fit your class's needs.

Explore at Home is hosted on Google Classroom, and can be accessed with a free Google account. Please see our website for instructions on accessing the Classroom. New content is added regularly, so check back often!

Explore at Home is also a great resource for preparing or following up one of our FREE Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom sessions.

Happy exploring!

https://bardonthebeach.org/education/explore-at-home/

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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No
Program Description & Details

Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Offered In French: 
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This downloadable digital school program is adapted from MOA’s onsite Transforming Image school program and is designed for teachers to deliver in-person or online. Students will encounter examples of historical and contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations paintings and be introduced to the innovative Image Recovery Project. This school program includes slide presentations, activities, and resources for teachers to implement as they see fit.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/transforming-image/ 

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For Grades: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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No
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This downloadable digital school program is drawn from the Shake Up: Preserving What We Value exhibition, developed to link MOA’s current seismic upgrading to Northwest Coast Indigenous knowledge and earth sciences. Students will learn about the cultural importance of earthquakes to different Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast, and will be encouraged to think critically about the intersections between Indigenous knowledge, oral histories and traditional Western scientific evidence. This school program is designed for teachers to deliver in-person or online, and includes resources and activities for teachers to implement as they see fit.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/indigenous-knowledge-earthquakes/

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For Grades: 
8, 9, 10
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No
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This downloadable digital school program is adapted from MOA’s onsite Architecture: Museum as Muse school program and is designed for teachers to deliver in-person or online. Taking inspiration from museum architecture around the world, students will learn to actively sense, observe and respond to their built environments—and to cultural institutions—in new ways. This school program includes slide presentations, activities, and resources for teachers to implement as they see fit.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/architecture-museum-as-muse/

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For Grades: 
8, 9, 10
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No
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This 45-minute live digital program is adapted from MOA’s onsite Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch school program, developed in collaboration with Chief Robert Joseph. Students will explore key themes of transformation, ancestry and oral history as knowledgeable facilitators share cultural belongings from MOA’s teaching collection. The live digital component is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that offer Indigenous voices and perspectives, as well as class activities. These prerequisite lessons accompany the live digital component.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan (PDF document) by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/kwakwakawakw-potlatch/

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5
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No
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This 30-minute live digital program is adapted from MOA’s onsite Cedar: Tree of Life school program. In the live digital component—presented by knowledgeable, trained MOA facilitators—students will learn about the deep significance of the cedar tree for Northwest Coast Indigenous peoples through cultural belongings in MOA’s teaching collection. The live digital component is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that offer Indigenous voices and perspectives, as well as class activities. These prerequisite lessons accompany the live digital component.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan (PDF document) by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/cedar-tree-of-life/

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Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
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No
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Co-Presented with the North Shore Black Bear Society

British Columbia is bear country! Learn about these magnificent animals that are icons of the wilderness. Discover basic bear biology and learn about a black bear's life cycle and seasonal habits. We share the best practices for exploring in bear habitat, how to identify the signs of bears and what to do in an encounter. Your class will also learn how to responsibly coexist with one of BC's largest mammals.

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Duration: 
60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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No
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Soil is much more than rocks and old leaves - it's a vibrant ecosystem. Since people walk on top of the soil, we often don't consider what's underneath. Your students will explore how soil is made, the layers of the soil, and the animals, plants, and fungi that both rely on and help create a healthy ecosystem.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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No
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Hop, dive, and flutter your way to this on-line workshop about birds! In this program, you'll learn about the evolution and adaptations of birds. We'll discover the feeding and nesting habits of local birds and the remarkable ways that different birds find niches in the temperate rainforest ecosystem.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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No
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Discover the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. In this workshop, you'll take a close-up look at invertebrates and then look at the interesting features of vertebrate skulls, bones, teeth, and claws. You'll also learn about the adaptations that help temperate rainforest animals thrive in this cool, wet environment.

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Duration: 
60
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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No

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