Announcements

CODE Goes Virtual! Join the Conversation on Facebook and Twitter

We are pleased to announce that, in an effort to become more wide-reaching in our communication with members, CODE has gone virtual! Visit and "like" our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter!

Newsletters, Workshops and Discounted Books at Playwrights Guild of Canada!Members only

CODE is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Gain access to the PGC newsletter, learn about exciting workshops with artists such as Brad Fraser, and obtain a 20% discount on books!

Remembering Nancy Swortzell

Today, we were learned the sad news that Dr. Nancy Swortzell, co founder of the NYU Program in Educational Theatre, had passed away. Though few of us at CODE knew Nancy personally, Dr. Philip Tayler, current Director of the NYU Educational Theatre Program, has shared some background on her inspirational work as a drama educator to share with us.

Longstanding CODE Member Helen Zdriluk Wins Distinguished Award

Helen Zdriluk's Master of Education thesis, "Ten Years After: A Qualitative Study of Students' Experiences in a High School Theatre Company," has received the American Alliance for Theatre and Education's Distinguished Thesis/Dissertation Award. Congratulations, Helen! 

October 21-23rd, 2011 CODE Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom -- Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for CODE's 41st Annual Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom. This unique event promises to provide top-notch professional development to teachers and artists through hands-on workshops, showcases, networking opportunities and more!Read on for more highlights, or to register today click the REACH icon on the right hand side of our website's main page. . .

Theatre Museum Canada Presents a Staged Reading of "OD On Paradise"

O.D. ON PARADISE There will be a reading of the 1980s hit O.D. ON PARADISE at the Rivoli (344 Queen Street West) Sunday June 26 at 2pm. Admission $10. Written by Linda Griffiths and Patrick Brymer.

Drama in Education Pioneer Dorothy Heathcote Honoured

Doctor of Letters (DLitt): Dorothy Heathcote, internationally-acclaimed drama in education pioneer has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (published 11 June 2011) for an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to Drama as Education. CODE wishes to congratulate our honourary member on this amazing achievement!

A Call for Writers and Review Consultants: CODE - Financial Literacy Resource Development Project

We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, with the support of the Ministry of Education, will be developing resource materials to support teachers with the implementation of the Financial Literacy initiative as it relates to the revised Drama and Dance curriculum. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.Click "Read More" to find out details and download the application.

Summer OTF Camps in Drama and Dance-- Register Today!

OTF and CODE are working together to expand our highly popular series of three-day summer camps for teachers. This summer, choose from four workshops in all areas of the province and pay only $50 for three days of quality PD. Read more for dates, locations and workshop descriptions, as well as the link to register. . .

Know of a Successful Arts in the Community Project? Call for the CODE 2011 Conference Poster Fair

The 2011 CODE Conference Reach: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom is looking for innovative arts in the community and arts education projects for this year's Poster Fair.