TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Yesterday evening, TVO was awarded the platinum 2015 Deloitte IPAC Public Sector Leadership Award by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) for its social network for teachers, TeachOntario. Recognizing organizations demonstrating outstanding leadership, the IPAC award highlights the TeachOntario online community, which was created for Ontario teachers to explore, create, and share educational information.
"We are honoured that TeachOntario has been recognized by IPAC for our role as Ontario's partner for digital learning inside and outside the classroom," said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer, TVO. "Developing TeachOntario, TVO worked hand in hand with Ontario's educators to create a place to share and collaborate so that they can elevate their students' learning experience."
The social network is available to teachers in all grades across the province. Some recent TeachOntario activity includes sharing math problems for the classroom, webinars on cyber-bullying, and establishing student pen pals across Ontario. In addition to teacher-driven content, TeachOntario is administered by a professional community manager and includes resources that are relevant to both teachers and parents.
TeachOntario was created by TVO in partnership with the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF), its Affiliates, and the Ministry of Education (EDU), and in consultation with teachers from a variety of districts across the province. It is available at tvo.org/teachontario.
As the technological extension of Ontario's public education system, TVO's vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
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