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!  

WE had a fantastic time at the 45th CODE Conference

It's hard to believe that, after a year of planning and anticipation, the 45th Annual CODE Conference has drawn to a close. And what a weekend it was!

Have you registered for the 2015 CODE Conference?

Back to school time means that the Annual CODE Conference is quickly approaching. Have you registered yet?

Welcome back to School! Opening week resources

The 2015-16 school year is upon us. Looking for a great way to start your Secondary Drama or Dance class? Check out this resource in our Resources section. 

Get The Early Bird Rate for This Year's CODE Conference

The CODE Conference is only a few short months away!  The deadline to take advantage of the early bird rate is quickly approaching.  Read on to check out some of the amazing things this year's conference will offer!

CODE at the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) Conference

Educators, Artists, Academics and Community Theatre Practitioners gather in Singapore for SDEA's 2015 Conference, "Standing Still: Still Standing - Reflecting on the Changing Landscape of Drama and Theatre Practice."

Arts, Equity and Innovation Conference

Innovation, arts and equity are celebrated, and practice shared in the first arts conference of its kind hosted in Simcoe County.

World Festival of Children's Theatre - Updates!

PLAY! A Symposium, is for Festival theatre practitioners, academics, parents, researchers, teachers, students, community leaders, health-care workers, gamers -anyone eager to explore play, either through the lens of children's theatre or as a significant human activity. A Resource Fair will also be part of the Symposium, which will take place at the beautiful University of Waterloo Stratford campus.

Alias Dance Project Animates Zion Schoolhouse

Tags: Dance, Event
CODE Conference 2015 presenter Alias Dance Project is animating the Zion Schoolhouse as part of the Animating Historic Sites and Museums project this July in Toronto!

National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts 2015

CODE was pleased to attend the annual NRTEA Conference and Roundtable discussions in Ottawa this past May. This year's conversations and events centred around: Teacher Education in the Arts at a Crossroad - The Impact of demographic and social trends and structures. Discussions and events were held at Ottawa City Hall and the National Art Gallery hosted by CODE past president Michael Wilson, Madeleine Aubry and the steering committee. Please check the website www.nrtea.ca for more information and upcoming final report.

ETFO: Summer Academy Dance and Drama Course Offerings

Looking for Summer PD?ETFO Summer Academy has Dance and Drama course offerings!