Announcements

Remembering Dorothy Heathcote

It is with infinite sadness that we report the death of Dorothy Heathcote. Dorothy has served as an inspiration to educators around the world, and was a great supporter of CODE. An honourary member, she spoke via teleconference to delegates at our 2008 conference in London, inspiring and delighting us with her stories and insights into drama in education. To read Dorothy's keynote address, click here. We at CODE will remember Dorothy with great fondness, respect and admiration for her amazing contributions to arts education.Continue reading Dorothy's obituary notice and learn about future plans to celebrate her life and teaching. . .

Enhance your Students’ Creativity: Invite an Artist into your Classroom!

The Artists in Education Roster and the Aboriginal Artists in Schools Roster at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are resources for Ontario teachers who wish to hire professional artists to teach hands-on workshops to their students. The roster is available to teachers working at elementary or secondary schools registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education, or federally-funded. 

Hot off the Presses, Financial Literacy Resources are Here!

CODE is pleased to announce its brand new Financial Literacy resources, created with the generous support of the Ministry of Education. Browse lessons and units from grades 4-12 connecting drama, dance and concepts of financial literacy. These units offer new and innovative ideas and cross-curricular connections to help you educate students about this important subject. Visit our Resources page to access these great resources today!

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!