Professional Development

Summer OTF Camps in Drama and Dance-- Register Today!

OTF and CODE are working together to expand our highly popular series of three-day summer camps for teachers. This summer, choose from four workshops in all areas of the province and pay only $50 for three days of quality PD. Read more for dates, locations and workshop descriptions, as well as the link to register. . .

Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture and Environment Conference

How can we produce art that reflects, celebrates, critiques and advances thecultural life of our community without contributing to the destruction ofthe setting that inspires these artistic endeavours?STAGING SUSTAINABILITY   Arts | Community | Culture |Environment<http://www.stagingsustainability.com/>An international conference in the Faculty of Fine Arts, York UniversityApril 20 - 22, 2011 | Toronto, Canada

Save This Date! The 41st Annual CODE Conference, October 21st-23rd 2011, Blue Mountain Resort

You are cordially invited to The 41st Annual Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators’ Provincial Conference, at Blue Mountain Resorts, Blue Mountains, ON.Reach: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom will highlight the third strand of the expectations in the Ontario Arts Document. CODE, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, is delighted to be able to share and model artist, teacher, and community partnerships. Such partnerships not only enrich the educational experience of students but also the life of the community. . .

Learning Through the Arts Subsidies for Teachers

Leap Into ActionAccelerate your school achievement plan with a Learning Through the Arts Literacy, Math, or Media Literacy Program.$1,200 school subsidies available now!

Creative Ideas for Play Creation and Rehearsal-a One-Day Workshop in Toronto Discount for CODE members!Members only

In the Fall, Julie Hartley (Director of Centauri Arts and Centauri Summer Arts Camp) ran a workshop for the CODE Conference based on a text book she is working on, which explores creative approaches to rehearsals and performance. The workshop was very well received, and has now been extended into a full day session which will take place in Toronto on Sunday April 10th.

The Artist Educators in Communities and Schools Exchange Conference: EVERYONE CAN PLAY!

Register now for this exciting one-day conference bringing together artist educators, organizational staff, curriculum specialists, teachers, community partners, funders, policy-makers and program participants from across the GTA to exchange ideas, theories and skills that will enhance their arts education practice in communities and schools and explore ways to ensure that EVERYONE CAN PLAY.

Dance 101 - For Teachers Only!Members only

Teaching dance really can be fun!  This 3 hour workshop will break down the elements of dance in a fun and accessible way.  You'll leave with a better understanding of how to apply the new elementary dance curriculum and how to create dance lessons, which are accessible and easy to teach! 

Looking for Teaching Tools? Ministry Revised Arts Podcasts Have Been Posted!

To help support the revised arts curriculum, the Ministry of Education has launched a series of podcasts featuring real teachers, students and classrooms. Watch the podcasts to learn hands-on about teaching strategies in drama and dance. Prepare to be inspired!

Peel DSB Presents 'Arts Alive'

Arts Alive is an annual professional development for the arts event in Peel DSB.  This year it will be held on Jan. 13th, 2011. 

Celebrating 40 Years of Drama and Dance At the 2010 CODE Conference!

Highlights from the 2010 CODE Conference "Celebrate Drama and Dance: Inspiring the Artist in the Teacher" at Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake.