Drama

The Artist Educators in Communities and Schools Exchange Conference: EVERYONE CAN PLAY!

Register now for this exciting one-day conference bringing together artist educators, organizational staff, curriculum specialists, teachers, community partners, funders, policy-makers and program participants from across the GTA to exchange ideas, theories and skills that will enhance their arts education practice in communities and schools and explore ways to ensure that EVERYONE CAN PLAY.

Hamlet Educator's Night at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts

711 Bloor St. EastToronto, ON (Bloor and the DVP across from Castle Frank subway)Thursday, February 24th, 2011Tickets $10 available at the doorPre-show talk with staff and students: 5:45pm in the Staff RoomEvening Performance of Hamlet: 7:00pm in the AuditoriumThe staff and students of the Drama Production courses at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts invite you to a pre-show talk and evening performance of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Learn about the model of our ADD 3M/4M focus course, and hear from student designers, dramaturges and actors who worked on this unique Japanese-inspired take on the classic play.Questions? E-mail rhsahamlet@gmail.com

Check out Theatre Museum Canada's You Tube Channel for One-on-one Interviews with Canadian Theatre Legends

Theatre Museum Canada now has its own You Tube Channel, where you and your students can access video interviews with Canadian theatre masters such as Bill Glassco and R.H. Thompson.  A fantastic teaching tool! 

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!

Learn About the UK's "Drama for Learning and Creativity" (D4LC) Initiative

The Drama for Learning and Creativity initiative, or D4LC, is an innovative program operating in the UK and bring implemented by other countries across the globe. At this year's CODE conference, Patrice Baldwin, President of National Drama UK and Chair of IDEA, premiered this video so that Ontario teachers could learn about ways in which drama in making its way into all aspects of the elementary curriculum thanks to D4LC. . .

Celebrating 40 Years of Drama and Dance At the 2010 CODE Conference!

Highlights from the 2010 CODE Conference "Celebrate Drama and Dance: Inspiring the Artist in the Teacher" at Queen's Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Website for Dorothy Heathcote's "Mantle of the Expert"

http://www.mantleoftheexpert.com/This website is devoted to Dorothy Heatcote and her concept of "Mantle of the Expert".  It is filled with helpful information that explains what this strategy looks like in a classroom setting, as well as scholarly resources on how to implement it for your needs.  There is an extensive video archive with clips of Dorothy using the strategy while working with classes around the world, including clips of the famous documentary Three Looms Waiting.  There are also detailed testimonials from teachers who have used MoE in their classrooms reflecting on what the experience taught their students.  This is a great resource for teachers of all levels.