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Durham District School Board
Ignite Learning
Staff Development

Staff Development and the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) support the initiatives of the Ontario Ministry of Education and the goals articulated in the DDSB Board Improvement Plan by facilitating system-wide professional growth and development.

Staff Development supports all employees of the DDSB through varied professional development opportunities throughout the year. This includes the organization of Professional Development Days, series of workshops in the areas of equity, instructional strategies and assessment practices. In addition, the staff development department works with individual schools to support their needs.   

Summer Learning Institutes

In August, Staff Development offers a variety of professional development opportunities during the Summer Learning Institutes for administrators, teachers and other employee groups. Also know as the Educators’ Conference, the Summer Learning Institutes are also open for public registration.

Additional Information
Registration forms and detailed course descriptions of the of all professional development opportunities offered through the Programs department are available from an event coordinator in the staff development department. Please call 905-666-6972.
Contact Us
Joan Schlotzhauer                          Susan Jasper
Staff Development Officer               Staff Development Officer
905-666-6023                                905-666-6355