Drama

Teacher Day at Shaw Festival

Tags: Drama, Event
May 6th was Spring Teacher Day at the Shaw Festival. This exciting day of inspiring workshops was led by top artists in the areas of playwriting, movement, musical theatre and literary connections with Alice in Wonderland. Participants chose two workshops for the day. Our Northern Reps - Cheri-Anne Byrne and Jennfier Giancola were there! Find out about their day!Join us in this serene setting at White Oaks Resort and Spa Oct 21-23, 2016 when CODE partners with Shaw at our Annual Conference! www.codeconferences.ca

All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration and Innovation - How Teachers Honour Student Voice and the Inquiry Process

Tags: Drama, Event
As teachers and life-long learners, we are constantly engaged in the process of reflection and inquiry into our own practice. As artist educators and drama and dance teachers we engage in the creative process daily with our students and within our own creative work. Principal Investigator Kathy Gould Lundy and her research team at York University (Professors Belarie Zatzman, Naomi Norquay et al.) engaged in a unique project that explored Inquiry. We at CODE were excited to witness this culminating performance.  Truly a love story for and by teachers with student work and experiences at the centre. In fact, student thinking was truly made visible as they were considered “Innovative Practitioners.”  Deep questions were raised about location, proportional reasoning, stewardship, historical perspectives: big ideas, big questions all through the arts and a transdisciplinary lens. Cameron Ferguson, our Central East representative attended this inspirational night of culminating drama about teacher inquiry and shares a personal reflection of the experience here.

A free community event: Drama in Education & Applied Theatre Symposium on Active Citizenship

Tags: Drama, Event
Excellent opportunity to attend a free community event: Drama in Education & Applied Theatre Symposium on Active Citizenship with keynotes Jonathon Neelands and Kathleen Gould Lundy and other illustrious drama educators at Brock U. Join in Friday January 29th!

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.

2015 Conference Resources are now online

If you attended the 2015 CODE Conference in Mississauga and are looking for the Conference Materials from your workshops, look no further!

Margaret Burke: Goddess in the Shadows

Tags: Drama
CODE Member Glenys McQueen-Fuentes sat down for a conversation with Margaret Burke, notable Drama Educator and innovator, about her extraordinary career in Drama in Education.

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. 

World Festival of Children's Theatre - Updates!

PLAY! A Symposium, is for Festival theatre practitioners, academics, parents, researchers, teachers, students, community leaders, health-care workers, gamers -anyone eager to explore play, either through the lens of children's theatre or as a significant human activity. A Resource Fair will also be part of the Symposium, which will take place at the beautiful University of Waterloo Stratford campus.

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.