Check Out These Free Resources for Teachers!
We are looking forward to Education Week coming up next month from May 6 – 11. This is a time for us to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement. In honour of this week, we wanted to share some exciting FREE resources with you.
Harmony Movement is excited to be partnering with ReelEducation to spread the word about these new educator resources. ReelEducation is providing lesson plans to educators across Ontario for grades K-12. The lessons use films, discussion and activities to engage students about issues surrounding ability and mental health in our schools and societies, including:
- Physical accessibility and barriers
- The power of stereotypes and stigma
- Idnetify myths around mental health
- How to support those experience mental health challenges
See a full listing of the lesson plans available and register to get acces to the films here: http://reelabilities.org/toronto/reeleducation/
They make direct curriculum connections to language, media literacy, writing, oral communication and inclusion.
LIVE IN THE GTA?
Join us as Harmony Movement partners with ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival in showcasing:
Sunday, June 3 at 7:00pm at Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto Campus)
Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with reflective interviews and the personal stories of men and women with disabilities as they fought for independence and control over their lives, Defiant Lives details the rise of the disability rights movement in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S.
The film will be followed by a panel presented by Community Living Toronto and Harmony Movement from 8:30-9:30pm.
$12 General Admission – $10 Post-secondary student – Free for under 18
Keep your eyes out on social media for an upcoming ticket giveaway.
The ReelAbilities Film Festival will take place this year from May 30 to June 5, 2018.
About ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival
ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. 2018 will be the third annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto.
ReelEducation is a new program growing out of the ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival.