For the first time in North America, 300 children from 6 continents and 22 countries will flood Stratford, Ontario for the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre (WFCT). The WFCT is one-of-a-kind event that brings the world’s children together to share each other’s stories and culture through theatre. This year’s theme is “My World, Our Planet” and performances will take place from June 5th-14th, 2016.
Ensuring that as many students as possible are a part of this global experience, the Digital Human Library (dHL), the Foundation for Education Perth Huron and the Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) will be live streaming the Festival performances daily at 1PM EST. To watch the performances, simply visit the Digital Human Library, the Foundation for Education, or AMDSB website to tune in!
Leigh Cassell is an AMDSB Technology Coach and Founder of the Digital Human Library. For the past 11 years Leigh has been teaching students in the primary and intermediate grades, with a focus on using new innovative technologies effectively to create global connections for learners, improve student outcomes in the areas of 6C’s, and prepare students to succeed as next generation learners. Leigh is an Apple Distinguished Educator, certified Google Educator, and SMART Certified Interactive Teacher. Leigh’s portfolio includes globally connected learning, blogging as pedagogy, 1-1 learning environments, and the new literacies.