CODE is offering a 3 hour workshop for secondary teachers with Siobhan Richardson, a stage combat and intimacy director, to teach strategies for directing students in scenes with intimacy. Organized by Kathleen Karpenchuk, CODE's Drama Liaison. Click through for details!
CODE was well represented at "The State of Our Art" at Brock Univeristy for their second drama symposium, with members from the Management Board and past presidents attending the event all weekend. From keynotes by Julia Salverson and Kathleen Gallagher, and workshops from David Booth, Larry Swartz, Joe Norris, Belarie Zatzman, Julia Salverson, and Kathleen Gallagher, there were workshops allowing students, teachers and academics to dig in through inquiry and applied theatre. Stay tuned for new opportunities from Brock University and future drama sympoisums.
On Saturday November 18th at 2PM, Roseneath Theatre will be holding a reading of their new play Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
The play follows the story of 9-year-old Fiona who comes out as male-identified Fin. Fiona has always had this feeling – knowing something is different but not knowing what it was or how to say it. Fiona cuts her hair short and asks her family to start using the name Fin. Dad is accepting of the change right away, but Mom doesn’t quite get it at first. Always from a place of good intentions, we see Fin’s family struggle with this change and through the course of the play ultimately begin to accept and embrace Fin for who he is.
CODE was at The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL) Conference in Ottawa! A full Conference with many take-away questions, inspiring ideas, and connections made with Educators and Artist Educators from across Canada, the highlights of which we share here with you, our members. Read on!
May 6th was Spring Teacher Day at the Shaw Festival. This exciting day of inspiring workshops was led by top artists in the areas of playwriting, movement, musical theatre and literary connections with Alice in Wonderland. Participants chose two workshops for the day. Our Northern Reps - Cheri-Anne Byrne and Jennfier Giancola were there! Find out about their day!Join us in this serene setting at White Oaks Resort and Spa Oct 21-23, 2016 when CODE partners with Shaw at our Annual Conference! www.codeconferences.ca
All I's on Education: Imagination, Integration and Innovation - How Teachers Honour Student Voice and the Inquiry Process
As teachers and life-long learners, we are constantly engaged in the process of reflection and inquiry into our own practice. As artist educators and drama and dance teachers we engage in the creative process daily with our students and within our own creative work. Principal Investigator Kathy Gould Lundy and her research team at York University (Professors Belarie Zatzman, Naomi Norquay et al.) engaged in a unique project that explored Inquiry. We at CODE were excited to witness this culminating performance. Truly a love story for and by teachers with student work and experiences at the centre. In fact, student thinking was truly made visible as they were considered “Innovative Practitioners.” Deep questions were raised about location, proportional reasoning, stewardship, historical perspectives: big ideas, big questions all through the arts and a transdisciplinary lens. Cameron Ferguson, our Central East representative attended this inspirational night of culminating drama about teacher inquiry and shares a personal reflection of the experience here.