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 Dance Brochure

CODE Drama Brochure

We Need to Talk About DramaA Chorus of Voices: Shaping a Future for Drama in Education - Christine Jackson, CODE Conference October 2015

 

Agencies and Organizations

Provincial

Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO)

www.artseco.ca

Dance Ontario

https://www.danceontario.ca/

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

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

Ontario Art Education Association (OAEA)

www.oaea.ca

Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)

Guidelines for Additional Qualifications Courses in Dance and Dramatic Arts

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

Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA)

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

Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA)

www.omea.on.ca

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF)

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

Ontario Teacher Educators in the Arts (ONTEA)

http://ontea.nipissingu.ca/

Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF/FEO)

www.otffeo.on.ca

People for Education

www.peopleforeducation.ca

Pulse Dance Conference

www.pulsedance.ca

Theatre Ontario

https://www.theatreontario.org/

 

National

Canadian Conference of the Arts

http://ccarts.ca/advocacy/

Canadian Dance Assembly

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

Dance Collection Danse (DCD)

https://www.dcd.ca/

National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts (NRTEA)

http://nrtea.ca/

National Theatre School Festival - Ontario (NTSFestival Ontario)

https://ent-nts.ca/en/intro-nts-festival-ontario

 

International

Dance and the Child International (DACI)

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

International Drama/Theatre Education Association (IDEA)

www.ideadrama.org

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

http://en.unesco.org/

World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE)

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

 

Government Agencies

Canada Council for the Arts (CCA)

http://canadacouncil.ca/

Ontario Arts Council (OAC)

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

Ontario Ministry of Education (MOE)

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-education

Toronto Arts Council (TAC)

http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/home

 

Advocacy Tools

Research and Writing

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

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

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

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

Research Report on Teaching in Ontario by Kathleen Gould Lundy

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

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

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

 

Videos

CODE 40th Anniversary Documentary

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

Learning Through the Arts Video Series

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

Pulse Dance Conference Videos

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

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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

Why I Dance Video - The Dance Current Magazine

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