TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2012) -
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World Teachers' Day marks the launch of We Inspire Futures, an online space dedicated to teachers and educators. The first national site of its kind, We Inspire Futures provides a community driven online environment where teachers can share best practices, success stories and interact with other educational professionals.
"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.
We Inspire Futures features three unique conversation zones:
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: 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."
As an important educational stakeholder, Nelson Education is pleased to launch We Inspire Futures on World Teachers' Day in celebration of Canada's unsung classroom heroes, as they teach and inspire today's young minds; the leaders of tomorrow.
About Nelson Education
Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the life long learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. In addition to its English language publishing, Nelson also supports French language learning markets through Groupe Modulo, its Quebec based publishing business.
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