New Financial Literacy Video Resources and Facilitator Guides

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.

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive is revving up!

Tags: Drama
A unique, week long training course beginning Monday August 13th will take place at Wilfrid Laurier Universty, Waterloo, includes accomodation (new residence this year), all meals, a trip to the Stratford Festival and the price of one course for the week. The price is only $825 plus HST for Theatre Ontario members, and $865 +HST for non members.If you are considering attending this year, get your application in before June 4th in order to be included in a draw (one winner only) for 2 pairs of tickets (4 tickets) to: Shaw Festival and the National Arts Centre.

OTF Camp: The Arts, July 10-12th, McMaster University

Register now for this year's OTF Camp focusing on the Arts, being offered at McMaster University July 10-12, 2012. This primary/junior/intermediate workshop will feature three days of fantastic learning for teachers focused on the resources created by CODE, OMEA and OAEA. Your registration fee of $100 includes workshops, accommodation and food. Visit the OTF website to register today!

York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Fine Art Summer Intensive!

Tags: Dance, Drama
FASI – Fine Arts Summer Intensive – is a series of workshops for educators, current high school and university students and emerging professionals, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University under one cross-disciplinary umbrella. Mingle with artists of all experiences and backgrounds as you participate in engaging and thought-provoking workshops at one of Canada’s leading fine arts schools.FASI is offering amazing experiences in dance, design, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Workshops range in length from two day intensive training experiences to three-week long boot camps designs to whip you into creative shape! FASI is an AIF initiative aiming to bring York University’s wonderful Fine Art teaching faculty, facilities and wonderful environment to York region and beyond. Far more can be learned at http://www.yorku.ca/fasi(http://finearts.apps01.yorku.ca/fasi/for-high-school-students/). Read on to learn about the focus on two of the amazing workshops offered. 

Theatre Ontario Presents... Summer Theatre Intensive 2012

Tags: Drama
Indulge your passion for theatreExperience a week away from all distractions and immerse yourself in a unique theatrical learning experience. You will learn new skills, meet passionate theatre people, and flex your creative muscle!Theatre Ontario's annual Summer Theatre Intensive (August 12 - 18)The Intensive will be taking place in Waterloo at the Wilfrid Laurier University.  Accomodation, meals, a trip to Stratford and the choice of a course for the week is rolled into one price.  The price without hst is only $865.To register online go to this link:  http://www.theatreontario.org/programs-and-services/courses-and-workshops/summer-courses/summer-courses-2012.aspx.

Theatre Museum Canada - April 2012

Tags: Drama
The April 2012 issue of the Theatre Museum Canada Newsletter brings to the reader's attention their Legend Library of videotaped interviews which are positioned to be a valuable resource for students, teachers and theatre buffs alike!  Just recently these clips hit over 100,000 views on the TMC website.The most watched clip thus far is Christopher Plummer's advice to young actors.This interview clip is posted on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJBypSl47-s&list=PLF5F4A6ED2E7DB57E&index=42&feature=plpp_videoFor more information visit:  www.TheatreMuseumCanada.caTheir phone number is 416  413-7847

Roseneath Theatre Presents Tough Case | Grades 7 - 12 | Touring March 12 - May 4, 2012

Tough Case is a moving play that explores the practice of restorative justice. Told from the perspective of Dane, a teen-aged young offender, Tough Case challenges existing assumptions about justice and retribution. Both entertaining and thought provoking, don't miss this show! For more information or to book a performance at your school, contact education@roseneath.ca.Available bookings for schools:Monday April 23rd – AM and PM Performance available, Friday April 27th – AM Performance available, Tuesday May 1st – AM Performance available, Wednesday May 2nd – AM Performance available.

Scripted for Schools Video by the Playwrights Guild of Canada

This amazing video from the Playwrights Guild of Canada features educators, students and arts advocates speaking about the power of Canadian plays in the classroom. To find out more about what benefits you receive from the PGC with your CODE membership, visit CODE Benefits.

The National Theatre War Horse Teacher Training Residency program - January 30 - February 3rd & a presentation on February 10th

Tags: Drama
War Horse is a dramatic epic staged at the Outbreak of World War One that describes how a boy's cherished thoroughbred horse, Joey, has been sold, to the British calvary by his father who had fallen on hard times.  Young Albert's horse was subsequently shipped to France; after a disastrous offensive, Joey was captured by the Germans and then his ownership changed hands twice more before he was finally entangled in a barbed wire fence.  Private Albert Narracott, determined to locate Joey would soon find himself alone in no man's land and found that he would be serving firstly on one side and then later on the opposition. War Horse was later transformed into a poignant cinematic experience by Director, Steven Spielberg, albeit with a varying impact upon the film's audiences.  The National Theatre War Horse Teacher Training Residency program, compiled by the Blyth Education Academy in Thornhill is making its presence with a multi-venue GTA presentation from January 30 - February 3, 2012 and a major presentation in Toronto, February 10.


This year’s FOOT interrogates the complex relationships between Theatre and Learning in both theory and practice. The conference will comprise three broad areas of exploration: learning theatre, learning through theatre and theatre plus learning. Each stream will feature scholarly panels, performances, workshops and a roundtable discussion. With presenters joining us from six different countries, this year’s festival promises a unique international forum for researchers, artists, students, teachers and parents to meet and explore theatre in education, theatre for social change, theatre training and theatre for young audiences (TYA), among many others. We are especially excited to announce our international keynote panel: from the UK, Professor Helen Nicholson (Royal Holloway University, author of the seminal work Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre); from Canada, Professor Admission to all FOOT events is free!