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Durham District School Board
Ignite Learning



Goals

To facilitate system-wide professional growth and development for employee groups in order to increase student achievement and well-being

To support the initiatives of the Ontario Ministry of Education, the DDSB Strategic Goals and the Board Improvement Plan

Audience

  • Elementary and Secondary Teachers: Permanent,
    NTIP and Occasional
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Educational Assistants
  • Principals and Vice-Principals
  • Facility Services
  • Office, Clerical, Technical group
  • Managers, Professionals and Administrative group

Staff Development supports numerous DDSB employee groups through varied professional development opportunities throughout the year.  This includes the organization of Professional Development days, and workshops in the areas of evidence-based instructional strategies, rich curriculum, assessment practices and induction elements specific to the New Teacher Induction Program

In addition, the staff development department supports individual schools and teachers, to meet their specific needs. 

Additional Information
Staff Development Constructively Engages the Community through "Parent Engagement" initiatives including Regional SCC Meetings and the Parents as Partners Symposium. As well, the Parent Involvement Committee meetings are facilitated through Staff Development.

Contact Us

​Susan Jasper
Staff Development Officer
905-666-6355
susan.jasper@ddsb.ca
​Joan Schlotzhauer
Staff Development Officer
905-666-6023
joan.schlotzhauer@ddsb.ca