"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.

Forging Partnerships with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario

Recently, the CODE Management Board met with representatives from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO), whose mandate is to promote strong First Nations, Métis & Inuit Studies and Language education programs in schools and communities across Ontario. 

Dance Like you Used To!

Rainbow District School Board Arts Education Consultant and Dance Educator, Emily Caruso Parnell on demystifying dance, reminding us that movement is universal. 

David Booth in Conversation

Q and A with Drama educator and innovator, David Booth.

Full of Possibility and Without Boundaries

CODE Board Member Cameron Ferguson on her work with James Croker and Motus O Dance Theatre

New research supports the power of using Drama and Dance to teach Math!

Report from the Washington Post and CODE Resources you can use in the Fall!

Teacher Day at Shaw Festival

Tags: Drama, Event
May 6th was Spring Teacher Day at the Shaw Festival. This exciting day of inspiring workshops was led by top artists in the areas of playwriting, movement, musical theatre and literary connections with Alice in Wonderland. Participants chose two workshops for the day. Our Northern Reps - Cheri-Anne Byrne and Jennfier Giancola were there! Find out about their day!Join us in this serene setting at White Oaks Resort and Spa Oct 21-23, 2016 when CODE partners with Shaw at our Annual Conference! www.codeconferences.ca

Sharing Dance Resources

Tags: Curriculum, Dance
Introducing new resource: Sharing Dance in the Classroom - https://nbscc.brightspace.com

Come Out and Play! An Inside Look at the PLAY Symposium

This spring the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre will take place for the first time on North American soil, and in addition to showcasing performances from children around the world, it will provide the educational community with its own event: the PLAY! Symposium, taking place from 10-12 June, 2016 at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.

All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration and Innovation - How Teachers Honour Student Voice and the Inquiry Process

Tags: Drama, Event
As teachers and life-long learners, we are constantly engaged in the process of reflection and inquiry into our own practice. As artist educators and drama and dance teachers we engage in the creative process daily with our students and within our own creative work. Principal Investigator Kathy Gould Lundy and her research team at York University (Professors Belarie Zatzman, Naomi Norquay et al.) engaged in a unique project that explored Inquiry. We at CODE were excited to witness this culminating performance.  Truly a love story for and by teachers with student work and experiences at the centre. In fact, student thinking was truly made visible as they were considered “Innovative Practitioners.”  Deep questions were raised about location, proportional reasoning, stewardship, historical perspectives: big ideas, big questions all through the arts and a transdisciplinary lens. Cameron Ferguson, our Central East representative attended this inspirational night of culminating drama about teacher inquiry and shares a personal reflection of the experience here.