Call for Workshop Presenters

Attention all Artists and Educators! The Council of Drama and Dance Educators is looking for workshop presenters for our 42nd annual conference Think Global: Drama and Dance! This year's conference focuses on the universal nature of drama and dance and its power to inspire and promote global responsibility and awareness. By making real-world connections through the arts to the issues affecting our increasingly-complex world, students will increase their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Workshop themes will include:

  • Creating and developing a unit of study focused on issues of globalization and citizenship, social justice, environmental issues and/or socio-economic issues, and/or equity and diversity, from pre-planning to implementation to assessment and evaluation
  • Exploring dance and drama from diverse communities and cultures (e.g. world dance forms, First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures)
  • Exploring environmental and/or social justice issues through drama/dance in a school or community setting (e.g., working with at-risk populations, using drama and dance to explore issues of poverty, the impact of trade on world nations and the environment, the Occupy Wall Street movement, etc.)
  • School and community-based organizations using the arts as a tool for social activism and awareness
  • Real-world and cross-curricular connections of drama and dance to other subjects (e.g. integrated arts, social sciences, science, geography, mathematics, health, etc.)
  • Developing students’ financial literacy and critical literacy through the arts
  • Tools for elementary generalist teachers to incorporate authentic drama and dance experiences for students into their existing curriculum (integrated arts, cross-curricular lessons and units)
  • Bringing dance and drama in to the Early Childhood Education classroom

Applications are due at midnight on Wednesday, February 29th!

The application can be found at:  http://www.formstack.com/forms/dramafocus-code_proposals

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Chair, Jennifer Goodine, at jennifer.goodine@code.on.ca

Attention all Artists and Educators! The Council of Drama and Dance Educators is looking for workshop presenters for our 42nd annual conference Think Global: Drama and Dance! This year's conference focuses on the universal nature of drama and dance and its power to inspire and promote global responsibility and awareness. By making real-world connections through the arts to the issues affecting our increasingly-complex world, students will increase their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Workshop themes will include:

  • Creating and developing a unit of study focused on issues of globalization and citizenship, social justice, environmental issues and/or socio-economic issues, and/or equity and diversity, from pre-planning to implementation to assessment and evaluation
  • Exploring dance and drama from diverse communities and cultures (e.g. world dance forms, First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures)
  • Exploring environmental and/or social justice issues through drama/dance in a school or community setting (e.g., working with at-risk populations, using drama and dance to explore issues of poverty, the impact of trade on world nations and the environment, the Occupy Wall Street movement, etc.)
  • School and community-based organizations using the arts as a tool for social activism and awareness
  • Real-world and cross-curricular connections of drama and dance to other subjects (e.g. integrated arts, social sciences, science, geography, mathematics, health, etc.)
  • Developing students’ financial literacy and critical literacy through the arts
  • Tools for elementary generalist teachers to incorporate authentic drama and dance experiences for students into their existing curriculum (integrated arts, cross-curricular lessons and units)
  • Bringing dance and drama in to the Early Childhood Education classroom

Applications are due at midnight on Wednesday, February 29th!

The application can be found at:  http://www.formstack.com/forms/dramafocus-code_proposals

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Chair, Jennifer Goodine, at jennifer.goodine@code.on.ca