Come Out and Play! An Inside Look at the PLAY Symposium

This spring the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre will take place for the first time on North American soil, and in addition to showcasing performances from children around the world, it will provide the educational community with its own event: the PLAY! Symposium, taking place from 10-12 June, 2016 at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Sears 70th Annual Gala Event: Don’t Miss A Night With The Stars In Support Of Drama Education!

Don’t Miss A Night With The Stars In Support Of Drama Education! On Monday May 9, 2016, the Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary with a star-studded gala evening that you won’t want to miss. The gala will raise funds for the Ken and Ann Watts Memorial Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships and bursaries for students in Festival productions who have demonstrated outstanding talent and promise for future careers in the performing arts.  

All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration and Innovation - How Teachers Honour Student Voice and the Inquiry Process

Tags: Drama, Event
As teachers and life-long learners, we are constantly engaged in the process of reflection and inquiry into our own practice. As artist educators and drama and dance teachers we engage in the creative process daily with our students and within our own creative work. Principal Investigator Kathy Gould Lundy and her research team at York University (Professors Belarie Zatzman, Naomi Norquay et al.) engaged in a unique project that explored Inquiry. We at CODE were excited to witness this culminating performance.  Truly a love story for and by teachers with student work and experiences at the centre. In fact, student thinking was truly made visible as they were considered “Innovative Practitioners.”  Deep questions were raised about location, proportional reasoning, stewardship, historical perspectives: big ideas, big questions all through the arts and a transdisciplinary lens. Cameron Ferguson, our Central East representative attended this inspirational night of culminating drama about teacher inquiry and shares a personal reflection of the experience here.

New May Workshop! "Living Inside a Story" Workshop with Margaret Boersma May 9th, 4:30pm-7:30pm - 20% Discount for CODEies!

Experience a story in "first person" through collaborative problem solving strategies which deepen intrinsic learning in this after school workshop.

Pulse Ontario Dance Conference and Free Flow Symposium 2016, May 12-15

Pulse 2016 - Workshops, performances, socials and visioning meetings. Coming this May!

Call for Presenters - 46th Annual CODE Conference

CODE is calling for proposals for Workshops, Papers, Panels and blended workshops to be presented at the 46th Annual CODE Conference at White Oaks Resort and Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The conference will take place October 21 - 23, 2016. 

Brock University Drama in Education Symposium on Active Citizenship

Weekend symposium on Active Citizenship at Brock's Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts building a huge success.

A CODie Abroad: The Drama Landscape in China

Have you ever wondered what arts education looks like across the globe? What challenges and experiences drama and dance teachers face in other countries? In this edition of ‘A CODie Abroad’, CODE Past President and IDEA Secretary Kim Snider takes us to China, where she explores the challenges and possibilities of drama education in the world’s most populous nation.

A free community event: Drama in Education & Applied Theatre Symposium on Active Citizenship

Tags: Drama, Event
Excellent opportunity to attend a free community event: Drama in Education & Applied Theatre Symposium on Active Citizenship with keynotes Jonathon Neelands and Kathleen Gould Lundy and other illustrious drama educators at Brock U. Join in Friday January 29th!

It's 2016... are you ready to Pick Your Path?

Happy 2016 from the CODE Management Board! The 46th Annual CODE Conference is only 10 months away... but we're hard at work!

Final Report of the National Roundtable on Teacher Education in the Arts in Canada

Be among the first to read this new Report on the findings of the Roundtable on Teacher Education in the Arts in Canada.