Inside Disaster Haiti: An Info Evening for Teachers

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Monday January 10, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 pm

It has been almost a year since the Haiti earthquake, and it is still as prominent in the news today as it was one year ago. This evening will introduce you to an award-winning new classroom tool that can not only assist you in discussing the Haiti earthquake with your students, but also further understanding of the larger component of humanitarian aid.

Inside Disaster Haiti is a multi-platform documentary that is an engaging and powerful educational resource for teachers.

Over the course of 6 months, the documentary crew was embedded with the International Red Cross in Haiti and documented the immediate aftermath of the quake, as well as the longer-term humanitarian recovery.  The result is a powerful 3 part documentary series, a first-person learning simulation, and an educational website.

Educational website: http://insidedisaster.com/haiti/  

Haiti simulation site: http://insidethehaitiearthquake.com    

Evening To Include:  

  1. Andrea Nemtin, Executive Producer Andrea will tell you about the background and production story of the documentary and introduce a component of the film to be screened.
  2. Katie McKenna, Interactive Producer Katie will give a demonstration of the interactive component and offer educational applications for you to use in the classroom.
  3. Representative from the Canadian Red Cross Learn more about the Red Cross involvement in the doc and their ongoing activities in Haiti.

This is a FREE event for Educators. Please share with your colleagues. Refreshments will be served

Space is limited.  RSVP by Thursday, January 6. Lesley Sparks - Lesley.sparks@sympatico.ca (a confirmation email will be sent)

LOCATION: Pikto Studio http://pikto.ca/studio/ 
The Distillery District http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/ 
55 Mill Street Bldg – 4th fl (detailed  directions will be sent with confirmation)
(Green P parking is at the front door)  

Venue Space Courtesy of PIKTO