The CODE Management Board is Inspired With a Weekend at Akinomaagaye Gaamik: House of Learning

From March 3rd to 5th the CODE Management Board held our annual retreat in order to plan for the activities of the coming year, including the CODE Conference. One important priority this year is decolonizing our practice, updating, reflecting on and redefining our Equity lens. This year’s retreat was instrumental in furthering the new relationship between CODE and the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO). The retreat was held on the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, all hosted by Nancy Rowe at Akinomaagaye Gaamik: House of Learning.  Read on to learn about this incredible experience!

Post-Report Card Detox by Travelling StageMembers only

One of CODE's partners, The Travelling Stage is offering a discount on yoga classes for teachers!The Travelling Stage has teamed up with Power Yoga Canada - Liberty Village to bring you a phenomenal offer! Enjoy one month of unlimited hot yoga for only $50.00! Regular Price: $140.00The Travelling Stage has teamed up with LiV Yoga Studio to bring you a phenomenal offer! Enjoy one month of unlimited hot yoga for only $50.00! Regular Price: $140.00 Offer valid November 16-December 31, 2010. Cannot be combined with other offers. Teachers must show board ID or OCT card to participate. Pass it on to other teachers you know! Our Price: $50.00 (plus hst) for one month of unlimited hot yogaFor more information click "Read More"

2010 CODE Conference Workshop HandoutsMembers only

The 2010 CODE Conference this year at Niagara-On-The-Lake was a huge success! The conference's array of workshops and keynote speakers left conference delegates full of inspiration and innovation. A variety of workshop handouts are now available in the resource section of our website. Thank you to all workshop presenters and keynote speakers for making this conference memorable!You can find the resources filtered for workshop notes here.

Learn About the UK's "Drama for Learning and Creativity" (D4LC) Initiative

The Drama for Learning and Creativity initiative, or D4LC, is an innovative program operating in the UK and bring implemented by other countries across the globe. At this year's CODE conference, Patrice Baldwin, President of National Drama UK and Chair of IDEA, premiered this video so that Ontario teachers could learn about ways in which drama in making its way into all aspects of the elementary curriculum thanks to D4LC. . .

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.

AGM Executive and Management Board Reports

For those of you who are attending CODE's Annual General Meeting, we are posting the reports from the Executive and the Management Board for your perusal.  Please read through them so that any questions regarding these reports can be brought up at the meeting.Executive ReportsManagement Board Reports

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.