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.

TDF's Theatre Magazine by and for teens

This is worth checking out for yourself, your drama, dance and musical theatre students.  I've just discovered this page myself and I'm now thinking of ways to use it in my classrooms to engage students with theatre in their own community as well as the larger world.http://www.tdf.org/playbyplayonline/

A link to Sir Kenneth Robinson's talk with TED, plus a bonus link

This is an inspirational talk.  It is well worth a listen.  He speaks about how creativity is AS important as literacy and we should treat it with the same respect.  Enjoy and share. To see more:http://www.globecampus.ca/in-the-news/article/exclusive-video-sir-ken-ro... 

A Great Resource for all teachers in Performing Arts - and it's Free!

There's a wonderful e-magazine filled with new and cutting edge information about technical elements of theatre and dance.  The resource can be sent to your email on a regular basis.  It's eco-friendly and filled with more information that one could probably use.  It could even be a good research point for a senior class - depending upon the assignment.Go to:http://stage-directions.com/subscribe to subscribe for their email newsletters and e-magazine or simply check it out.

Resource Stage

Teachers in the London area of Ontario have a great resource at their fingertips and a quick visit to this website can provide some other great resources to teachers across Ontario. Horizon Solutions in London, Ontario has been offering monthly seminars in theatre tech for years.  I first heard of these from a teaching colleague and this has finally led me to check out their website.  At www.resourcestage.ca my most excited discovery was their list of resources including a glossary of audio terms.  When you visit their site, scroll over to the right to where there is an icon of a folder and you will discover a selection of free resource materials.  The Glossary of audio terms piqued my interest and it is definitely comprehensive.  I'm sure you'll find other items there that interest you and perhaps can be useful in your Drama or Dance classroom.

Welcome to the new website... and please bear with us...

Welcome to CODE's brand new website.  Please bear with us while we try to clear the dust in the renovation.  There are probably issues that we had not anticipated that will require some attention, so we hope that you can help point out any problems or confusions that we are having.  Let us know what's going well and what is not by e-mailing us on our contact page.  Your patience and feedback are much appreciated. We anticipate some hiccups with the migration of our member database. We were forced to reset all passwords with the migration (a security precaution) so if you cannot log in, reset your password in the field in the top right-hand corner of the site.  You may be asked to reset your password as we slowly activate the accounts over the next 2-3 days.We are currently completing edits for some of the resources.  We have a number of dance units and some drama focus course profiles which will be posted to the website by the end of the month.  Your patience as we complete the editing process is appreciated.Please feel free to log in and post comments to this blog post.  Click "Read More" to make your comments.