If you follow education happenings on Twitter, you know that teachers and administrators in Canada play an integral role in shaping the future of education for the entire world. Lucky for them, there’s a new online community now available to educators in Canada. (To be clear, it’s available to everyone but has a focus on Canada.)
It’s called We Inspire Futures and it’s the first national site to offer a place for teachers to share tips, best practices, guides, and build up their PLN.
“Social media has been an exciting tool for various communities, and it seemed like a natural fit for Nelson Education, as Canada’s leading educational publisher, to step up to the opportunity by contributing to teachers’ classroom success in a non-traditional way,” explained Greg Nordal, President & CEO, Nelson Education Ltd. “We Inspire Futures will facilitate far-reaching and community generated online conversations among Canadian educators as they share best practices on a national basis.”
We Inspire Futures provides a virtual space where all educators can submit content regardless of geographical location or expert status. It is a space where educators can collaborate with their peers from across Canada, sharing ideas and experiences in the spirit of continuous learning.
3 Key Features
The Community: A place to share teaching experiences, thought provoking ideas, and to read insightful interviews with experts. Here, educators can participate in organic discussions while expanding their personal learning networks.
Idea Bank (see image below): A place to access, download and upload different guides, lesson plans and countless other priceless classroom ideas and resources.
Front Page (Trends Section): A place to discover the latest news stories, top trends, white papers and infographics on 21st century learning nationwide.
“Teachers by nature are givers,” added Nordal. “We’ve created a community that enables Canadian educators to share their ideas and best practices on how to fuel success for students.” Canadian educators agree. As one teacher from the Toronto District School Board commented, “It’s like a staff room where everyone is professional and shares professional knowledge and learnings from every area.”