Jo Boaler
Mathematical Mindsets

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.


Professional Learning Sessions offered this fall.

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

School Leavers were contacted by schools throughout the Algoma District School Board.

Of these School Leavers,

returned, resulting in
credits achieved.

Indigenous Re-engagement

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.

Information Technology

Imagine spending $1M+ on improvements no one will see…

$ 1350000
investment in Network Upgrade

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.

ADSB students

Over 600+

Junior Kindergarten students have begun their learning journey this September with the Algoma District School Board!

Co-Operative Learning

students in Coop in 2017
Employers in 2017

Up to

Employers were willing to take students
students involved in Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)

Of the 400 students in Coop,

58 %
are male
42 %
are female