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TeachingCity partnership in Oshawa celebrates 5 years

TeachingCity partnership in Oshawa celebrates 5 years

By Glenn Hendry

Printed September 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm

TeachingCity partnership in Oshawa celebrates 5 years

The TeachingCity staff in 12 months One

After a 5 yr partnership between the Metropolis of Oshawa and its schooling and analysis companions, the folks behind the TeachingCity have loads to crow about.

TeachingCity brings collectively the Metropolis of Oshawa and its accomplices on this enterprise, Durham School, Ontario Tech College, Trent College Durham Better Toronto Space, and the College of Toronto’s School of Utilized Science & Engineering.

The companions tackle Oshawa’s city points by means of innovation, collaboration, utilized analysis and shared experiential studying alternatives with the intention to place Oshawa as a neighborhood, nationwide and world neighborhood of city analysis and studying.

“It is a milestone yr for TeachingCity Oshawa as we have fun the five-year anniversary of this collaboration with our post-secondary and analysis companions,” stated Mayor Dan Carter, sentiments echoed by Ontario Tech President Dr. Steven Murphy, who stated “hands-on studying is a core part” of the Ontario Tech expertise.

“We’re grateful for one more profitable yr of partnership with the Metropolis of Oshawa and the organizations concerned in TeachingCity initiatives,” he added. “Our college students achieve priceless, sensible expertise as they staff with Metropolis workers to develop progressive options that harness expertise to make a optimistic influence of their area people.”

The partnership simply launched its 2021/2022 TeachingCity Oshawa Progress Report (now accessible on-line at, which highlights the accomplishments achieved in yr 5, which spans from September 2021 to August 2022.  Among the notable initiatives embrace:

  • Eleven Metropolis Concept Lab programs – Working in a hybrid-learning atmosphere, greater than 250 college students from Durham School, Ontario Tech College and Trent Durham collaborated with college and Metropolis workers to co-design doable options to varied problem questions inside the neighborhood. The Metropolis Concept Lab experiential studying alternatives have been provided through credit score programs throughout the fall and winter semesters.
  • Age-Pleasant Competency Sport – School and college students from Ontario Tech College developed an interactive coaching device to coach Metropolis and Oshawa Senior Group Centres 55+ (OSCC55+) workers within the utility of an age-friendly lens in service and program supply. The coaching immerses workers in scenario-based studying by means of a customized Gamified Academic Community with competency-based assessments. This progressive coaching offers a framework to study and reveal age-friendly cultural competencies enhancing assist for the town’s ageing inhabitants.
  • Participating Youth by means of Digital Media – School and college students from Trent Durham designed and facilitated filmmaking workshops to offer a chance for youth to have interaction in digital literacy. This supplied native highschool college students the chance to use their new data to develop laptop security expertise by means of the creation of quick movies.
  • Digital Actuality Firefighter Coaching – Durham School college and college students are collaborating with Oshawa Hearth Companies to develop a digital actuality simulation of an uncontrolled, structural collapse situation to boost coaching for firefighters. By this expertise, it’s anticipated that firefighters might be higher outfitted from coaching in an immersive atmosphere and can study to handle stressors, optimize efficiency and scale back accidents and incidences of post-traumatic stress.
  • Scholar Placements – The Metropolis oversaw greater than 40 scholar placement and practicum alternatives, which supplied college students the chance to additional develop real-life utilized expertise in a work-integrated studying atmosphere. By placement alternatives, post-secondary college students carry new concepts and recent views to Metropolis departments and workers and assist assist the achievement of division objectives and company initiatives.

Be taught extra about TeachingCity at and comply with #OshTeachingCity on Twitter and Instagram.

“The TeachingCity partnership is experiential studying at its greatest,” stated Durham School President Don Loviso. “The power to take part within the problem-solving of real-life points that immediately influence residents and companies offers college students with important hands-on coaching, permitting them to faucet into progressive methods of pondering to strengthen the abilities discovered within the classroom.”

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