Learning Resources

Welcome to Learning Resources

The Learning Resources department  is designed to meet the needs of identified students. Students identified through a formal IPRC process or a School Resource Team process are supported throughout the year by Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) who provide strategies to be used in programming and in assisting student learning. In addition, support is provided for identified students with EQAO testing (the Literacy test in grade 10 and the Math Assessment in grade 9).  


GLS/GLE 101 - General Learning Strategies: Skills for Success in Secondary School
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Prerequisite: Recommendation from the Learning Resource Department

GLS/GLE 401 - Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School
This course improves students’ learning and personal-management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals. 
Prerequisite: Recommendation from the Learning Resource Department


Mr. Jason Kana - Head of Special Education - kanaj@hdsb.ca
Mr. Ian Beaupre - SERT - beauprei@hdsb.ca
Mr. Cliff  Donaldson SERT - donaldsonc@hdsb.ca
Mr. Ross Sumner - SERT - sumnerro@hdsb.ca

Support Staff

Mrs. A. Campbell
Mrs. J. Lee


General Learning Strategies (credit)
Resource Support Classes (non-credit)