Educator’s Workshop, Little Burgundy

Educators’ Workshop: Little Burgundy Re-imagined – Digital Neighbourhood Narratives

Date: (English workshop) Monday June 27, 2016   –  12pm-4pm

Location: Le Salon 1861 550 Rue Richmond, Montreal (in Little Burgundy)

This FREE educator’s workshop, which will include lunch, will take place in Le Salon 1861’s downstairs Co-Creation Lab /IPLAI workshop area.

Maximum 12 participants — REGISTER NOW!


Burgundy Jazz, produced by Catbird Productions, is a multi-platform project (web documentary, app and eBook) that explores Montreal’s incredible contribution to jazz through the legendary Black musicians and community of Little Burgundy – the neighbourhood that was known as the “Harlem of the North” and the birthplace of Canadian jazz.

The accompanying content-rich Burgundy Jazz Educator’s Guide, downloadable for free on, offers educators more than the history of jazz or music. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to offering teachers student-centred projects on urbanism, social issues, stories that reflect the communities of their students, Black History and more – while highlighting digital literacy and critical thinking skills.

  • This three-hour participatory workshop is designed for educators at the secondary school level and education consultants and will provide an overview of the Burgundy Jazz Educator’s Guide, along with a more detailed exploration of the eGuide’s Unit 3: Little Burgundy Re-imagined. In this unit educators lead their students through an investigation of the impacts of urban renewal and decay, built environment and community identity through Burgundy Jazz and the local neighbourhood, Little Burgundy.

Educators will leave with practical, hands-on experience on how they can empower students to engage with their local community and its rich history, as well as the Burgundy Jazz interactive web documentary, mobile app and eBook to create, manipulate, recycle, share and evaluate: information, digital photos, videos and maps in their creation of digital neighbourhood narratives.

Lunch will be served before the afternoon workshop 12-1pm.

Maximum 12 participants — REGISTER NOW!

For questions and more information contact Kathy Sperberg


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