Professional Development

Brock University Drama in Education Symposium on Active Citizenship

Weekend symposium on Active Citizenship at Brock's Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts building a huge success.

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.

CODE at the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) Conference

Educators, Artists, Academics and Community Theatre Practitioners gather in Singapore for SDEA's 2015 Conference, "Standing Still: Still Standing - Reflecting on the Changing Landscape of Drama and Theatre Practice."

Arts, Equity and Innovation Conference

Innovation, arts and equity are celebrated, and practice shared in the first arts conference of its kind hosted in Simcoe County.

Dance and Drama Summer AQs

Are you looking for an AQ in Dance or Drama this summer? Check out our listings by CODE region!

Free Prologue Children's Festival

From our friends at Prologue to the Performing Arts:Prologue Children's Festival: May 25 at the YPT!A smorgasbord of FREE, family fun will be served up Monday May 25 at 7 p.m., when the Prologue Children’s Festival for the Arts presents a jaw-dropping variety of award-winning Canadian talent at Young People’s Theatre! 

Resource: Dancing to Learn

Dancing to Learn is grounded in the new brain sciences and integrated with knowledge in education, the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This book explains that dance is nonverbal language with similar places and education processes in the brain as verbal language, thus a powerful means of expression.  Dance is physical exercise that sparks new brain cells (neurogenesis) and neural plasticity, the brain’s amazing abil­ity to change through­out life—I'm dancing--flamenco, belly dance, jazz, and salsa!). Moreover, dance is a means to help us cope with stress that can motivate or interfere with learning. We acquire knowledge and develop cognitively because dance bulks up the brain and, consequently, dance as an art, recreational, educational, and or therapeutic form is a good investment in the brain. The “brain that dances” is changed by it.

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."

OTF Camp: The Arts, July 10-12th, McMaster University

Register now for this year's OTF Camp focusing on the Arts, being offered at McMaster University July 10-12, 2012. This primary/junior/intermediate workshop will feature three days of fantastic learning for teachers focused on the resources created by CODE, OMEA and OAEA. Your registration fee of $100 includes workshops, accommodation and food. Visit the OTF website to register today!

Professional Development: Voice Care Workshop at YPT

YPT, in association with SHINE! Creative Coaching, present this workshop to enliven, strengthen and empower your voice. Designed for teachers, this workshop provides an introduction to voice work and will include techniques for creating greater voice-capacity and for preventing injury. April 4th, 6:30-8:30 Young People’s Theatre 165 Front Street East Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4 General: $40OCT Rate: $35 Teacher Candidate Rate: $30Questions? Contact Lois Adamson, Interim Educational Services Coordinator ladamson@youngpeoplestheatre.ca 416.363.5131 x230. Space is limited. Call our Box Office at 416.862.2222 to reserve your spot.