2018 Annual Report
Secondary Curriculum Services
Secondary Curriculum Services provides support, pathways development and professional learning to our secondary schools. Our pathways work supports schools to offer specialist high skills majors, dual credits with colleges, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs and cooperative education opportunities. In curriculum, schools are supported to further develop assessment and evaluation practices, innovative delivery models and gap closing activities to promote student achievement.
The Secondary Curriculum Services department is comprised of a superintendent of learning, a district principal of learning, a pathways consultant, two curriculum consultants, and an executive assistant.
A glance at our numbers
Top universities for 2018 TLDSB graduates:
- Carlton University
- University of Guelph
- Queen’s University
- University of Ottawa
Top colleges for TLDSB graduates:
- Georgian College
- Fleming College
- Durham College
From this to that – STEAM is alive and well in TLDSB
If you take a drive down Hwy 169 south of Washago, you will pass an old RV depot where trailers go to die. In TLDSB, this graveyard, coupled with the ingenuity of talented teachers and students across have produced something which is purely TLDSB.
Our “Tiny Builds” are one-of-a-kind in the province, and they take teaching, learning, and application to the next level. We use demolition, design, fabrication, marketing, and business to bring environmentally conscious tiny homes to life.
From the metal heap to the much anticipated auction block – it’s a day in the life of another STEAM program in our district.
Experiences that produce lifelong friends and memories
The ripple effect
“Aurora borealis. The icy sky at night. Paddles cut the water in a long and hurried flight”
Neil Young’s “Somewhere in Canada” concert was nationally televised on CTV on December 1, 2017 from the little TLDSB hamlet of Omemee. Young spent his childhood in the small town, a town not unlike many others that are strewn across the district’s landscape.
A signature part of this beautiful landscape are the rivers, lakes, and bays that our Indigenous peoples lived and learned from. Today it is our students’ turn to experience and learn from this same land and these same waters. It’s a story that only comes to fruition with the convergence of the skills and talents of many:
- Outdoor education teachers work with students on map reading, paddling skills, and safety certifications.
- Welding students at Huntsville High School are able to design and build the canoe trailers.
- Students at IE Weldon Secondary School build canoes.
- Construction teachers help students at Fenelon Falls Secondary School make their own paddles.
- School board trustees provide funding for program enhancement initiatives.
- Hospitality teachers help plan and execute healthy menus.
- Student success funding ensures proper camping and trekking gear.