Partnerships / Outreach

ECOO works with a variety of organizations.  The purpose of this project was to identify existing connections, renew and enhance existing connections, and to seek new connections.

If you are a member of an organization that would be interesting in working with ECOO, please contact president@ecoo.org

Project Lead:
Peter McAsh, President
Team Members:
Melanie Mulcaster, Secretary
Doug Peterson, Past President
Mary Walker Hope, Director at Large

TeachOntario

ECOO began working more closely with TeachOntario for the first #ECOOcamp Owen Sound in April 2018.  The partnership has grown whereby ECOO now has a Hub at TeachOntario.  Resources for #ECOOcamps are shared on TeachOntario.  SIGs – Special Interest Groups are hosted on TeachOntario.  A new opportunity for ECOO Members will be announced in late November / early December!

Indigenous / First Nations Educators

Rufus McCullough, Kasabonika Wahsa Education Co-ordinator attend Bring IT, Together 2018.  The concept of an #ECOOcamp for educators in Indigenous Fly-in Communities is being developed.

Contact information for educators in First Nations Education Facilities in Ontario has been created.  An introductory email has been sent and educators were invited to become ECOO Members.

Ontario Teachers Federation – Curriculum Forum

OTF hosts meetings of representatives from each of the Provincial Subject Associations (ECOO is recognized as a Subject Association).  An email list and personal contacts permit the sharing of information.  Since ECOO is an organization that supports educators in all disciplines, ECOO members are also members of at least one additional Subject Association.

Keewatin Patricia District School Board (Kenora)

KPDSB reached out to ECOO to explore opportunities to support technology-using educators in their board.  An #ECOOcamp that combines both physical and virtual components is a possibility.

Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC)

ECOO Member Tim King has been involved with one of ICTC educational initiatives, Cyber Titans.  ECOO is now exploring with ICTC ways to work together to support students and educators.

Canada Learning Code

A member of Canada Learning Code reached out to ECOO to explore having a presence at Bring IT, Together 2019.  That initial contact has lead to CLC being present at #ECOOcamp Owen Sound and Peterborough.  Ongoing projects are being explored.

Microsoft – Fair Chance Learning

ECOO and Fair Chance Learning have worked on a variety of projects in the past and will continue to do so moving forward.  Fair Chance Learning participates in Bring IT, Together and #ECOOcamps.

Google – Ed Tech Team

The Ed Tech Team and ECOO have worked together on a variety of projects in the past and will continue to do so moving forward.  Ed Tech Team participates in Bring IT, Together and #ECOOcamps.

DELL EMC

DELL participates in Bring IT, Together.  They are also involved with #ECOOcamps.  They sponsored lunch for #ECOOcamp Owen Sound in May and #ECOOcamp Peterborough in August.

Renewed Computer Technology – RCT

RCT is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that renews computers given to them primarily by the federal government redistributing them to schools, charities, not-for-profits, First Nation bands, individuals and families living with limited income across Ontario. They are federally funded, administering the Computers for Schools program in Ontario for 25 years. In addition, they have an Outreach program which they partner with charities and other non-profits to help individuals and families living with limited income acquire computers at little cost.