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At Home Learning Through The Arts

At Home Learning Through The Arts

For the past 25 years through its Learning Through The Arts (LTTA) division, The Royal Conservatory has continued its leading role in the development of arts-based methodologies that meet the learning needs of young people across Canada working with teachers to reclaim the productivity and positive relationships that are the hallmark of the best classrooms. Given these unprecedented times, we have also developed a resource that supports math learning at home. 
 
MathBeat is a program for students in Grades 4 to 8. Using an innovative web app, students learn about fractions, ratios, and unit rates while they create and analyse rhythms and melodies. The math content has been vetted by an Ontario math specialist.

Please watch the videos and then try our beta version.

YouthBeat taps into two things that many students love: today’s music and technology. Successfully piloted in First Nations communities, YouthBeat is an iOS iPad app and teacher resource program that was created for generalist teachers and has been designed to boost engagement with music, language arts, social studies, and math.

Download the free YouthBeat iOS app on your iPad. Please note, this app is only available on the iPad.

Developed with Indigenous Elders, Artists and Knowledge Keepers from across Canada, Walk the Circle is a professional learning program that assists educators in respectfully and appropriately teaching about Canada’s First Nations.

Students in Grades 4-8/Ages 9-13 can explore the DNA of music and their inner and outer worlds in ten fun-filled episodes uploaded each week.


Episode 1 – What Is Sound?

Explore the nature of sound as both a physical phenomenon and a matter of individual perception. Take part in the sound and wellness exercise towards the end of this episode, which you and your family can do together.

Download the free YouthBeat iOS app on your iPad. Please note, this app is only available on the iPad.

 






 









Episode 2 – Science of Sound

Discover the science of sound and how your body plays an essential role in listening. Towards the end of the episode, there is an exercise that you and your family can do!

Download the free YouthBeat iOS app on your iPad. Please note, this app is only available on the iPad.


Math, Meet Music

















Music Clock

















Without Units, There Would Be No Music


















Subdividing the Beat
















 

Funky Fractions
















Try the beta version now.
 

Episode 1 - Lauren Percival​

Pass the Drum Series

Drawing inspiration from the Walk The Circle program, Pass the Drum is an anthology series for students of all ages to explore the history and different perspectives of Indigenous culture through drum songs and stories. In each episode, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from different Indigenous artists and Elders across Turtle island.

Episode 1
In this episode, Candice Halls-Howcroft, a proud member of the Squamish Nation, tells the story of how she received her grand-father Khot-La- Cha’s drum and the important teachings that came with it.

 






 







 

 

Episode 2 - Part 1
In this episode, we meet Ntle’kepmx Elder Nk'xetko (Mary Jane Joe) who shares some of her drum teachings from her home in Musqueam.  Nk'xetko is happy to continue on the wonderful stories that have been passed down to her from her Mother, Father, and Grandmother.

 






 







 

 

Episode 2 - Part 2
Elder Nk'xetko shares a drum song that came to her on the spot while working with the youth at Urban Native Youth Association and tells us how we must listen to our hearts to hear the songs of our ancestors.


MathBeat resources are primarily designed to support educators who are conducting math work sessions remotely with their classroom. We have ten resources currently in development which will cover operations related to proportional reasoning, with units focusing on fractions, unit rates, units, ratios, and proportion and symmetry in geometry.

They are structured in three-part lesson plans with Minds-On, Activity, and Reflection/Self Assessment/Application sections and support key math learning.

Review the Fractions beta version unit

Review the Unit Rate beta version unit


Also, please, visit the Parent Resources section to view the videos about MathBeat and YouthBeat