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Saturday, October 20th, 2018
University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus


In a thrilling day of keynote panel talks, workshops, performances and networking, elementary educators will get the opportunity to develop tools that they can bring back to their students. As we get the chance to work with and learn from some of the GTA’s most exciting artists and educators, CODE in the 6ix will leave you inspired, motivated and wanting to learn more.

Morning Panel Talk with Dr. Barry Freeman, artists Bilal Baig and Mahlikah Aweri, Dr. Seika Boye, Devon Healey, and CODE President Kim Snider 

Student Well-being, Global Competencies and Social Justice Through Dance - Arwyn Carpender

Simple mindful breathing practice, yoga, dance skills and the creative process will be investigated as teachers learn to apply a social justice theme to student-created dance works. Workshop includes video presentation of K-6 students from Perth Avenue PS in Toronto at work on dance practice, as well as a movement session where participants will work through the creation of a structured solo.

Exploring the Immigrant Experience Using the Graphic Novel "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan - Sheena Robertson

Using the wonderful graphic novel 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as the jumping off point, Sheena will walk you through a hands-on exploration of the refugee experience utilizing various drama and movement techniques. Expect to come away with straight forward activities you can immediately use with your own students. 

Creating a Culturally Responsive & Relevant Dance Experience - Natasha Eck

This workshop will explore ways in which the social and historical context of cultural dances/movement can provide a way for racialized students to reclaim their history, maintain their cultural identity, sense of community, pride and citizenship within the Ontario Arts Curriculum.

We will dive into the complexities of cultural dances beyond the superficial discussions about ‘beads and feathers’ and discuss how we can provide opportunities for students through dance to explore who they are in the world and their community as agents for social change. We will look closely at culturally responsive and relevant dance programming, participate in activities and identify resources that support this framework.  

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October 20th, 2018 9:00 PM   through   6:00 PM
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, ON M1C 1A4
Event Fee(s)
CODE Member (membership must be valid on Conference date) $ 99.00
Non-CODE Member $ 129.00
Students/Retirees (must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate/postgraduate studies) $ 75.00

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