Media Advisory - Ontario Education Minister, Hon. Liz Sandals, to launch online community for teachers

TORONTO, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Education Minister Hon. Liz Sandals will publicly launch TVO's award-winning online platform, TeachOntario, on March 31, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic School in Oakville.

TeachOntario is an online community created to support sharing, collaboration, and knowledge exchange amongst educators across Ontario.

The platform was developed by TVO, in partnership with the Ontario Teachers' Federation, its Affiliates and the Ministry of Education, and in consultation with teachers from a variety of districts across the province.

Event Details

9:10-9:35 am

Official launch and TeachOntario demo

9:40-9:50 am

Photo op – Minister Sandals will participate as two elementary classes, one in Oakville, the other in Chatham, use Google Hangouts to connect virtually to solve a math problem together.

Their teachers met online through TeachOntario and are using technology to support collaborative teaching practices to improve student outcomes.

9:50-10 am

Media availability


St. Mary Catholic School

2175 Colonel William Pkwy

Oakville, ON, L6M 0B7

About TVO
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

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For further information: Media contact: Nicole Morrison, Public Relations Specialist, 416.484.2600 x2281,


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