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We are thrilled to kick off Education Week at the Toronto District School Board! From May 1 to 5, follow #TDSBAtoZ to learn more about the incredible things happening across the TDSB supporting student success and well-being.
We also encourage schools and classrooms to share what they are up to this week using #TDSBedweek. Follow along!
A is for Academic Achievement
Our vision for learning at the Toronto District School Board is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement, and to ensure each student develops the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society. Learn more here.
B is for Bridging the Gap Part II
The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee will be hosting its 16th annual conference on May 6. This is a great opportunity for parents/guardians/caregivers to connect with experts and learn strategies to support their child’s learning. Register here.
C is for the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement
The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement focuses on improving the academic outcomes and experiences of belonging for Black students.
D is for the Director of Education
Colleen Russell-Rawlins was appointed as the TDSB’s Director of Education in June 2021. With a career spanning three decades, she has an unwavering commitment to equity and excellence. Read more here.
E is for EcoSchools
Launched in 2003, the goal of the EcoSchools program is to support students and staff in learning about, caring for and protecting the environment. Learn more here.
F is for French Language Programs
At the TDSB, the French as a Second Language program has grown, with over 28K students now enrolled in immersion and extended French programs.
G is for Grants
For the 2022-2023 school year, the TDSB received $264K to fund projects that involve and engage parents/guardians/caregivers in students’ educational experiences. Learn more here.
H is for Human Library
With conversations around equitable, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices, this podcast invites educators to critically reflect on their pedagogy. Listen here.
I is for International Students
The TDSB welcomes students from all over the world. Most recently, C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute welcomed students from Tokyo Metropolitan Hachioji Higashi Senior High School for a day of cultural exchange and global competency exploration. View photos here.
J is for Joy
At the TDSB, we believe joy, engagement and belonging in our schools create the foundation for academic achievement and student success.
K is for Kindergarten
Starting school is an exciting time for students. Our schools provide a rich learning environment for all children to learn and grow. Learn more here.
L is for Learn4Life
The Continuing Education department offers a wide variety of general interest programs to adults and seniors! Take a look here.
M is for Mental Health and Well-Being
The TDSB recognizes Children’s Mental Health Week (CMHW) from May 1 to 5. Join @TDSB_MHWB on Twitter and Instagram to keep the conversation going beyond this week.
N is for Next-Steps Employment Centres
Did you know Next-Steps Employment Centres help jobseekers, including newcomers, secure employment for free? Learn more here.
O is for Outdoor Education
The TDSB’s nine outdoor education centres bring outdoor learning experiences to over 50K students across the city. All activities are curriculum-based and customized to meet different learning needs. Follow @TOES_TDSB.
P is for Pride
Our TDSB community has a rich culture and history of celebrating diversity and our 2SLGBTQ+ community every day. Learn more here.
Q is for Qualitative Assessment
The TDSB looks at EQAO achievement, along with other various data, to inform school improvement, resource allocation, teaching and learning activities, and the Multi-Year Strategic Plan overall. View results here.
R is for Relief Funds
The TDSB community recently raised $103,792.70 to support the Canadian Red Cross in its ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to those impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Learn more here.
S is for Skilled Trades and Technologies
At the TDSB, there are many ways to explore over 300 skilled trades and technologies contributing to our economy, such as the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) program and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Learn more here.
T is for Technology Access for All
Technology can expand classroom boundaries as students explore the world beyond their community and connect with and learn from people and experts around the globe. Learn more here.
U is for Urban Indigenous Education Centre (UIEC)
At the TDSB, the UIEC offers a variety of services with the goal of enhancing the well-being and achievement of Indigenous students. Learn more here.
V is for Volunteers
W is for Welcoming Communities
From homework clubs and music classes to culinary activities and field trips, #WelcomingCommunities is a free structured mentorship program, operated by Community Services, designed for our newcomer students. Learn more here.
X marks the spot!
The TDSB Student Census is a confidential and voluntary survey to help us determine what is working well in our schools, where change is required, and where support should be focused. Find more details here. Learn more here.
Child & Youth Workers and Counsellors at the TDSB provide support to many students in a wide variety of educational settings. Learn more here.