Drama

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."

Pre-Service Education in Ontario: Drama and Dance Panel Report

Starting in September of 2015, Faculties of Education in Ontario will move to a two-year Bachelor of Education Model.  Michael Wilson, Past President, founding CODE member and long-time advocate for the Arts in Ontario schools led a panel discussion at the 44th Annual CODE Conference in October 2014, about the state of Teacher Education in Drama and Dance, and what we can do as teachers and as a subject association to ensure the long-term viability of our subject areas in Ontario Schools. Please read!

December Resource Highlights

 December is fast approaching, and most of us are looking for some great new (or great old-but-forgotten) strategies to breathe some much-needed life into our classrooms. We dug through the Resources and pulled out four fantastic Dance and Drama strategies that you can use in your classroom today!

CODIES Abroad: Jane Deluzio in Kazakhstan

Tags: Drama, Event
Jane Deluzio, long-time Code member, was invited to teach drama in Astana, Kazakhstan in early November by Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS). 

CODIES Abroad: National Drama 2013 Adventures!

Tags: Drama, Event
Greenwich University in London was an amazing place to be for Drama teachers July 4 -7, 2013. I was thrilled to attend the National Drama conference in the UK. The theme, Heathcote Reconsidered, was an incredible opportunity to learn from, share with and explore drama in education ideas in process drama, mantle of the expert, rolling role and more as influenced and on by the foundational work of drama matriarch, Dorothy Heathcote. National Drama is one of two UK Drama subject associations.  Greenwich University is a world heritage site and there were educators from around the world itself there to share ideas on Drama in Education.

Drama and Dance lesson now available on edugains!

Tags: Dance, Drama
Grade 9 Drama and Dance resources are now up on the edugains website. To access the resources, click here.

Chicago Public Schools Work to Make the Arts a Core Subject!

Tags: Dance, Drama
Chicago Public Schools are working to increase dedicated arts instruction times and the number of certified arts instructors in their schools.The full Arts Education Plan can be accessed here:http://www.cpsartsplan2012.com/News coverage of the plan can be viewed here:http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/15768307-418/arts-education-to-get...http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-15/entertainment/chi-culture-...

Art Harvest

Tags: Dance, Drama
 HARVESTIn Memory of Jason Edmonds Paul Davenport Theatre Western University Saturday, September 29,2012  at 7:30 p.m.  Purchase Tickets through the Grand Theatre phone: 672-8800  featuring a special guest  appearance by jazz vocalist,  Denise Pelley. 

New Financial Literacy Video Resources and Facilitator Guides

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with CODE, has developed a demonstration video and facilitator's guide for teachers based on the Grade 4 Drama and Social Studies lesson "Financial Literacy and Inequities in Distribution of Wealth." Visit the Edugains site to access this resource and view additional Financial Literacy videos and guides.

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive is revving up!

Tags: Drama
A unique, week long training course beginning Monday August 13th will take place at Wilfrid Laurier Universty, Waterloo, includes accomodation (new residence this year), all meals, a trip to the Stratford Festival and the price of one course for the week. The price is only $825 plus HST for Theatre Ontario members, and $865 +HST for non members.If you are considering attending this year, get your application in before June 4th in order to be included in a draw (one winner only) for 2 pairs of tickets (4 tickets) to: Shaw Festival and the National Arts Centre.