Tag: learning

October 16 is Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day

Today, October 16th, we celebrate Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day, a day where we recognize the commitment, hard work and passion of our early childhood educators. More than 550 educators went to work this morning to greet and care for 8,400 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board. To witness our littlest learners get excited […]

October 5 is World Teachers’ Day

On October 5th, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, a day where we acknowledge the dedication and passion of our educators. This morning, 64,000 students across Waterloo Region made their way to school. They walked with their friends, rode their bikes, or boarded a school bus. They entered classrooms excited and ready to learn. In each […]

PD Day – Friday, November 18, 2016

This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Development (PD) Day this Friday – Friday, November 18, 2016. There will be no school for WRDSB students. All elementary, secondary and designated early childhood educator (DECE) employee groups will spend their morning in professional development sessions, focusing on assessing, reflecting, and developing the School Improvement Plan for […]

A laptop for every high school student

Featured in Perspective Waterloo Region 2016, issued in The Globe and Mail (Thursday, October 27, 2016). In a classroom at Southwood Secondary School in Cambridge, Ontario, Jane Gingerich delivered her lesson on the theory of the dominant seventh chord to a class of one. The laptop’s blinking green eye stared unerringly back at her. Uploading […]

WRDSB Chief Information Officer recognized by U.S. Department of Education

In 2013, WRDSB Chief Information Officer Mark Carbone participated in various professional development activities as part of the U.S. Department of Education 2013 Connected Educator Month. One of the activities included an opportunity to complete an interview and submit documentation about our Board’s CATC Camp and CATC connections program along with information about the WRDSB Futures Forum Program. […]