Theatre Books, the Impeccable Resource for Arts Educators - and Great Friends of CODE - are Shutting Their Doors
Submitted by Daniel Lalonde on July 3, 2014 - 4:18pm
When an arts educator is asked about their most important resource, more often than not, Theatre Books is going to be their answer. The Toronto fixture has been the source for finding plays, monologue books, biographies and any other resource on theatre, dance, opera and film. Since opening in 1975, teachers, artists and lovers of the arts have spent countless hours browsing the titles and leaving the store with a collection of books that they would be hardpressed to find anywhere else. For anyone who has attended the CODE Conferences in the past, you have most likely eagerly anticipated the opportunity to visit the Theatre Books booth and chat with the lovely owners, John and Leonard. Sadly, Theatre Books has announced that they will be closing, and although no set date has been announced, they have launched a closing sale giving everyone one last opportunity to get their hands on some incredible resources. On behalf of CODE, a huge thank-you to Theatre Books, John and Leonard for being wonderful ambassadors of the arts and arts education!
Richard Ouzounian from The Toronto Star wrote a nice tribute to the store. Click here to take a look.
For another lovely tribute from The Slotkin Letter, click here.
CODE Conference 2014 - October 17-19
Submitted by Daniel Lalonde on June 3, 2014 - 2:10pm
The CODE Conference is a few short months away, and this year we'll be in our nation's capital! Click here to view this year's exciting workshops and presenters. If you register before July 1, you will receive $25.00 off the conference, be entered in to a draw to win free registration to the 2014 conference AND receive special "Journey to Identities" swag!
The Travelling Stage is producing an event on May 3 with performers from Family Channel's "The Next Step" at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for your students. There is some space left, so here is an exciting offer it for CODE members and their students: 50% off of the price, if you mention "CODE". For more information read more.
Submitted by Brooke Charlebois on April 21, 2014 - 1:15pm
MAY 21, MAY 22, 2014 – OTTAWA
THE “ JOURNEY”:
As with all previous Roundtables, we offer an image of investigation and discovery for renewed examination of our beliefs and practices in teacher education in the arts (TEA). This year, we are emphasizing the image of the “journey”. We will literally be walking between locations which may have as much impact on our work as that found in the destinations. To what extent does the image of the “journey” resonate with your research or practice? Please let us know before the Event of any internet links or web-sites re the “journey’ that we might all find informative in our quest for the 2 days. We will be pleased to compile and make all submissions available to all.
Registration remains open. For your convenience, we enclose a registration form with this note. But, please do not delay as we are now more than half full for the 50 slots available. Registration will close on May 15 or when we reach 50 participants.
*Early Bird Special – save $50 if you register by May 1st!
A Great Website to Check Out
Submitted by Daniel Lalonde on January 21, 2014 - 4:24pm
As arts educators it can sometimes feel like an endless job explaining the importance of the arts to those that just don't seem to understand it. Currently, in the UK, drama and dance teachers are fighting to make their government understand the value of these art forms. Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, has rather famously indentified drama (in addition to PE and Media Studies) as one of the 'soft subjects'. While hearing this devaluing of the arts from yet another politician may cause arts educators to want to tear their hair out, a really cool website has emerged from all this. Check out the article. It has some astute, passionate and inspiring articles from students, teachers and artists about the role that drama and dance play in the development of a young person.