Throughout 2017, over 400 Algoma District School Board educators registered to work with Jo Boaler, taking her groundbreaking course, “How To Learn Math for Teachers and Parents”.
After Hours / Professional Learning Sessions
ADSB was pleased to offer a variety of sessions for Algoma District School Board employees including Support Staff, Teaching Staff, Occasional Staff, and Administration. Sessions ranged from Spatial Reasoning to Coding, Synervoice to Supporting English Language Learners. There were over 30 offerings made available from October to December.
Coding and Student-Teacher Learning Partners
We invited our students to participate in professional learning opportunities alongside teachers.
Re-Engagement / SAL
As part of the Re-Engagement project, staff at each ADSB secondary school are allocated as Re-Engagement Leads to identify School Leavers. School Leavers are students who have left school without completing an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
In 2016-2017, close to
Of these School Leavers,
ADSB has welcomed Joel Syrette as our Indigenous Student Re-Engagement Lead and School Support Teacher (ISRLSST). Learn more about how we are supporting the cultural, social, academic and aspirational needs of our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Students.
Imagine spending $1M+ on improvements no one will see…
VEX Robotics in ADSB 2017
ADSB’s VEX Robotics program had a banner year for 2017, setting new highs for student participation as well as for team performances. In 2017, the secondary school program set a new high of 18 ADSB teams (92 students) from 8 schools. We sent two of our teams to Provincials, and one of them (Lone Wolf Robotics – Korah) advanced to the World Championships, where they made it to their division Semi-Finals, and finished 31st out of 600 teams that qualified.
Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is back! Last year, over 1900 JK to 12 ADSB students participated in the Hour of Code. Students participated as individuals, in pairs, small pods/groups, and as an entire class. Teachers found it easy and students were highly engaged.
Junior Kindergarten students have begun their learning journey this September with the Algoma District School Board!
Of the 400 students in Coop,