The 2017 CODE Conference is Almost Here!

From October 13-15, 2017, The Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario will become home to drama and dance educators, artists and supporters.  This year's conference theme is 'Claiming Our Voices', and will provide delegates with a number of inspirational, informative and engaging workshops that will leave educators with a number of tools to bring back to their classrooms.  Whether you're new to Arts Education or a vet, read on to see how to register for 'Claiming Our Voices'.

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.

Brock University Drama in Education Symposium on Active Citizenship

Weekend symposium on Active Citizenship at Brock's Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts building a huge success.

A CODie Abroad: The Drama Landscape in China

Have you ever wondered what arts education looks like across the globe? What challenges and experiences drama and dance teachers face in other countries? In this edition of ‘A CODie Abroad’, CODE Past President and IDEA Secretary Kim Snider takes us to China, where she explores the challenges and possibilities of drama education in the world’s most populous nation.

A free community event: Drama in Education & Applied Theatre Symposium on Active Citizenship

Tags: Drama, Event
Excellent opportunity to attend a free community event: Drama in Education & Applied Theatre Symposium on Active Citizenship with keynotes Jonathon Neelands and Kathleen Gould Lundy and other illustrious drama educators at Brock U. Join in Friday January 29th!

Final Report of the National Roundtable on Teacher Education in the Arts in Canada

Be among the first to read this new Report on the findings of the Roundtable on Teacher Education in the Arts in Canada.

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!

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

Tags: Event
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.’