The Toronto District School Board is privileged to have an Outdoor Education department. We see thousands of students a year. Our goal -- providing excellent curriculum connected outdoor learning experiences and supporting visiting teachers to incorporate natural and urban environments into their regular practice.
During these times we aren’t able to continue seeing students at our sites, so our highly qualified staff continue to put together resources to support learning IN, ABOUT, and FOR the environment in local school yards, green spaces and from home. On our website you will find information about virtual programming opportunities, lesson plans, literacy resources and activities in the Learn from Home resource that can be done with families, or as part of your class, in an effort to build a deeper connection to our natural and built environments, encourage a connection to our Earth, and be meaningful stewards for generations to come.
Outdoor Education staff are also available to support your own questions about outdoor learning through regular online Office Hours. Immersing students in safe, active and enriching learning experiences in both natural and urban environments continues to be our focus and we hope you find these helpful.
When selecting curriculum resources, TDSB educators are reminded of their responsibilities to:
TDSB Digital Instructional Resources and Resource Information
TDSB educators are encouraged to utilize the licenced curriculum resources readily available through the TDSB Virtual Library and those found on the TDSB Digital Learning Resources Site. TDSB licenced resources have been reviewed for privacy and security and our licenses permit the use of these copyrighted resources by our students and staff.
TDSB Board-Wide Licenced Resources TDSB Virtual Library - Read Watch Learn
Resources Curated by subject and grade TDSB Virtual Library - Find
French Language Resources TDSB Virtual Library - Français
TDSB Licensed Video TDSB Streaming Video
TDSB Department Websites and Educator Resources TDSB Virtual Library - Educator
List of TDSB Licenced Digital Learning Resources TDSB Digital Learning Resources Site
Virtual Library Support Site TDSB Virtual LIbrary Support Site
In addition to the licenced curriculum resources located in the TDSB Virtual Library, the remote learning resources pages include a number of curriculum resources that are operated by organizations outside of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Reference to these resources does not imply endorsement. These organizations are solely responsible for the operation and information found on their sites. It is essential that TDSB educators accessing these resources, review all of the policies, procedures, and information listed above prior to use.