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.

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CODE Response to the Education in Ontario Consultation

Read the official resonse to the Consultation: Education in Ontario survey, submitted on behalf of the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE)

Jessie Kennedy receives prestigious award

Jessie Kennedy receives award for her outstanding work as a Secondary Drama Teacher. Photo: Markian Lozowchuk

Tarragon Theatre 10% off all tickets!!

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CODE Members can now see all Tarragon Theatre performances at a 10% Discount. Simply use the promo code when ordering your tickets from the box office and enjoy the show!! 

The Monkey Queen

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TORONTO – RED SNOW COLLECTIVE presents the World Premiere of THE MONKEY QUEEN, written by Diana Tso, directed by William Yong, and performed by Diana Tso and Nick Eddie. The production weaves text, movement, visual art and music, and reimagines the ancient tale through the playwright’sown personal journey as a Chinese-Canadian female artist. THE MONKEY QUEEN runs from November 15 – December 2, 2018 at the Theatre Centre Incubator (media night on November 16 at 7:30pm).Special Teacher night and discount for CODE members....

Concerns for the future of Indigenous Education

CODE is extremely disappointed by the cancellation of Indigenous Education curriculum writing sessions. CODE advocates for equity and inclusion and supports the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations and Calls to Action. We are incredibly disheartened that this government would halt this important work. Embedding Indigenous education in the curriculum is crucial for healing and reconciliation, and teaches essential truths about our Canadian history and current realities.We stand in solidarity with our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Association of Ontario colleagues and partners.We encourage our members to continue to fight and engage in reforming Indigenous Education for reconciliation and social justice. As #TeachersforTRC we must come together and speak up. Please write to your MPPs as well as the Minister of Education for Ontario Lisa Thompson urging them to reconsider and rectify their decisions.Your CODE Equity Committee.Please see statement from the FNMIEAO: https://mailchi.mp/f608361d70f2/concerns-for-the-future-of-indigenous-education

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre Arts Courses

For 70 years, OELC/CASO has been empowering leadership province wide.  They believe that all youth have the opportunity to lead and to become incredible leaders.  Accessing their interests and/or passion for the arts is a wonderful way to explore their sense of self and harness their leadership program.  OELC's majestic site and experienced teacher facilitators help provide incredible opportunities for experiential learning, making for a memorable experience for all involved.  This year they have added brand new escape rooms and a life size maze to complement their low ropes course and other experiential learning opportunities on the site.  The differentiated program is conducive to having participants return year after year and have a fresh experience.Click through for details!