The Digital Lead Learner program is designed to build teacher capacity in the areas of digital learning technologies, teaching and learning.
The Goals of the DLL program are to:

  • Support TDSB and Ministry of Education priorities through digital learning technologies with an emphasis on the Vision for Learning, Deep Learning Through Technology and the Global Competencies.

  • Build deep learning through technology knowledge and capacity within each Learning Network through a sustainable professional learning model.

  • Inspire, foster and support innovative teaching practices and learning experiences with educational technologies in TDSB classrooms.

Beginning in 2018-19 DLL will move to a 3 year model.

Year 1 - Personal Learning

First year DLLs are teachers (who have never been DLLs previously) with a keen interest interest in learning more using digital technologies to support teaching and learning who feel they would benefit from focussed, intentional professional learning. DLL is a leadership opportunity with a three year commitment. Coverage will be provided as part of the program.


Year 1 members will learn about key technologies and pedagogical approaches including Global Competencies, Universal Design, GSuite for Education, Assistive Technologies, Digital Citizenship, the TDSB Virtual Library and more. This learning will take place both in person and online.


4 teachers from each Learning Network will be accepted into the program as Year 1 members for the 2018-19 school year, in addition to current DLLs in their respective Learning Networks.

Applications ( for new, Year 1 DLLs will open April 30 and be available until May 11.

Year 2 - Contributing

Second year DLLs will leverage year one learning and participate in a variety of professional learning offerings to the system such as after school sessions and the annual Ed Tech Marketplace.

Year 3 - Leading

Third year DLLs will lead the design and execution of professional learning offerings, working with second year members directly.  


Mentors are experienced DLLs who provide mentoring, coordination and leadership to the overall program efforts and initiatives.


Questions about the DLL program may be directed to