TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Last night, TVO TeachOntario, an online community for teachers, received the 2016 Ontario School Library Association OSLA Award for Special Achievement. Presented at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference, the OSLA Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have provided significant support to teacher-librarians, and school library information centre development, in Ontario.
"It is an honour for TeachOntario to be recognized by the OSLA," said Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive Officer. "TeachOntario was designed to support sharing, collaboration and knowledge exchange amongst educators across Ontario. By partnering with educators, we're committed to improving student outcomes and well-being."
As the Government of Ontario's partner for digital learning inside and outside the classroom, TVO TeachOntario supports digital learning and sharing amongst almost 7,000 registered users across Ontario. TeachOntario was developed by TVO in partnership with the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF), its Affiliates and the Ministry of Education, and in consultation with teachers from a variety of districts across the province. The online community was also recognized by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), receiving the Deloitte IPAC Public Sector Leadership Award in 2015.
TVO's suite of digital learning resources includes TVO mPower, a creative online game that teaches fundamental K-6 math skills while enabling students to have fun and learn more about the world around them; TVO Homework Help, free online math tutoring by teachers; and TVO ILC, Ontario's largest public high school.
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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