On “Playing Pretend”: Making Space for “The Real” in Elementary Education

As an artistic community who are heavily invested in the health of drama and dance education in Ontario, it is important to celebrate some of the great work being done with Pre-Service educators at the university level.  The importance of effective pedagogy in drama and dance education in Ontario Faculties of Ed. is vital to the future of these art forms in schools. Under the guidance of Professor Christine Jackson, pre-service student Jessamyn Polson has written a paper that explores the role that drama and dance can play in assisting with the exploration of potentially difficult themes and topics in an elementary setting.  Both Christine and Jessamyn have been kind enough to share their work with CODE. Read on for context and insight from Christine Jackson and to read the paper submitted by Jessamyn.A big thank-you to both for the exciting work you do on behalf of students and the arts.  Bravo!  

Dance Like you Used To!

Rainbow District School Board Arts Education Consultant and Dance Educator, Emily Caruso Parnell on demystifying dance, reminding us that movement is universal. 

David Booth in Conversation

Q and A with Drama educator and innovator, David Booth.

Standby Cue one and two... Mirvish and Shaw discounts for CODE Conference Delegates

This year's CODE Conference has not one, but TWO fantastic theatrical partners: Mirvish Productions and the Shaw Festival

Full of Possibility and Without Boundaries

CODE Board Member Cameron Ferguson on her work with James Croker and Motus O Dance Theatre

New research supports the power of using Drama and Dance to teach Math!

Report from the Washington Post and CODE Resources you can use in the Fall!

Ontario Teachers' Federation Summer Institutes

Interested in Professional Development this summer? Opportunities to enhance your practice as an arts educator are available across the province through OTF - including offerings by CODE!

Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses in Ontario this summer! Why an AQ? Read on!

Up your Drama and Dance Game with an AQ! Looking for new ways to bring drama and dance into your classroom?  Why not take or continue your professional development in dance and drama by enrolling in one of the many Additional Qualification courses offered this summer?  There are so many benefits of taking an AQ and we at CODE thought we would highlight a few. 

Teacher Day at Shaw Festival

Tags: Drama, Event
May 6th was Spring Teacher Day at the Shaw Festival. This exciting day of inspiring workshops was led by top artists in the areas of playwriting, movement, musical theatre and literary connections with Alice in Wonderland. Participants chose two workshops for the day. Our Northern Reps - Cheri-Anne Byrne and Jennfier Giancola were there! Find out about their day!Join us in this serene setting at White Oaks Resort and Spa Oct 21-23, 2016 when CODE partners with Shaw at our Annual Conference! www.codeconferences.ca

Sharing Dance Resources

Tags: Curriculum, Dance
Introducing new resource: Sharing Dance in the Classroom - https://nbscc.brightspace.com