Posts Tagged ‘community’

Ottawa Teachers Professional Learning Community

As a teacher today in this fast paced, constantly changing world, it is really hard to keep up to date with all the different teaching tools, websites, and strategies.

We created Ottawa Teachers Professional Learning Community (OTPLC) for all different kinds of teachers to come together and learn about one new topic a month and have hands on time to play with the tools and chat with other teachers.

Our first get together is on February 16th, 2017 at Oh So Good in Westboro at 6pm. This is a very casual where you can connect with other teachers, grab a coffee and make sure to bring your device.

Occasional, contract, public, and student teachers are all welcome.

To know more about this, please check out the website at




PumpkInferno: A great example of Community Collaboration

PumpkInferno is outdoor exhibit of around 6,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario. They have partnered up with local schools to display of over one thousand individually painted pumpkins, created by area school children between Kindergarten and Grade 8 from 22 schools in the region.


To see more photos, please click here.

This is an amazing partnership between the community, the schools and the businesses in the area. The students must feel so supported and valued that people come from many surrounding towns to see their artwork and pumpkin art.

This really made me think. What collaborations are we missing? What collaborations would be so easy to set up and we just don’t see it? Local children’s art in local art galleries, students writing in the local newspaper, and science fairs at a local museum.

What collaborations do you have in your school? What great ideas do you have about how to collaborate with your community. Let’s come up with some inspiring collaboration ideas between our schools and our communities.