"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls " at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Tags: Drama, Event
On Saturday November 18th at 2PM, Roseneath Theatre will be holding a reading of their new play Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.The play follows the story of 9-year-old Fiona who comes out as male-identified Fin. Fiona has always had this feeling – knowing something is different but not knowing what it was or how to say it. Fiona cuts her hair short and asks her family to start using the name Fin. Dad is accepting of the change right away, but Mom doesn’t quite get it at first. Always from a place of good intentions, we see Fin’s family struggle with this change and through the course of the play ultimately begin to accept and embrace Fin for who he is.

Call for Artists: Artist Educators in Communities and Schools Training Initiative

Canadian Stage is offering an opportunity for artist educators in communities and schools:Canadian Stage, in partnership with PAONE (Professional Arts Organization Network for Education), is pleased to announce the Artist Educators in Communities and Schools Training Initiative taking place between February 14 and 19, 2011 with support from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Government of Ontario through the Cultural Strategic Investment Fund of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. This initiative is comprised of a training intensive for artist educators, a practical placement for training delegates, and an exchange conference in arts education.

Fit 2 Dance Educator Workshops for 2010/11

Fit 2 Dance is offering workshops for educators for 2010/2011.  For more information, download the flyer or visit their website at fit2danceinc.comDownload Flyer

Kaeja d'Dance - 20/20 Vision

Allen and Karen Kaeja, the keynote speakers at last year's CODE Conference are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their dance company, Kaeja D'Dance in 2011.  For more information read more at the link below.

CODE Executive Nominations

The following positions are to be elected in 2010 at the Annual General Meeting of CODE at Queen’s Landing, October 31st 2010.  All Executive Positions are up for elections and cover a two year term: Past President, President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.If you wish to run for one of the above positions, download and fill out the nomination form.

One Song

The following is a performance and learning opportunity in musical theatre for youth:Acting Up Stage is seeking the brightest performers of all styles of music under the age of 19 for the fifth annual One Song Glory: a free training program and showcase in contemporary musical theatre for youth. For four Saturdays, participants will take master classes, participate in workshops, and train with professional directors and musical directors who work in the Toronto musical theatre scene. As well, each student will get the chance to hone their skills working on two musical theatre numbers that they will perform at two final showcase performances at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre. This program is such a unique experience in that Acting Up Stage is able to offer such professional training to talented young people without the economic barriers that exist with other programs in the city.Auditions are fast approaching – October 17th and 23rd, 2010. Please visit www.actingupstage.com for the full audition notice or email Producer Tamara Weisz - tamara@actingupstage.com for more information or a hard copy or PDF file of the audition notice.

The North Ontario Regional Arts Conference, 2010

Tags: Dance, Drama, Event
NORAC, the Northeastern Ontario Regional Arts Conference will be taking place Monday, October 18, 2010.  The focus topics will be on instructional strategies and assessment tools and techniques that support the implementation of the revised arts curriculum for Grades 1-12.  Elementary generalists and specialists, all secondary arts specialist teachers, early years educators and educational assistants and pre-service education/arts students at Laurentian University are invited to attend.Please find all of the details on their flyer here.

Professional Learning Through the Arts Phase 2

Effective Wednesday, September 8, 2010, OTF/FEO will be launching PHASE 2 of the project entitled: Professional Learning through the Arts. OTF members who did not apply during PHASE 1 will have an opportunity to apply for a subsidy towards various activities offered through the remainder of 2010 to support the implementation of the revised Ontario Curriculum: The Arts, Grades 1-8 and The Arts, Grades 9-12. Please note that this subsidy is ONLY FOR MEMBERS WHO DID NOT APPLY FOR PHASE 1!Click on the images below to download the flyers.  Note that these PDF documents contain links to the registration pages.      

Website for Dorothy Heathcote's "Mantle of the Expert"

http://www.mantleoftheexpert.com/This website is devoted to Dorothy Heatcote and her concept of "Mantle of the Expert".  It is filled with helpful information that explains what this strategy looks like in a classroom setting, as well as scholarly resources on how to implement it for your needs.  There is an extensive video archive with clips of Dorothy using the strategy while working with classes around the world, including clips of the famous documentary Three Looms Waiting.  There are also detailed testimonials from teachers who have used MoE in their classrooms reflecting on what the experience taught their students.  This is a great resource for teachers of all levels.

Announcing Opera Atelier's Making of an Opera program!

Book your school for Opera Atelier’s Making of an Opera program for 2010/11! Opera Atelier provides a unique opportunity for students to experience what goes into staging/producing a Baroque opera. The Making of an Opera program brings students together with OA’s creative team to learn about all the components that make up an operatic performance. From the music, costuming, set design, dancing and dramatic technique, students participate in an interactive workshop to understand how Opera Atelier produces a Baroque opera and how all aspects of the arts are involved. Teachers and students walk away with newfound appreciation for ballet and opera from the 17th and 18th centuries.More information after the jump...

Arts Resources for Grades 7/8

Explore this great resources filled with subject specific resources that support Student Success!This repository of professional learning supports includes materials intended for use by facilitated groups, by collaborative teams, and by individuals. Supports take on many formats from multi-session workshops, to video presentations, to print files, to video clips, to interactive web-based instructional trajectories.http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/di/dilearningexamples.htm