Friday, November 24, 2023 is a PA Day for All OCDSB Schools

Friday, November 24, 2023 is a PA Day for All OCDSB Schools
Posted on 11/15/2023
Friday, November 24, 2023 is a PA Day for All OCDSB Schools

Friday, November 24, 2023 is a Professional Activity Day for OCDSB elementary and secondary school staff. There will be no classes for students on this day.

The elementary PA Day is part of the parent/guardian-educator interview period. Interviews will take place between November 23-24 and focus on the Progress Reports distributed on November 16. More specific information about parent/guardian-educator interviews will be shared by each school.

The secondary PA Day focuses on key Ministry priorities: Literacy, numeracy, and cybersecurity and online privacy awareness. School staff will attend in-person and participate in presentations, group discussions, and collaborative activities facilitated by school administrators. A full agenda is provided below.

PA Day: Friday, November 24, 2023
Secondary Sessions


Topic 1: Literacy and Numeracy

Hosted by: School board

Presenters/Facilitators: School administrators

Through an exploration of a diagnostic tool, as well as the High Impact Instructional Practices, educators will:

  • Recognize the need to know the learner in order to develop their literacy and numeracy skills;
  • Develop understanding of the use of a diagnostic tool to improve oral reading fluency; and,
  • Create the connections between Literacy and Numeracy and access to Pathways.


Topic 2: Curriculum Implementation and Student Mental Health and Well-Being

Hosted by: School board

Presenters/Facilitators: School administrators

Cybersecurity and online privacy awareness:

Educators will be engaged in learning to:

  • Understand key concepts pertaining to cybersecurity and password hygiene.
  • Explore some tools and resources via a choice board to make that learning relevant to their day-to-day work.

Participating Schools

(Secondary Sessions) 

Adult High School
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School
Bell High School
Brookfield High School
Cairine Wilson Secondary School
Canterbury High School
Colonel By Secondary School
Continuing Education
Earl of March Secondary School
Elizabeth Wyn Wood Secondary Alternate Program
Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Program
Glebe Collegiate Institute
Gloucester High School
Hillcrest High School
John McCrae Secondary School
Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Longfields–Davidson Heights Secondary School
OCV Secondary School
Osgoode Township High School
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
South Carleton High School
Storefront School
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School
Merivale High School
Nepean High School
Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program
Richard Pfaff Secondary Alternate Program
Ridgemont High School
Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School
Sir Robert Borden High School
Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School Program
West Carleton Secondary School
Woodroffe High School

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