CODE Member Glenys McQueen-Fuentes sat down for a conversation with Margaret Burke, notable Drama Educator and innovator, about her extraordinary career in Drama in Education.
PLAY! A Symposium, is for Festival theatre practitioners, academics, parents, researchers, teachers, students, community leaders, health-care workers, gamers -anyone eager to explore play, either through the lens of children's theatre or as a significant human activity. A Resource Fair will also be part of the Symposium, which will take place at the beautiful University of Waterloo Stratford campus.
CODE was pleased to attend the annual NRTEA Conference and Roundtable discussions in Ottawa this past May. This year's conversations and events centred around: Teacher Education in the Arts at a Crossroad - The Impact of demographic and social trends and structures. Discussions and events were held at Ottawa City Hall and the National Art Gallery hosted by CODE past president Michael Wilson, Madeleine Aubry and the steering committee. Please check the website www.nrtea.ca for more information and upcoming final report.
We are pleased to announce that the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators will be developing resource materials to support Intermediate/Senior teachers with the implementation of the Drama and Dance curriculum in the context of Inquiry learning. The development of resources reflects CODE’s mandate to encourage and support Drama and Dance in education in Ontario.
Writing teams will create resources to support secondary teachers in the facilitation of student-led inquiry in dance and drama. These resources will be available to CODE members on our website at www.code.on.ca.
From our friends at Prologue to the Performing Arts:
Prologue Children's Festival: May 25 at the YPT!
The Special Needs class of Bur Oak Secondary School in Markham made history on March 3, 2015, when they competed at the Ontario Sears Drama Festival. This unique show titled “Shoes” featured youth who are living with challenges such as autism, developmental delays, and Downs Syndrome. In visually innovative ways, the show explores the hopes and dreams of these young people.