Professional Activity (PA) Days

Professional Activity (P.A.) Days 2020-2021 School year

Each school year, OCDSB schools have several professional activities (PA) days during which staff participate in a number of professional learning areas in support of student learning, and achievement, equity, and student well-being.

On these dates, students remain at home but schools remain open for school staff to engage in their learning and professional development as a school team. Educators have the opportunity to review student progress and achievement, create plans for intervention and support, review and share evidenced based practices, share assessment practices, and create next steps for their learning, among other areas. 

The Ministry of Education’s regulation 151 states that school boards must designate three Ministry Priority PA Days and may designate up to four additional PA Days per school year. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, the following tables reflect the elementary and secondary PA Day Activities for the school year.

Elementary Schools

Date

Description

Activity

August 31, 2020

Focus on Health and Safety

Ministry Direction

Agenda

September 1, 2020

-Supporting student wellbeing during the return to school

-Remote learning strategies and tools

Ministry Direction

Agenda

September 2, 2020

-Supporting kindergarten learners

-Revised Mathematics Curriculum Grades

-Introduction to Anti-Racism and Anti- Discrimination training

-Anti-Bullying Awareness Training

Board Direction

January 22, 2021

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

Board Direction

February 12, 2021

Equity and Health and Safety

Ministry Direction

Agenda

April 23, 2021

Focus on Equity, Learning and Well Being

Board Direction

June 4, 2021

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting

Board Direction


Secondary Schools

Date

Description

Activity

August 31, 2020

Focus on Health and Safety

Ministry Direction

Agenda

September 1, 2020

-Supporting student wellbeing during the return to school

-Remote learning strategies and tools

Ministry Direction

Agenda

September 2, 2020

-Introduction to Anti-Racism and Anti- Discrimination training

-Anti-Bullying Awareness Training

Ministry Direction

Agenda

April 23, 2021

Focus on Equity, Learning and Well Being

Board Direction

June 23, 2021

Assessment, Evaluation, focus on student success and promotion

Board Direction

June 24, 2021

Assessment, Evaluation, focus on student success and promotion

Board Direction

June 25, 2021

Assessment, Evaluation, focus on student success and promotion

Board Direction

 

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