School and Home Learning

Professional development for teachers

  • AMAZI'YA – Bringing characters to life!

    Virtual workshop with...

      Grades 4-8 Ages 8+

    This 60-minute workshop is completely dedicated to bringing out the laughter, the silly, the fun and the Amazing creation in developing characters for the stage, narrative or even film. We will dive into the art and … read more

  • Engaging Band Students through Technology

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Arlene...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    How can we use digital tools to motivate learners in band programs? Join Saskatchewan-based French horn player and teaching artist Arlene Shiplett as she guides you through the latest applications, websites, and tools … read more

  • Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats...

    virtual workshop with Omari Newton

      Grade 5 to adult Ages 10+

    Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and … read more

  • Honouring First Nations in the Music Classroom

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Sherryl...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    Appropriation, Resources, and Approaching Community Join the cross-cultural teaching artist duo Samantha Whelan Kotkas and Sherryl Sewepagaham (Cree-Dene) as they guide through an introduction to honouring First Nations … read more

  • Presentation Workshop: Auditioning, Public Speaking and...

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grade 9-12 Ages 13+

    Do you have an audition coming up? A public speaking engagement? A job interview? Want to learn the skills needed to hold their attention? Stand out by learning the tricks of the trade from a professional actor and … read more

  • Professional Development Workshops in Music for Teachers

      Professional

    Get hands-on performance and coaching tips from some of the finest musicians in the NAC Orchestra, who are equally renowned for their performance skills and expertise as teachers! Possible virtual workshops include: … read more

  • Scene Workshop

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grade 9-12 Ages 13+

    In this workshop, participants will be cast in scenes from plays and learn the steps necessary to break them down. Participants will gain an understanding of Beats, Relationships, Objectives, Stakes, Tactics, and more! … read more

  • Teacher Training Workshop in Dance

    with Siôned Watkins

      Professional

    This workshop will help you help your students to get moving creatively, whether it be in the classroom, outside, or online at home. Part I: Brain and Body warm up Teachers will learn a variety of new … read more

  • Tips and Tricks for Band Instrument Repair

    Digital Workshop for Teachers with Kevin Junk...

      Post-secondary, Professional Ages 18+

    "Miss, my saxophone doesn't work!" Join Kevin Junk, a specialist in instrument repair, as he demonstrates and walks you through step-by-step basic and more complex repairs for woodwind and brass instruments. Kevin … read more

  • When Women Play: Celebrating Women in Classical Music,...

    Virtual Workshop for Teachers with Samantha...

      Professional Learning for Teachers

    This experiential virtual workshop for teachers will feature music traditionally performed by women and composed by female composers. We will look at their creative processes and create our own music inspired by … read more

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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