CODE-Upon-Avon: Growing Your Soul - Registration Now Open

Now in our 49th year, CODE invites you to spend the day engaged in professional development that will leave you full of new ideas for your pedagogical practice while you enjoy a day of fun at one of Canada’s most renowned Theatre Festivals.

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We’ve all had at least one person who changed our lives with their wisdom, kindness and encouragement. For many, that person was Professor David Booth.You are invited to join OISE for a celebration of life event on: Thursday, June 13, 2019Ontario Institute for Studies in Education252 Bloor Street WestTributes 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditoriumReception 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the libraryPlease share this invitation and help us spread the word.RSVP Today  

Recommendation: YPT's ANTIGONE from former CODE President, Sarah Papoff

 Recommendation: YPT's  ANTIGONE from former CODE President: Sarah PapoffYoung People’s Theatre presents Jeffery Ho’s iteration of Antigone. He takes a Greek classic and juxtaposes the major social justice events of Tiananmen Square uprising and The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement to give young people 12 and up the play we need right now. What is protest? When do we stand up and speak out? Antigone is a critical thinker and activist who stands up for her brother.  She and her brother Niekes are questioning everything. John Ng as Kreon is excellent and reminds us that patriotism and patriarchy are complex, deeply rooted concepts. The theatre in the round staging reminds me that 21st century students urgently need live theatre to inspire creativity. The students were reminded how one can create worlds with a person, authentic emotion and a red umbrella. I attended with a grade 6 class who were engaged and will be exploring protest and social change as a result of this play. If you are looking for an end of year trip- this is a good one for your more mature Grade 6 to Grade 12 students. 

CODE in the legislature #cutshurtkids

On Monday, April 29, CODE and OMEA (The Ontario Music Educators Association) were named in the provincial legislature by Dr. Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto-St. Paul and NDP Culture Critic.  Jane Deluzio, President, and Sarah Papoff, former President,  and our counterparts in OMEA (also President and a former President) were introduced. We spent the day in the legislature listening, learning, watching and reflecting deeply. 

Take Action by Telling your Story: A Political message from CODE President, Jane Deluzio

Dear Members:      CODE is a non-partisan provincial organization. This means that we hold ALL governments accountable and that we work with all parties positively and respectfully. We represent Dance and Drama teachers and their educational interests. We are now actively engaged in political action.

ETFO's Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund

The Ontario Teachers’ Federation welcomes applications for grants from nationals of developing countries. If you are a national of a developing country, you may be eligible for a grant from the Blanche E. Snell Estate Fund, a trust fund administered by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation. The intent of the Fund is to permit foreign students or educators who are temporarily engaged in an educational venture in this province, and who clearly indicate their intention to return to their own countries, to supplement and enhance their educational experience through related travel-study programs, workshop and conference attendance, and the like.

Teacher and Community Preview Evening for Antigone

Teacher and Community Preview Evening for Antigone – Wed May 1st, 2019Young People’s Theatre – 165 Front Street East (near Sherbourne) Reception (light refreshments) starting at 6:15 pmPerformance of ANTIGONE: 方: 7:00 pmPost-show Q & A with the actors: 8:15 pm (until approx. 8:30 pm)TEACHERS may book up to 2 complimentary tickets (max) to the May 1st evening performance by calling 416.862.2222 x2 – while supplies/tickets last! Shawn McCarthy |Associate Director of Marketing | 416.862.2222 x253YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE | 165 FRONT STREET EAST, TORONTO M5A 3Z4YOUNGPEOPLESTHEATRE.CA | BOX OFFICE 416.862.2222 x2

Lessons Learned from David Booth: Literacy, The Arts and Poetry

Presented by the Ontario Literary Association of Niagara

Drama Queensland: Shape 2019 Conference

Sarah Papoff, past President of CODE, attended the Australian conference and shares her experiences.It was my privilege to attend and present at the regional State conference for Drama in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as a travelling teacher on my four over five. I have long admired Drama Australia and its strong infrastructure in Drama Education. There is an Australian National Drama Curriculum and alongside the national drama subject association, there are also state associations. Drama Queensland definitely aligns with CODE as a strong provincial organization of full time educators who volunteer their time to support drama education.

Social Justice and Collective Creation: A Call to Action

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 A group of fourteen students from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton, ON have created an original collective creation entitled A Call to Action.