The Drama program allows students to experience the full range of the theatrical experience. Students have an opportunity to express their ideas and world-view, and show their receptiveness to the views of other students, as well as those of playwrights, creators and performers. 


Drama Competencies - Secondary

Competency 3: Appreciates dramatic works

The act of appreciation is one of examining and reflecting on a work, whether it is one's own, the work of classmates, or professional and amateur work seen outside the classroom. In the arts, teachers are often challenged by time constraints, and wonder how to fit appreciation into tight timelines. Two things to consider are:

- Keep it simple - introduce a framework and use it exclusively for a while

- Do it often - regular moments of appreciation cultivate the appreciation reflex

Keep it simple Ideas Do it often Ideas
Use post-its on a large Venn diagram on the wall or interactive white board Build in an appreciation moment at the very start of a project
Have students discuss in groups and share notes on a single Appreciation sheet Have an appreciation file or station in your classroom for inspiration, and make sure students leave traces in an appreciation journal
Use the same framework for the Artist Statement for personal creations. Build in appreciation of finished works at the close of a project or as projects are completed

Student Tools

Appreciating Drama (Venn Diagram) - Download

Actor's Statement - Download

Artists in Schools

Having practicing artists and specialized art educators in your classroom enriches everyone's experience of the arts. Students deepen their practice and understanding of the Arts. Teachers expand their arts pedagogy know-how.

English-speaking artists and micro grants for English schools

Culture à l'école -
Quebec government program and database of artists as well as cultural events and outings.

Breaking down the QEP for artists (webinar done for ELAN)

Professional Learning

MAD2 Facebook Group

A group for Quebec teachers in the Arts from the anglophone sector. Go to page 

Arts Connection

Online PD for Arts educators in Quebec, hosted by MAD2. A DEEN committee initiative. Online archive available Go to folder 

Spotlight on the Arts

An annual effervescent art education happening organized by the MAD2 DEEN subcommittee, featuring guest speakers, workshops in all four Arts subjects, a round-table discussion and on the spot art-making. Go to page 

Professional Organizations

Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators
Although their resources are not directly linked to the QEP, this Ontario educators association has a very robust website and an annual conference. Go to site  

Quebec Drama Federation
The Quebec Drama Federation exists to support English-language theatre companies, artists and their artistic expressions in Quebec. Go to site  

ATEQ - L’Association Théâtre Éducation du Québec
The French-language drama educators association. Go to site  

MEES Program Information

Quebec Education Program

QEP Drama Secondary Cycle 1 Download 

QEP Drama Secondary Cycle 2 Download 

Progression of Learning

Drama Sec. Cycle 1 and 2 Download 

Framework for the Evaluation of Learning

Framework for the Evaluation of Learning - Drama Sec. Cycle 1 and 2 Download 

Curated Drama Resources for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Take the 30 Days of Art challenge! A great way to inspire everyone to engage with the arts every day. 


A poster designed to inspire students to choose various careers in the Arts. Available from your Arts consultant, or download the Tabloid PNG.