How To: Get Your TLLP Project Started on TeachOntario

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    TVO's TeachOntario is a wonderful online space for you to work on your project as it develops. There are many options for you to create content (documents, blog posts, video, polls, etc.) and share your TLLP project (for only the TeachOntario community) or the world (non-registered).

     

    This document outlines how to get your project started. For more information on TeachOntario, please see our About Us.

     

    Here's a link to TeachOntario: https://www.tvo.org/teachontario

     

     

     

    Here's what you'll learn:

     

    • Registering for Your TeachOntario account
    • Deciding on how you want to share your TLLP project -- for the public? or on the platform-only for the registered users on TeachOntario?Homepage.png
    • Creating a TLLP Project Space for the world
      • Where will you be able to find your new TLLP Project Space?
      • Adding Your First TLLP Project Blog Post
    • Creating a TLLP Project Space for registered users on TeachOntario
      • Where will you find your new TLLP Project Space?
      • Adding Your First TLLP Project Blog Post

     

    If you have any questions along the way, please email TeachOntario's Community Manager Albert at communitymanager@tvo.org.

     

     

    Register for your TeachOntario account

     

    If you don't already have a TeachOntario account, you'll need to create one. By doing so, you'll join over 8,000 educators who've registered and are exploring, sharing and creating alongside one another.  **Remember: You'll need your school district email address.**

     

    Here’s how to create your account:

     

     

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    • *Final Step: Check your school district email address for a validation email*

     

     

    Deciding on how you want to share your TLLP project. For the public? Or on the platform-only for TeachOntario's registered users?

     

    Decide how you want to share the work in you TLLP project. There might be plans, artifacts, links to research, blog-post reflections, videos, etc. You'll need an online place to share documents, artefacts, blog posts, videos, pictures or whatever you've decided to share as your project unfolds. It's an exciting proposition. where sharing can happen. TeachOntario provides a couple of great options.

     

    Ask yourself:

    • Are you excited by the opportunity of sharing your inquiry project and making your learning visible for the public?
      • If you are thrilled by this prospect and energized by the thought of sharing your process and learning in all it's messy stages for the public, then create a TLLP Project Space in TeachOntario's "Explore" Section.
    • Would you rather share your project on TeachOntario for other educators who are registered on the platform?
      • If you answered yes, you can share your learning with other educators on the platform by creating your TLLP Project Space in TeachOntario's "Create" Section.

     

    Create Your TLLP Project Space in TeachOntario's "Explore" Section for Public Access

     

    If you've decided to share your TLLP project on TeachOntario for the public to access and enjoy, then create your TLLP Project space in Explore. It's an authentic way of making your learning visible.

     

    Here are the steps:

    • Log in to TeachOntario
    • Click on Explore
    • Click on the "TLLP/PKE" tile. (Here's the direct link: TLLP/PKE)

     

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    • Here's what the landing page for the "TLLP/PKE" in Explore looks like (see image right).
    • Click on "Actions" and a drop down menu will appear.

     

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    • In the "Actions" drop down menu, click on "Project"

     

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    • You're on your way to creating your TLLP Project to share! Remember: Your project will be visible to the public.
    • Next steps:

     

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    Add Your First TLLP Project Blog Post

     

    To get started, please add a piece of content to your project -- perhaps add a blog post (see image below, right).

    • Here's how: on your new group, there's a link to "Action". Click.
    • Look for the green "Blog Post" icon. Click.

     

     

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    Give your blog post a title, and in the text field explain what your project is about or how you and your group started the journey or just tell the community a little bit about your group.

     

    This will ensure you can find the content and project in your profile.

     

     

    Create Your TLLP Project Space in TeachOntario's "Create" Section Only for the Others on the Platform

     

    If you've decided to share your TLLP project within the space of TeachOntario for other educators who are registered on TeachOntario, then create your space in "Create". You'll still be making your learning visible for others registered on the TeachOntario platform.

     

    Here are the steps:

     

     

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    • Here's what the landing page for the Teacher Learning & Leadership Program (TLLP) looks like.
    • Simply click on "Create a Group Project" to get started

     

     

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    Then, fill in the fields:

      • Give your new place a name
      • Describe your project as best as you can
    • You'll have the choice of making it Open, Members only, Private or Secret.
      • If it's Open, the entire TeachOntario community platform will see it if they're registered or logged in. They can view content and participate.
      • If it's Members Only, the entire TeachOntario community platform will see it if they're registered or logged in. But only those who have joined can participate.
      • If it's Private, Members are approved/invited. And only when the're members may they view and participate.
      • If it's Secret, Membership is by invitation only. And only when members are part of the group may they view and participate.

     

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    Add Your First TLLP Project Blog Post

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    To get started, I'd recommend adding a blog post.

    • Here's how: on your new group, there's a link to "Action". Click.
    • Look for the green "Blog Post" icon. Click.

     

     

     

     

    Give your blog post a title, and in the text field explain what your project is about or how you and your group started the journey or just tell the community a little bit about your group.

     

    Next Steps

     

    We're looking forward to working and learning alongside you as you start this exciting process!

     

    • If you need support along the way, there are many "How To" documents and tutorials in Ask Albert.
    • If you have any questions along the way, please email TeachOntario's Community Manager Albert at communitymanager@tvo.org.