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Ministry of Education posts important curriculum updates
Teachers can now read updated proposals for the revised grades 10-12 curriculum as well as the finalized versions of the K-9 curriculum on the Ministry of Education website. The government has also posted instructional samples created by teachers from across the province. These samples will also be added to the federation’s resource-sharing site, TeachBC, in the coming days. Remember to share your own resources and lessons plans on TeachBC!

Warm welcome to the BCTF upon its return to the Canadian Teachers' Federation
Delegates attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) unanimously approved the return of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) as a CTF Member.

Urgent action: Mexican teachers need your help!
In the wake of violent crackdowns by police that led to several deaths, including educators, teachers in Mexico urgently need our help and solidarity. Idea Network has set up a page to allow you to send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking him to raise your concerns with Mexico's president. You can donate to the Oaxacan teachers here.

Feed their Minds. Fund Their Schools
This campaign highlights the need for BC to invest in public education. This brochure explains the major funding challenges faced by BC’s students, teachers, and school districts. Solutions for these issues are offered, as well as suggestions for how everyone concerned about this issue can work together. For detailed information please visit the BCTF Research section and FundBCSchools.ca

Working together to make our schools healthy and safe
All BC students and school staff deserve to learn and work in healthy, safe environments. A new brochure highlights important ongoing health and safety issues in our schools including water and air quality, seismic upgrades, and winter conditions. 

Teaching for Reconciliation 
In addition to the Federation’s new Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Residential Schools in BC resource featured in the slider above, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has released three excellent new grade 5, grade 10, and grade 11/12 residential school teaching resources. These can be downloaded for free, and support teaching of the new curriculum. 

 

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