O.E.I. Onsite Education Inc. is an educational charity that specializes in memorable experiences that bring knowledge to life! Through both of their amazing programmes schools, camps, community groups and seniors facilities across Ontario (with plans to expand throughout the country) have benefited immensely.
Their mission is to enhance the Ministry of Education curriculum through onsite, interactive, hands-on, customized workshops. These workshops are conducted at both the elementary and secondary school levels but they also offer programming for camps, community groups and seniors homes.
A bit about each programme:
The Canadian Improv Showcase is Canada's best short-form improv troupe. They employ some of the brightest acting talent in all of Canada. They offer a wide range of arts based programming and performances that enhance the curriculum as well as provide the following benefits:
• Increased self-esteem and self confidence
• Greater risk taking and creative thinking
• Better resilience, teamwork and listening skills
• Enhanced leadership skills, concentration and focus
• Strengthened interpersonal and presentation skills
• Elevated respect for self and others
Their programming is guided by not only trained professional actors, but also a retired elementary teacher with over 31 years classroom experience and a retired high school drama teacher with over 25 years classroom experience. The group started well before the charitable corporation was created and during their over 20 years of performing they have been a part of over 800 performances worldwide and visited more than 400 schools across Ontario. For more information on this programme visit: www.canadianimprovshowcase.com
The Knights in the Classroom is where the curriculum comes alive! This programme focuses on historical workshops that give participants the opportunity to explore history in hands-on, authentic and memorable ways. They offer programming for both elementary and secondary schools as well as camps, community groups and seniors facilities. Their amazing programmes provide participants with real historical experiences such as:
• Modern Olympic Sport Fencing
• Archery and Siege Weapons (including custom made catapult)
• Historical Martial Arts Demonstrations
• Ancient Sports & Games
• Historical Dance
• Watercolour Painting
• Hands-On Historical Artefacts
• Roman Shield Formations and much more!
They offer half and full-day programming and have visited more than 200 schools across Ontario. The instructors who conduct their workshops are specialists in their field including a retired elementary school teacher with more than 31 years of in classroom experience and a retired high school teacher with 25 years of classroom experience. For more information on this programme please visit: www.knightsintheclassroom.com