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TDSB Accredited Additional Qualifications Courses

The Toronto District School Board is pleased to be an approved provider of Additional Qualification (AQ) courses in Music and Science and Technology. These courses are accredited with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Additional Qualification courses allow teachers to expand their knowledge and skills within divisions and/or subjects in which they are already qualified or to acquire knowledge in new areas. Visit the Ontario College of Teachers for a complete list of courses and additional information.

The TDSB currently offers the following additional qualification courses:

Media Studies

Learn to integrate critical thinking about pop culture, social and informational media, and digital technologies into Secondary English and Grades K-8 cross-curricula. Explore how production (image, video, audio, GAFE) can enhance and support media literacy skills.

Click to view the Media Studies Part 1 AQ Course Poster 

Winter session starts February 27, 2019            
Location:  Northern SS - 5851 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON, M4P 2L5

To register for the Media Studies Part 1 AQ course  please:

  1. TDSB Employees please Register on Key to Learn 
  2. Complete the Media Studies Registration Form (144K 12/6/2018)

Submit Payment to:

Cheques made payable: Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board – AQ Registration
140 Borough Drive - 2nd Floor,
Scarborough, ON  M1P 4N6

Attn: Carrie Gorman

For more information about the TDSB Media Studies AQ Course, please contact Sylvie.webb@tdsb.on.ca

Science and Technology

Science and technology (primary and Junior), Part 1: No sections currently offered.

Science and technology (primary and Junior), Part 2: At Fairmount P.S. Thursday evenings beginning March 2, 2017, 4: 30 - 8: 45 p.m.

View Science & Technology AQ Brochure
Science & Technology (Primary and Junior) part 2 AQ on Key to Learn (for TDSB employees only)

To register for AQ courses candidates are required to:

Candidates taking Part 2 must submit a Certificate of Teaching Experience form.

Submit payment, registration form and accompanying documentation (where applicable) to:

Toronto District School Board – AQ Registration
140 Borough Drive – 2nd Floor, Scarborough, ON  M1P 4N6 
Attn: Carrie Gorman

Science and Technology (Primary and Junior), part 3 (Specialist) - No sections currently offered.

For general information please contact Michael LeBlanc, Centrally Assigned Principal, teaching and Learning at 416-394-7273.

Science and Technology - Grades 7 & 8

Science & Technology:  Grades 7 & 8 is aligned with the Ontario Science & Technology curriculum.  This course will examine the various strands from the Ministry Curriculum document and how a variety of strategies can be used to promote scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving. Practical classroom implementation ideas on teaching pedagogy (such as, differentiated instruction, assessment and evaluation and the principles of backwards design) will be shared, developed and reflected on throughout the learning process.

Winter/Spring Session begins Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Start Date:  March 1. 2018                Location:  Alexander Stirling Public School - 70 Fawcett Trail, Scarborough, M1B3A9

To Register for this Science & Technology AQ Course  please:

             1.     TDSB Employees please register on Key to Learn
             2.     Complete the Science and Technology Registration Form (132K 2/8/2018)

 Submit payment, registration form and accompanying documentation (where applicable) to:

 Cheques payable to:  Toronto District School Board

 Attention: Carrie Gorman

Toronto District School Board – AQ Registration
140 Borough Drive – 2nd Floor,
Scarborough, ON  M1P 4N6 

For more information about the Science & Technology – Grades 7 & 8  please contact: Nandanee.sawh@tdsb.on.ca

Math Grade 7/8

 The TDSB one courses Grades 7/8 Mathematics AQ is designed to critically explore, examine and implement what it means to know mathematics in the intermediate division.

The course will appeal to teachers of intermediate and senior students who want to expand their understanding of how grade 7 and 8 students learn mathematic s and how to design, plan and implement more effective research-based programs.

Click to View the Math Grade 7/8 AQ Course Poster (63K 8/29/2017)

Start Date:   September 12, 2017  

Location:  Owen Public School, 111 Owen Blvd, Toronto, ON.  M2P 1G6

To register for the Math Grade 7/8 AQ course please:

  1. TDSB Employees please register on Key to Learn
  2. Complete the  Math Registration Form (96K 11/8/2017)
  3. Submit payment, registration form and accompanying  documentation (where applicable) to:

Cheques made payable: Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board – AQ Registration
140 Borough Drive - 2nd Floor,
Scarborough, ON  M1P 4N6

Attn: Carrie Gorman

For more information about the Math Grade 7/8 AQ course please contact:  Jung.Choi-perkins@tdsb.on.ca


TDSB Teacher Leadership Part 1 AQ

 This course is open to TDSB Teachers and includes 56 hours of face to face learning in 7 full day and two evening sessions, 44 hours of Google Classroom e-learning and a 25 hour individual assignment.

Click to view the Teacher Leadership Poster

Note:  OT costs for the four days of professional learning during school hours October 11, November 15 and December 6 are provided by a budget transfer from Teachers Learning and Leading Department.

Location:  Downsview Secondary School - 7 Hawksdale Road, North York, ON  M3K 1W3

To Register for the Teacher Leadership Part 1 AQ Course please:

  1. Register on Key to Learn TDSB Teacher Leadership Part 1 AQ
  2. Complete the Teacher Leadership Registration Form
  3. Submit Payment to: 

Cheques made payable: Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board – AQ Registration
140 Borough Drive - 2nd Floor,
Scarborough, ON  M1P 4N6

Attn: Carrie Gorman

For information about the Teacher Leadership AQ course, contact:  Jennifer.watt@tdsb.on.ca

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