A Tribute to David Booth

CODE, the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, is grieving the loss of one of our founders and honorary members, David Booth. David has taught, mentored, inspired, and motivated thousands of students and teachers during his years as an educator. His loss is being felt keenly all around the world and we, as an organization and as individuals, are deeply sad.

Dance 101 - For Teachers Only!Members only

Teaching dance really can be fun!  This 3 hour workshop will break down the elements of dance in a fun and accessible way.  You'll leave with a better understanding of how to apply the new elementary dance curriculum and how to create dance lessons, which are accessible and easy to teach! 

TheatreFace: Putting a Face on Theatre - an interesting social web site for all things Technical

This is a very interesting social web site for all those involved in theatre.  They host chats, have a central location for questions and answers to technical problems and have photo contests of set and lighting designs.http://theatreface.ning.com/

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

Yoga in the Elementary Classroom Workshop from The Travelling Stage!Members only

Back by popular demand!  Join us on March 6 from 2-5pm, for a yoga workshop guaranteed to help you bring calm, clarity and focus into your classroom. You'll leave with a plethora of yoga poses, techniques and games you can use to help students make positive behavioural choices and to increase their self-esteem.  

Lighting Design Workshop Notes

The lighting design workshop offered at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts was a huge success.  For those of you who attended, the workshop notes and a few handouts are available in the resource section of our website.  The link is below:http://code.on.ca/resource/january-2011-lighting-design-workshop

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! 

Performance & Learning Series: Sugar and Gold, The Story of the Underground Railroad in Canada at the Royal Conservatory

The Royal Conservatory of Music and Learning Through The Arts inviting you, your students, your colleagues, and their students to our third concert in the Performance & Learning Series: Sugar and Gold, The Story of the Underground Railroad in Canada, a very special Grades 3-8 Music and Learning event on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 10:30am.This fantastic, interactive performance arrives just in time to prepare students for Black History Month and all attending groups will receive a teaching guide.

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!

2010 CODE Conference Workshop HandoutsMembers only

The 2010 CODE Conference this year at Niagara-On-The-Lake was a huge success! The conference's array of workshops and keynote speakers left conference delegates full of inspiration and innovation. A variety of workshop handouts are now available in the resource section of our website. Thank you to all workshop presenters and keynote speakers for making this conference memorable!You can find the resources filtered for workshop notes here.

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. . .