Teaching resources

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!

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. 

Red Snow Special Teachers' Night - January 21st at Theatre Passe Muraille

The World Premiere of RED SNOW by Diana TsoForbidden Love. Forgotten Holocaust.RED SNOW: Isabel’s recurring nightmare of her grandparents’ favorite Chinese opera drives her to search for their silenced story. On her journey she falls in love with Jason, a man who is connected to the same forgotten holocaust. When their lives collide they struggle to reconcile the past with the present - for themselves and their families, shaken from their lifelong silence by Isabel’s pilgrimage to uncover the secrets of her grandmother’s history ... and her own.

New Resource from Theatre Books!

Check out this new product available from Theatre Books! A Backstage/Tech Theatre Guide Placemat!  (Laminated)Cost: $15.00 *SPECIAL PRICE FOR CODE MEMBERS!

Hot off the Presses, Financial Literacy Resources are Here!

CODE is pleased to announce its brand new Financial Literacy resources, created with the generous support of the Ministry of Education. Browse lessons and units from grades 4-12 connecting drama, dance and concepts of financial literacy. These units offer new and innovative ideas and cross-curricular connections to help you educate students about this important subject. Visit our Resources page to access these great resources today!

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. . .

Toronto's Dance History 1900-1980: Exhibition by Dance Collection Danse

Toronto's Dance History 1900-1980, an exhibition curated by Dance Collection Danse - Canada's largest dance archives, explores the development of the city's dance scene from influential touring artists to vaudevillians to the ballet and modern dance booms and the diversity of dance practiced in the city.And CODE members receive discounts on Dance Collection Danse's publications!

New ETFO Publication: More Than a Play

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has just released a drama resource called "More Than a Play". This resource is a collection of plays about the "isms" for junior/intermediate students.

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! 

TheatreFace: Putting a Face on Theatre - an interesting social web site for all things Technical

This is a very interesting social web site for all those involved in theatre.  They host chats, have a central location for questions and answers to technical problems and have photo contests of set and lighting designs.http://theatreface.ning.com/