This fall a team of CODE educators led a day of training in drama and dance at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology for over a hundred teacher candidates.
Heroism and the real life story of Jeanne d’Arc: Dramatic Arts Professional Development with the Ontario French School Board
Aujourd’hui, CODE a eu le plaisir de travailler avec un groupe fantastique d’enseignants de la Commission scolaire francophone de l’Ontario. Ensemble, nous avons exploré le thème de l’héroïsme et la véritable histoire de Jeanne d’Arc en utilisant diverses techniques dramatiques.
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!
Weekend symposium on Active Citizenship at Brock's Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts building a huge success.
From our friends at Prologue to the Performing Arts:
Prologue Children's Festival: May 25 at the YPT!
Dancing to Learn is grounded in the new brain sciences and integrated with knowledge in education, the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This book explains that dance is nonverbal language with similar places and education processes in the brain as verbal language, thus a powerful means of expression. Dance is physical exercise that sparks new brain cells (neurogenesis) and neural plasticity, the brain’s amazing ability to change throughout life—I'm dancing--flamenco, belly dance, jazz, and salsa!). Moreover, dance is a means to help us cope with stress that can motivate or interfere with learning. We acquire knowledge and develop cognitively because dance bulks up the brain and, consequently, dance as an art, recreational, educational, and or therapeutic form is a good investment in the brain. The “brain that dances” is changed by it.