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TDSB Accredited Additional Qualifications Courses

The Toronto District School Board is pleased to be an approved provider of Additional Qualification (AQ) courses in Music and Science and Technology. These courses are accredited with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Additional Qualification courses allow teachers to expand their knowledge and skills within divisions and/or subjects in which they are already qualified or to acquire knowledge in new areas. Visit the Ontario College of Teachers for a complete list of courses and additional information.

The TDSB currently offers the following additional qualification courses:

Mathematics, Primary & Junior, Part 1

Course Description: Designed to deepen our understanding of what it means to know mathematics for teaching, we will examine our values, perceptions and knowledge about teaching and learning mathematics. We will build on this understanding by doing mathematics (YES, we will be DOING mathematics, but it may be unlike many mathematics you have been asked to do before!), engaging in small- and whole-group discussions, professional readings, ongoing analysis, reflection, and self-directed study. Together, we will become powerful mathematical thinkers. And together, we will build a repertoire of tools and strategies that create conditions for our students to also become powerful mathematical thinkers.

Dates: October 12 - December 17, 2021 (100 hours) & January 3-21, 2022 (25 hours for an independent assignment)

Format: Virtual asynchronous learning, plus eight 30-min synchronous learning sessions from 4:00 to 4:30pm on Thursdays.

Instructor: Josie Efthymiadis, Aline Maleganovski, Lisa Rossiter-Thornton, Sean Tierney

Tuition/Subsidy: $650 - (Upon successful completion, complete Math AQ Subsidy for TDSB Educators application of the course, to be eligible for a subsidy).

Register: This course is open to TDSB educators. Click here to register Mathematics, Primary & Junior, Part 1 or copy and paste the following link:

Contact: Jason To (