On July 4th to 8th, CODE President, Matthew Sheahan, participated in the International Drama in Education Association’s (IDEA) 9th World Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland, entitled Drama For All - Drama For Tall and Small . During the four day congress, he participated in the three session meeting for IDEAs General Council, strengthening relationships with drama in education associations and organizations from around the world, and advocated for a path forward aligning with CODE’s principles and standards.
CODiEs! Join us virtually on Thursday March 31st, 2022. In this webinar Allyson Bradley and Ciaran Federico will discuss their one-act play The Neurodiversity Project. Join us as we explore barriers that exist in drama instruction, and best practices to increase inclusion for all learners. Click here to find out how to register!
Sarah Papoff, past President of CODE, attended the Australian conference and shares her experiences.
It was my privilege to attend and present at the regional State conference for Drama in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as a travelling teacher on my four over five. I have long admired Drama Australia and its strong infrastructure in Drama Education. There is an Australian National Drama Curriculum and alongside the national drama subject association, there are also state associations. Drama Queensland definitely aligns with CODE as a strong provincial organization of full time educators who volunteer their time to support drama education.
Have you ever wondered what arts education looks like across the globe? What challenges and experiences drama and dance teachers face in other countries? In this edition of ‘A CODie Abroad’, CODE Past President and IDEA Secretary Kim Snider takes us to China, where she explores the challenges and possibilities of drama education in the world’s most populous nation.
Educators, Artists, Academics and Community Theatre Practitioners gather in Singapore for SDEA's 2015 Conference, "Standing Still: Still Standing - Reflecting on the Changing Landscape of Drama and Theatre Practice."
Jane Deluzio, long-time Code member, was invited to teach drama in Astana, Kazakhstan in early November by Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS).
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.
AITA/IATA is the International Amateur Theatre Association, an international organization based in Central Europe that hosts World Congresses for educators and theatre practitioners, as well as Chidlren's Theatre Festivals around the world. I was fortunate enough this March to be invited to present at the World Congress, and have lots of news from abroad to share with my CODE colleagues.
This week, our Codie Abroad profiles the Teaching Shakespeare program, a new program available to educators around the world through the University of Warwick and the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as Jonothan Neelands' recent work teaching creativity to Warwick Business School students.
As some of you may know, my term as CODE President concluded with the beginning of my four-over-five sabbatical and a move to England to begin postgraduate studies. Over the past five months, I’ve become immersed in the world of drama education, both in theory (through my reading and university studies) and in practice (through school visits and volunteer teaching). This entry is the first in what will be a series of posts highlighting issues, trends and helpful information from ‘across the pond’. As the unofficial ‘CODE Ambassador’ to the UK, I hope to promote the fine work we are doing in Ontario and bring professional knowledge to my friends and colleagues in the CODE network. I’m also happy to answer your queries about topics of interest to you, so feel free to add your comments to this post and I’ll be sure to follow up in the future!