the school year, TDSB school staff participate in a number of Professional
Activity (PA) Days. On these dates, students remain at home and schools
are open for staff to engage in professional learning.
As per the Ministry of Education’s
, Professional Activity
Days Devoted to Provincial Education Priorities
, school boards are required to designate three
Ministry mandatory PA Days. This year, these PA days will focus on the priority
areas of Literacy and Mathematics, Curriculum Implementation, and Student
Well-being, School Safety and Violence Prevention.
Additionally, school boards
may designate up to four additional PA Days per school year with additional
topics identified by both the Ministry and Toronto District School Board. Professional learning activities for PA Days will consider factors such as
equity and human rights in education, anti-racism and anti-discrimination,
Indigenous Education, and equitable learning opportunities for students with
disabilities and special education needs.
Below, please find information about
the 2023-24 PA Days, which will be available 14 days in advance of the scheduled date.