Announcements

Get a Sneak Peek at the 2012 CODE Conference!

The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) invites all Drama and Dance Artists and Educators to attend this year’s CODE Conference, Think Global: Drama and Dance being held at Nottawasaga Inn Resort, October 19th – 21st, 2012. This year's conference focuses on the universal nature of drama and dance, and its power to inspire and promote global responsibility and awareness. Read more to get a sneak peek of conference highlights, including workshops, showcases, keynote speaker information and more! Our conference site goes live early May 2012.

IDEA World Congress 2013 - Paris, France

What is at stake? Where do our challenges stand?From July 8-13th 2013, participants from 80 countries will meet in Paris, France to participate in the International Drama and Theatre Education Association's World Congress, IDEA. Four main questions will shape the body of our exchanges, debates, research and actions in this congress:Has drama / theatre and education become a global challenge, currently shared by all as we enter the XXIst century?What does it take for drama / theatre and education to encourage transforming processes?Will scientific discoveries on the anchoring of knowledge within the body generate a revolution in education?How can theatre sensitize learners to the diversity of cultures, languages and so-called “foreign” productions?Continue reading and visit the newly-launched IDEA website to learn more about how you can be a part of this event.

An Important Announcement for all ETFO Members

If you are an ETFO member and want to have your federation support and advocate on behalf of Drama and Dance Education and the Arts, please consider attending the Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario August 13th to 16th, 2012 in Toronto.

Remembering Dorothy Heathcote

It is with infinite sadness that we report the death of Dorothy Heathcote. Dorothy has served as an inspiration to educators around the world, and was a great supporter of CODE. An honourary member, she spoke via teleconference to delegates at our 2008 conference in London, inspiring and delighting us with her stories and insights into drama in education. To read Dorothy's keynote address, click here. We at CODE will remember Dorothy with great fondness, respect and admiration for her amazing contributions to arts education.Continue reading Dorothy's obituary notice and learn about future plans to celebrate her life and teaching. . .

Enhance your Students’ Creativity: Invite an Artist into your Classroom!

The Artists in Education Roster and the Aboriginal Artists in Schools Roster at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are resources for Ontario teachers who wish to hire professional artists to teach hands-on workshops to their students. The roster is available to teachers working at elementary or secondary schools registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education, or federally-funded. 

Hot off the Presses, Financial Literacy Resources are Here!

CODE is pleased to announce its brand new Financial Literacy resources, created with the generous support of the Ministry of Education. Browse lessons and units from grades 4-12 connecting drama, dance and concepts of financial literacy. These units offer new and innovative ideas and cross-curricular connections to help you educate students about this important subject. Visit our Resources page to access these great resources today!

Newsletters, Workshops and Discounted Books at Playwrights Guild of Canada!Members only

CODE is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Gain access to the PGC newsletter, learn about exciting workshops with artists such as Brad Fraser, and obtain a 20% discount on books!

Remembering Nancy Swortzell

Today, we were learned the sad news that Dr. Nancy Swortzell, co founder of the NYU Program in Educational Theatre, had passed away. Though few of us at CODE knew Nancy personally, Dr. Philip Tayler, current Director of the NYU Educational Theatre Program, has shared some background on her inspirational work as a drama educator to share with us.

Longstanding CODE Member Helen Zdriluk Wins Distinguished Award

Helen Zdriluk's Master of Education thesis, "Ten Years After: A Qualitative Study of Students' Experiences in a High School Theatre Company," has received the American Alliance for Theatre and Education's Distinguished Thesis/Dissertation Award. Congratulations, Helen! 

October 21-23rd, 2011 CODE Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom -- Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for CODE's 41st Annual Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom. This unique event promises to provide top-notch professional development to teachers and artists through hands-on workshops, showcases, networking opportunities and more!Read on for more highlights, or to register today click the REACH icon on the right hand side of our website's main page. . .