Up your Drama and Dance Game with an AQ! Looking for new ways to bring drama and dance into your classroom? Why not take or continue your professional development in dance and drama by enrolling in one of the many Additional Qualification courses offered this summer? There are so many benefits of taking an AQ and we at CODE thought we would highlight a few.
1. Increase Professional Knowledge
Teaching is not a stagnant profession and there are always new and exciting developments
which aim to enrich our pedagogical practices. Enrolling in any AQ exposes you to this but
in Drama and Dance you can learn how to incorporate them into any and all subjects. They
are great tools to foster inquiry and explorative learning in our students as well as offer
differentiated instructional opportunities. Especially if Drama and Dance seem like a foreign
subject for you to teach, taking these AQ’s will increase your comfort level and expertise
whether you are starting with your basic qualification or mastering your craft doing your
2. Networking Opportunities
What better way to learn than from other people? One of the best aspects of taking Drama and
Dance AQ courses is the people you meet. The opportunity to learn from other educators is
invaluable and even more exciting is the exposure to guest artists, dance and theatre companies
and industry experts and professionals. Building this network of artists and educators allows
you to bring them to your students in your class to enrich their experience when you bring all
your new and fantastic expertise back to your classroom.
3. Drama and Dance AQs are the most fun!
Seriously though, you spend your time learning through play and doing what a better way to
learn? Experiential learning through a variety of activities and styles is the best way to
experience these subjects. We at CODE know full force the joy and value of learning through
Participation. It’s what we do and what we advocate for, and it is the best way to form bonds, gain experience and build ways to bring these to your classrooms and your students.
Check out the AQ courses offered this summer to begin or continue your journey in Drama and Dance Education!
Speaking of learning through play and participation: be sure to register for the upcoming CODE Conference, Pick your Path, at the beautiful White Oaks Resort and Spa in stunning Niagara-on-the-Lake October 21-23rd, 2016. Early bird registration ends July 30, 2016 so register today!
Additional Qualifications Courses offered Summer 2016
-June 30-July 22 Instructor: Debra McLachlan Intermediate Basic Dramatic Arts
-July 4-July 21 No instructor available Drama part 1, 2, Specialist Face to Face
Intermediate Basic/Part 2: Peel T.L Kennedy
-July 4-29 No instructor available Honour’s Specialist/Specialist in class
University of Windsor
June 20-August 7 No instructor available
Dance 1, 2 & Specialist blended
July 4-19 Michelle Hillier 1,2,3 & Specialist (Swansea Town Hall) Blended
Will O’Connor Drama 1,2,3 & Specialist Face to face
& Bruno Pileggi Senior Basic (St. Basil the Great College School)
Ian Armstrong Drama all available courses
July 4th - August 5th Brooke Charlebois Drama Part 1 and 2 and Specialist
July 4th - August 5th Clyre Lyndley Dance Part 1 and 2 and Specialist
*Note that CODE only lists online offerings in drama and dance that have a face to face/ on-site component.