Advocacy

The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) encourages and supports the development of drama and dance in education in Ontario. CODE often engages with partner organizations, as well as provincial, national, and international agencies to represent its members and advocate for issues of importance to those in the field of arts education.

CODE encourages its members and the public-at-large to assist us in advocating for the arts in your schools and communities. Please see the following links to support you in becoming an advocate for dance and drama education.

 

CODE Resources

CODE Drama Brochure

CODE Dance Brochure

We Need to Talk About Drama  

 A Chorus of Voices: Shaping a Future for Drama in Education - Christine Jackson, CODE Conference October 2015

 

Agencies and Organizations

Provincial

Pulse Dance Conference

www.pulsedance.ca

 

Sears Drama Festival

www.searsdramafestival.com

 

Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO)

www.artseco.ca

 

Ontario Teacher Educators in the Arts (ONTEA)

http://ontea.nipissingu.ca/

 

Ontario Art Education Association (OAEA)

www.oaea.ca

 

Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA)

www.omea.on.ca

 

Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF/FEO)

www.otffeo.on.ca

 

People for Education

www.peopleforeducation.ca

 

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

http://www.etfo.ca/Pages/default.aspx

 

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

https://www.osstf.on.ca/

 

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association

http://www.oecta.on.ca/wps/portal

 

Ontario College of Teachers

Guidelines for Additional Qualifications Courses in Dance and Dramatic Arts

http://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/schedules-and-guidel...

 

National

National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts

http://nrtea.ca/

 

Canadian Dance Assembly

http://www.cda-acd.ca/en/advocacy/

 

Canadian Conference of the Arts

http://ccarts.ca/advocacy/

 

International

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

http://en.unesco.org/

 

International Drama/Theatre Education Association

www.ideadrama.org

 

Dance and the Child International

www.daci.org/en/gsDisplayGeneral/index/menu_id/13

 

World Alliance for Arts Education

http://waae.edcp.educ.ubc.ca/

 

Government Agencies

Toronto Arts Council

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/home

 

Ontario Arts Council

http://www.arts.on.ca/site4.aspx

 

Ontario Ministry of Education

 

Canada Council for the Arts

http://canadacouncil.ca/

Advocacy Tools

Research and Writing

All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration, Innovation Research Report, Kathleen Gould Lundy, 2016

Ontario Arts Curriculum (2009) Front Matter

www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/arts.html

www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/index.html

 

Unleashing Potential, Harnessing Possibility: An Odyssey of Creativity, Innovation and Critical Thinking: An Action Research Study by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

www.leadthewaytocreativity.com

 

Arts Education for the Development of the Whole Child - Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/ForTeachers/Documents/Arts%20Education%20for%20the%20Development%20of%20the%20Whole%20Child.pdf

 

Ten Lessons the Arts Teaches by Elliot Eisner

http://provost.tamu.edu/initiatives/councils-task-forces-folder/campus-arts-task-force-folder/ArtsTFAppD.pdf

 

UNESCO Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Road Map for Arts Education: Report for Canada (March 2010) http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/226/Arts%20Education%20Report_March%202010_EN.pdf

 

Arts Education Advocacy Toolkit - The Kennedy Centre Alliance for Arts Education Network

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/kcaaen/resources/ArtsEducationAdvocacyToolkit.pdf

Videos

Pulse Dance Conference Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIRyYxCJcNWWFibPSgWYi_g

 

Learning Through the Arts Video Series

http://www.curriculum.org/arts/

 

CODE 40th Anniversary Documentary

http://code.on.ca/blog/code-40th-anniversary-documentary

 

Why I Dance Video - The Dance Current Magazine

http://www.thedancecurrent.com/video/ontario-dances-why-i-dance

 

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY