Professional Development

Register Now for THE FESTIVAL OF ORIGINAL THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - Feb. 2nd-5th, 2012

This year’s FOOT interrogates the complex relationships between Theatre and Learning in both theory and practice. The conference will comprise three broad areas of exploration: learning theatre, learning through theatre and theatre plus learning. Each stream will feature scholarly panels, performances, workshops and a roundtable discussion. With presenters joining us from six different countries, this year’s festival promises a unique international forum for researchers, artists, students, teachers and parents to meet and explore theatre in education, theatre for social change, theatre training and theatre for young audiences (TYA), among many others. We are especially excited to announce our international keynote panel: from the UK, Professor Helen Nicholson (Royal Holloway University, author of the seminal work Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre); from Canada, Professor Admission to all FOOT events is free!

11th Annual Power of Literacy Through the Arts

On January 27th, 2012, York Region District School Board presents the 11th Annual Power of Literacy Through the Arts: “Critical Thinking.” Conference includes keynote speaker, workshops, and much more!

ENHANCE YOUR THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE WITH WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS: Young People's Theatre

Enhance your students’ theatregoing experience with an hour-long pre or post-show workshop taught by a professional YPT Artist-Educator! Workshops available for: SeussicalTM, The Great Mountain, and Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. We also offer a variety of other workshops in schools that can be customized to your needs. 

Young People's Theatre-Workshop for Teachers

Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg WorkshopThis season at YPT, we have been exploring the connection between power and change. Would You Say the Name of this Play?*nggrfg examines "The Power of Change" in telling the story of Buddy, a boy growing up both black and gay in Canada, and his experiences of marginalization and oppression.

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!

FALL Into The Arts With The Travelling Stage Company!Members only

A new school year is just around the corner and that means The Travelling Stage is gearing up for our 10th year of school workshops!  This year is set to be the most exciting yet with new workshops, new partnerships and our most incredible guest artist roster yet!  Prices haven't increased in 5 years and they'll stay that way again this year in order to offer you innovative, quality workshops that you can afford. Visit the website to learn more about new workshops for educators, including Yoga in the Classroom, Halloween Fun, Insta-Musical and more!CODE members receive a discount on in-school workshops. For details click on "read more". . .

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. . .

August Dance Workshops for Elementary Teachers - with Janice PomerMembers only

Explore the New Dance Curriculum with dance artist, educator and author Janice Pomer.Two 2-day experiential workshops for elementary teachers and dance artists to chose from.WHEN: Workshop A. Monday August 22 & Tuesday August 23. 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.             Workshop B. Wednesday August 24 & Thursday August 25. 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.CODE Members - Save 15%!

Professional Teacher Training in Dance: August 26th - 28th with Annemarie CabriMembers only

Professional Teacher Training in DanceAugust 26th - 28th 2011Fri. 6-8pm/Sat. 9:30-4:30pm/Sun. 10-3pm Enjoy a workshop that teachers have been requesting - making dance relevant for students.Invited are dance studio, gym, music, and classroom teachers as well as anyone wanting a fresh insight, new ideas, and lesson plans that work with reason.  Find out, What is Brain-Compatible class really all about? And take home tools that are useable today!  Enrolment limited.CODE members - save 20%!

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Courses for Adults

SUMMER THEATRE COURSES FOR ADULTSAugust 7 to 13, 2011 Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier UniversityTheatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive for adults will be offered in Waterloo at Wilfrid Laurier University from August 7-13, 2011. Your week includes: one course, accommodation, meals, and a selected performance of Twelfth Night at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.