Curriculum

Join us for a “Play” Date!

You and your fellow arts educators are invited to share in an interactive playshop & round table discussion on Saturday May 6th, hosted by Mirvish Productions and The Travelling Stage. In this 2-hour playshop session you will experience a sampling of the workshops that are currently available for student group bookings, including three of the most popular units: Character Building, Latin Dance & Movement, and Rhythm & Body Percussion. We will also gather for a round table discussion to exchange ideas and hear how we can better support your needs.

CODE President Explores Sustainability through Drama with York Preservice Students

This past November, teacher candidates at the Regent Park site participated in a drama workshop to explore sustainability issues and global citizenship through a social justice lens. The workshop, which was presented by Sarah Papoff from the Council of Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), provided the students with an opportunity to explore how they could use drama in their future teaching practice(s) as a creative and effective way to explore global issues with their students.

Sharing Dance Resources

Tags: Curriculum, Dance
Introducing new resource: Sharing Dance in the Classroom - https://nbscc.brightspace.com

NEW! Secondary Drama and Dance Inquiry-based units now available

After a very successful roll-out of our Elementary Inquiry-based Dance and Drama resources, we have now uploaded our brand-new Secondary Inquiry-based Dance and Drama Resources.

Welcome back to School! Opening week resources

The 2015-16 school year is upon us. Looking for a great way to start your Secondary Drama or Dance class? Check out this resource in our Resources section. 

National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts 2015

CODE was pleased to attend the annual NRTEA Conference and Roundtable discussions in Ottawa this past May. This year's conversations and events centred around: Teacher Education in the Arts at a Crossroad - The Impact of demographic and social trends and structures. Discussions and events were held at Ottawa City Hall and the National Art Gallery hosted by CODE past president Michael Wilson, Madeleine Aubry and the steering committee. Please check the website www.nrtea.ca for more information and upcoming final report.

Call for Secondary Writers

We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators will be developing resource materials to support Intermediate/Senior teachers with the implementation of the Drama and Dance curriculum in the context of Inquiry learning. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.Writing teams will create resources to support secondary teachers in the facilitation of student-led inquiry in dance and drama. These resources will be available to CODE members on our website at www.code.on.ca.

Dance is Elementary to Education

CODE Secretary Clyre Lyndley published an article in the Spring 2015 edition of ETFO Voice. 

CODE at Kempenfelt

The CODE Management Board, along with the Elementary Inquiry-based Learning writing team, is meeting this weekend at Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie

Entry Points for Drama - Intermediate

Are you an Intermediate teacher who is looking for great ways to bring Drama into your classroom? As a follow-up to our Entry Points for Drama - Primary and Entry Points for Drama - Junior resources, Grade 7 and 8 teachers who are CODE Members can now access Entry Points for Drama - Intermediate. These fantastic resources give new (and experienced) Drama teachers useful Inquiry-based entry points using Media, Non-fiction and Fiction sources. Not a CODE Member? Check out our Membership page to find out how to become a member. To access the Resources, Members can log in, click on Resources and Seach "Entry Points."