Announcements

Summer OTF Camps in Drama and Dance-- Register Today!

OTF and CODE are working together to expand our highly popular series of three-day summer camps for teachers. This summer, choose from four workshops in all areas of the province and pay only $50 for three days of quality PD. Read more for dates, locations and workshop descriptions, as well as the link to register. . .

Know of a Successful Arts in the Community Project? Call for the CODE 2011 Conference Poster Fair

The 2011 CODE Conference Reach: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom is looking for innovative arts in the community and arts education projects for this year's Poster Fair.

Shaw Festival Bus Subsidy Program - Worth Up to $500!

Attention Educators! Book a performance of The Admirable Crichton, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Heartbreak House for a group of 30 or more students, and the Shaw will reimburse you 50% of the round-trip transportation to Niagara-on-the-Lake, up to $500.

Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture and Environment Conference

How can we produce art that reflects, celebrates, critiques and advances thecultural life of our community without contributing to the destruction ofthe setting that inspires these artistic endeavours?STAGING SUSTAINABILITY   Arts | Community | Culture |Environment<http://www.stagingsustainability.com/>An international conference in the Faculty of Fine Arts, York UniversityApril 20 - 22, 2011 | Toronto, Canada

Save This Date! The 41st Annual CODE Conference, October 21st-23rd 2011, Blue Mountain Resort

You are cordially invited to The 41st Annual Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators’ Provincial Conference, at Blue Mountain Resorts, Blue Mountains, ON.Reach: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom will highlight the third strand of the expectations in the Ontario Arts Document. CODE, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, is delighted to be able to share and model artist, teacher, and community partnerships. Such partnerships not only enrich the educational experience of students but also the life of the community. . .

Learning Through the Arts Subsidies for Teachers

Leap Into ActionAccelerate your school achievement plan with a Learning Through the Arts Literacy, Math, or Media Literacy Program.$1,200 school subsidies available now!

Looking for Teaching Tools? Ministry Revised Arts Podcasts Have Been Posted!

To help support the revised arts curriculum, the Ministry of Education has launched a series of podcasts featuring real teachers, students and classrooms. Watch the podcasts to learn hands-on about teaching strategies in drama and dance. Prepare to be inspired!

Professional Learning Through the Arts Phase 2

Effective Wednesday, September 8, 2010, OTF/FEO will be launching PHASE 2 of the project entitled: Professional Learning through the Arts. OTF members who did not apply during PHASE 1 will have an opportunity to apply for a subsidy towards various activities offered through the remainder of 2010 to support the implementation of the revised Ontario Curriculum: The Arts, Grades 1-8 and The Arts, Grades 9-12. Please note that this subsidy is ONLY FOR MEMBERS WHO DID NOT APPLY FOR PHASE 1!Click on the images below to download the flyers.  Note that these PDF documents contain links to the registration pages.      

Welcome to the new website... and please bear with us...

Welcome to CODE's brand new website.  Please bear with us while we try to clear the dust in the renovation.  There are probably issues that we had not anticipated that will require some attention, so we hope that you can help point out any problems or confusions that we are having.  Let us know what's going well and what is not by e-mailing us on our contact page.  Your patience and feedback are much appreciated. We anticipate some hiccups with the migration of our member database. We were forced to reset all passwords with the migration (a security precaution) so if you cannot log in, reset your password in the field in the top right-hand corner of the site.  You may be asked to reset your password as we slowly activate the accounts over the next 2-3 days.We are currently completing edits for some of the resources.  We have a number of dance units and some drama focus course profiles which will be posted to the website by the end of the month.  Your patience as we complete the editing process is appreciated.Please feel free to log in and post comments to this blog post.  Click "Read More" to make your comments.