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We have arrived on the West Coast !

Haida Heritage Centre, Skidegate, BC

Haida Heritage Centre, Skidegate, BC

After an epic series of ferry and small boat rides from Vancouver, BC, we have arrived on Haida Gwaii for our series of workshops with School District 50.  Tomorrow will be a student Digital Storytelling workshop at George M. Dawson Secondary School in Masset, followed by 2 days of Professional Development workshops for elementary and secondary teachers, ending with a Stop Motion Animation workshop in the community of Port Clements with a Grade 3 class. 

I have had a few days here in Queen Charlotte and Skidegate to meet some very nice folks, get down to the ocean to hear from a few fisherman, hike a little through the forest, enjoy a delicious dinner party with new friends, and then yesterday spent the day speaking to and learning from pole carvers and explore the incredible Haida Museum. 

This trip is off to an amazing start, with many updates to come from Masset!

And We're Off!

And We're Off!

Our website was launched mere weeks ago, but we have been receiving workshop requests and news of accepted proposals ever since!  Bookings are open for 2016, so please share our site with any teacher or film festival that you think may be interested. 

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

The trip to Haida Gwaii is booked with several confirmed workshops through Tahayghen Elementary School and George M Dawson Secondary School.  A huge shout-out to teacher Allison Kozak for organizing such an incredible itinerary.

Oct. 22: Student Digital Storytelling Workshop, Masset, BC

Oct. 23: Teaching Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, Masset, BC

Oct. 24: Teaching Stop Motion Animation in the Classroom, Masset, BC

Oct. 26: Tentative Student Digital Storytelling, Old Masset Youth Centre, Old Masset, BC

Oct. 28: Student Animation Workshop, Port Clements, BC

Montreal, Quebec

Nov. 6: Student Stop Motion Animation Workshop, Montreal, QC.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Nov. 10-15: Trip to New Brunswick to meet with Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Gérald Richard and Acadian Film Festival organizers Jean-Pierre et Kathy DesmaraIs to discuss potential projects and collaborations.  Will try to schedule teacher and student workshops while there as well.

Montreal, Quebec

Nov. 26-28: We have been accepted to deliver two Professional Development workshops at two teacher conferences in Montreal occurring the same weekend: QPAT (Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers) and SPEAQ (Société de la perfectionnement de l’enseignement, de l'anglais, langue seconde, au Québec). Details of dates and location to come.



Workshops Anywhere in Canada

Apparently my love for traveling is a family trait.  My grandparents remind me of this regularly, citing the many moves they did as a family throughout the Prairies with a young family, and finally settling on the West Coast of British Columbia.  My father lives and works in the United Arab Emirates, and my mother embarks on at least one big international trip a year, most often solo.  So it is no real surprise for me then that traveling comes so naturally and regularly. 

The sincere love I have for meeting new people, seeing new areas of this country, and being exposed to new ways of thinking and working together continues to feed this travel bug of mine.  And this lends itself well to Hands On Media Education in very exciting ways, because though we are Montreal-based, we are eager and flexible to travel anywhere in Canada to deliver PD or student workshops.  No community too remote; no flight too long! 

Having this flexibility and freedom to travel easily is a truly wonderful part of existing as a small operation, and one we are proud of.  Contact us for details concerning off-site services.