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Durham District School Board
Ignite Learning

2017-2018 Mid-Year Report - December 2017

Increase Student Achievement and Well-Being
Student Success, Achievement and Well-Being

  • ​Support innovative learning, inquiry and global competencies through evidence-based instructional strategies
  • Personalize and monitor learning to close gaps, create equitable outcomes, opportunities and multiple pathways for students
  • Facilitate deep learning by using precise pedagogy and by leveraging the digital world to accelerate student achievement, engagement and connections with a global world
Advance Inspired Leadership
Leadership Development and Succession Planning
  • ​Identify, support and promote leadership capacity for all stakeholder groups in the DDSB
  • Engage students in authentic experiences to grow and develop as individuals and leaders
  • Improve the instructional skills of school leaders to positively impact student achievement and well-being
Ensuring Equity
Embracing Diversity and Celebrating Equity
  • ​School and classroom practices will reflect multiple social realities and perspectives to identify and eliminate barriers to learning
  • Ensure equitable access and practices are reflected in our policies and programs to create an inclusive environment where all stakeholders have a sense of belonging
Collectively Engage the Community
Community Engagement, Families and Educational Partners
  • ​Actively seek opportunities to engage community partners in purposeful interactions that benefit all members of the DDSB's diverse community
  • Responsively meet the needs of all families by valuing their expertise and voice
The goals were developed by DDSB trustees in consultation with community stakeholders and reflect the priorities in our school communities.
The Operating Plan provides direction and guidance to senior staff in examining existing practices and considering opportunities for new initiatives and growth of programs already in place. Senior DDSB staff review the goals in October and use the annual operating plan to provide a foundation for development of department goals for the year.
The DDSB develops an Annual Operating Plan as a requirement of the Ministry of Education.


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
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