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!  

NYU Steinhardt Call for Proposals!

New York University Forum on Educational Theatre call for Proposals - Deadline January 15, 2016!

Free show tickets, tours and workshops offered by Theatre @York!

York University offers teachers and their students the chance to see a matinée performance, have a tour and participate in a workshop free of charge. 

NEW! Secondary Drama and Dance Inquiry-based units now available

After a very successful roll-out of our Elementary Inquiry-based Dance and Drama resources, we have now uploaded our brand-new Secondary Inquiry-based Dance and Drama Resources.

2015 Conference Resources are now online

If you attended the 2015 CODE Conference in Mississauga and are looking for the Conference Materials from your workshops, look no further!

Calling all CODE Members! Have you completed the 2015 CODE Membership Survey?

Click on the link and complete our 2015 Membership Survey! Help us to make your CODE membership experience even better by sharing your feedback today!

Reclaiming The Radical: Drama In Dangerous Times – An Evening of Exploration

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On Thursday, November 19th, 2015, educators, artists and scholars gathered at OISE/UT for a unique event-- an evening of compelling conversation with researchers from around the world exploring ‘drama in dangerous times.’ 

Reclaiming the Radical: Drama in Dangerous Times

International Drama Panel at OISE this Thursday, November 19th!

Ontario Arts Council Free Webinar

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Artists and Artist Educators, take an hour out of your day this week to participate on-line to a free Webinar on aligning your project to School Priorities or bringing an equity lens to your work!

CODE and Diana Tso: A Powerful Afterschool Workshop Event

CODE is thrilled to offer: Speaking up in Solidarity for women in violence through Drama - a dynamic and powerful workshop with artist educator Diana Tso. Join us Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at Rosedale Heights School for the Arts. Register today!

Margaret Burke: Goddess in the Shadows

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CODE Member Glenys McQueen-Fuentes sat down for a conversation with Margaret Burke, notable Drama Educator and innovator, about her extraordinary career in Drama in Education.