CODE grieves the loss of one of our early founders. CODE is honoured to share this tribute to founding member and past president Bob Beattie.
Calling all amazing drama and dance artists and educators! We are still seeking drama and dance workshop proposals, especially those from our experienced 'Master' drama and dance specialists, for this year's conference. And do you have a favourite guest artist who you have loved having in your classroom and would want to see at a conference? Send them this link and encourage them to apply! Submit by March 1, 2015
Starting in September of 2015, Faculties of Education in Ontario will move to a two-year Bachelor of Education Model. Michael Wilson, Past President, founding CODE member and long-time advocate for the Arts in Ontario schools led a panel discussion at the 44th Annual CODE Conference in October 2014, about the state of Teacher Education in Drama and Dance, and what we can do as teachers and as a subject association to ensure the long-term viability of our subject areas in Ontario Schools. Please read!
Greenwich University in London was an amazing place to be for Drama teachers July 4 -7, 2013. I was thrilled to attend the National Drama conference in the UK. The theme, Heathcote Reconsidered, was an incredible opportunity to learn from, share with and explore drama in education ideas in process drama, mantle of the expert, rolling role and more as influenced and on by the foundational work of drama matriarch, Dorothy Heathcote. National Drama is one of two UK Drama subject associations. Greenwich University is a world heritage site and there were educators from around the world itself there to share ideas on Drama in Education.
Chicago Public Schools are working to increase dedicated arts instruction times and the number of certified arts instructors in their schools.
The full Arts Education Plan can be accessed here:
News coverage of the plan can be viewed here:
The Ministry of Education, in partnership with CODE, has developed a demonstration video and facilitator's guide for teachers based on the Grade 4 Drama and Social Studies lesson "Financial Literacy and Inequities in Distribution of Wealth." Visit the Edugains site to access this resource and view additional Financial Literacy videos and guides.