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A big thank you and a fond farewell

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is bidding a fond farewell to our Researcher and Database Manager Kaitlyn Bois, who is heading to a new job at Conestoga College in Guelph. 

Kaitlyn has been an integral member of The Network’s core team since September 2016. She was responsible for the programming and implementation of Canada’s Map of Arts & Learning, overhauling the website, ensuring that the database was current and functioning well, and a myriad of other tasks big and small. 

Announcing a dynamic new partnership

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce that we have received the support of the Azrieli Foundation as our Arts Education Professional Development Partner. Through this exciting partnership, The Network will be able to offer more valuable resources to Canada’s arts and learning practitioners through practical webinars, engaging roundtable discussions, a handbook for virtual arts instruction and increased focus on Canada’s Map for Arts & Learning.

Musings on making music with anyone: A blog of games, exercises and thoughts on music creativity

Submitter: 
Louise Campbell

Making music with untrained musicians (aka ‘amateurs’) is a long-time passion of mine. It started over twenty years ago when I walked in to a dance studio with a terrible sound system, a piano that was beautifully twangy and out of tune, and twenty hyper 8-year-olds who had just eaten copious amounts of chocolate during their lunch break. Teaching them how to read quarter notes was clearly going to be excruciating, and not my cup of tea at the best of times. Helping them to become a multi-headed monster chatting away in an invented language – now that was fun!

Naviguer dans le monde des arts et de l’apprentissage pendant une crise mondiale : comment établir des capacités et des liens numériques

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

Le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage est heureux d’annoncer sa troisième série de tables rondes numériques à l’intention des intervenants du secteur des arts et de l’apprentissage. Ces discussions seront l’occasion de mettre en commun nos expériences alors que nous entamons la deuxième vague de la pandémie. En participant à ces échanges, vous pourrez notamment faire part à vos collègues des mesures que vous avez prises pour établir contact avec vos élèves, votre public et vos diverses parties prenantes, et des étapes suivantes pour votre pratique au cours des prochains mois et au-delà. Nous voulons aussi savoir ce que le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage peut faire pour continuer d’appuyer votre travail et celui de l’ensemble de notre secteur, afin d’assurer un solide avenir pour les arts et l’apprentissage à l’ère du numérique.

Navigating arts and learning through a global crisis: building digital capacity and connections

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce a third series of online roundtable discussions for arts and learning practitioners to share the realities they are facing as we head into the second wave of the pandemic. We invite everyone to take part in the exchange as we discuss measures taken to virtually connect with students, audiences, other stakeholders and the public, how you foresee moving forward in your practice in the next few months and into the future, and other topics. We also hope to learn how The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning can further support the work that you are doing, and the sector as a whole, to ensure a strong future for arts and learning in the digital age. 

Le Réseau lance sa deuxième série de tables rondes numériques

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

Naviguer les arts et l’apprentissage à travers une crise mondiale : les leçons tirées et les obstacles rencontrés

Le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage est heureux d'annoncer une deuxième série de tables rondes en ligne pour les praticiens des arts et de l'apprentissage afin de partager les réalités auxquelles ils sont confrontés après deux mois de distanciation sociale et d'autres mesures d'urgence adoptées en raison de la pandémie de COVID-19.

The Network launches its second round of Digital Roundtable Discussions

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage
Navigating arts and learning through a global crisis: Lessons learned and obstacles encountered. The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is pleased to announce a second series of online roundtable discussions for arts and learning practitioners to share the realities they are facing after two months of social distancing and other emergency measures enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite everyone to take part in the exchange as we discuss what you have learned during this period of isolation, what you foresee as the "new normal" in your practice, how you are faring with the gradual measures to re-open society, and other topics. We also hope to learn from you how The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning can further support the work that you are doing, and the sector as a whole to ensure an stronger future for arts and learning in the digital age.

Staying Connected during the Pandemic

Submitter: 
The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning / Le réseau canadien pour les arts et l'apprentissage

As we watch the entire world closing down, we can have no doubt that we are living through a time of extraordinary challenge.  No one is more adversely affected by the necessary social distancing measures than practitioners and learners in the arts and learning sector.  Many professionals find themselves unable to earn a living; long planned for events and programs have been cancelled or postponed – often after significant expenditures have already been committed; learners have seen their connection with the arts abruptly severed.