Grounded In Space and Place - 2021 CODE Resource Writing Project
We are pleased to announce that the Council of Drama and Dance Educators is looking for writers, lead writers and reviewers for a resource writing project this summer.
We will be developing resource materials to support teachers with the implementation of Drama and Dance resources in both English and French, with a connection to the land. In this case, land based pedagogy will focus on drama and dance mini-units that emphasize a connection to the land, place, space and/or sustainability; a process drama based on a book connected to the land; exploration of space or place through dance, etc. Resources will centre decolonization as a guiding principle.
“Land-based pedagogy is the progressive teacher that will provide us the tools to build healthy communities with sustainable futures. How can we better teach empathy? Instil responsibility and be examples of honorable human reciprocation? History? Survival skills? Land-based education offers higher levels of thinking not always found in traditional Western education.” - Mandi Reigh Elles
CODE does not promote or utilize resources that appropriate voice or culture.
STAFFING OF THE GROUNDED IN SPACE AND PLACE WRITING PROJECT:
CODE is looking for qualified lead writers, writers, and reviewers in the following three categories:
1) Elementary Drama and Dance = 1 P/J Drama and 1 P/J Dance
2) Intermediate/Senior Drama and Dance = 1 I/S Drama and 1 I/S Dance
3) French Immersion Elementary Drama and Dance = 2 P/J Drama and Dance, and 2 J/I Drama and Dance
This package outlines the experience needed, areas of responsibility for writers, and application forms for this project. Honouraria indicates the amount that writers will receive. Writers will be paid once completed resources are delivered to the Reviewers by the agreed upon dates.
Applicants must have strong word processing skills and familiarity with Google Drive.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE in the following areas will be considered for this Project:
A strong command of written English
A strong command of written French (for the French Immersion Resources)
Experience with student-led inquiry and creative process in drama and/or dance
Knowledge of the ON curriculum and expectations
Experience with equity and inclusivity practices within the classroom
Experience teaching dance/drama AND/OR a strong understanding of decolonization and land based pedagogy. Consideration will be given to teachers of other subjects who have demonstrated considerable knowledge in arts/inquiry-based learning or process drama
The RESPONSIBILITIES are as follows:
All WRITERS will:
Attend a one day training session on July 12th on Zoom
All writers will work collaboratively with a lead writer, project manager and reviewers
Writers will work with their Lead Writer to draft an action plan for the creation of the resources
Engage in ongoing dialogue with their writing team throughout the writing process and use their feedback to make revisions to the resource by the agreed upon delivery date.
Each Writer will create a mini-unit following the template provided of 3-5 lessons (not including rehearsal time, etc)
Complete and send the draft resources to the Lead Writer by the agreed upon dates (below)
Complete and send the reviewed resources to the Project Manager by the agreed upon date
All REVIEWERS will:
Attend the one day training session on July 12th on Zoom
Receive the resources to review by the agreed upon date (see below)
Review resources and make recommendations and comments
Return the resources to the Project Manager by the agreed upon date (see below)
Timelines for Resource Project:
Training Day: July 12th 10am-2pm
First draft delivered from Writer to Lead Writer: July 21st at 4pm
Edits returned to Writer by July 26th at 4pm
Final draft delivered to Lead Writer by July 30th at 4pm
Lead Writer deliver the Final Draft to the Resource Manager by August 4th at 4pm
Resource Manager delivers the Resources to each Reviewer by August 6th at 4pm
Reviewers return reviewed material(s) to the Resource Manager by August 11th at 4pm
Lead Writers need to be available for revisions on August 12th
All Writers will be paid $1000 each to create their resource.
Lead Writers will be paid $1000 to review, revise/edit and provide feedback to their writing teams.
Reviewers will be paid $200 per resource reviewed. Note: We are looking for reviewers for all three areas: Drama, Dance and French Immersion.
If you are interested in applying for a position, please complete the attached application form and email with your résumé and a sample lesson that you have written and taught to Matthew Sheahan at email@example.com by 12 midnight on Friday, May 21, 2021.
We will notify all applicants by Friday, June 4th at 5pm.
Matthew Sheahan, CODE President