Selected Web Links
We have compiled a comprehensive list of web sites which provide useful information for BCTF members and local leaders interested in labour issues and educational theory and practice. Many of our web pages have links to subject specific sites.
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- The American Educational Research Association is an international professional organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application.
- British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, a non-profit organization representing parental views about public education.
- Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations is an association of Canadian media literacy groups from across Canada.
- Charter for Public Education Network is a non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting the importance of universal, free, accessible public education.
- Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth driven organization located in Vancouver.
- The ERIC database includes full text non-journal documents from 1993 to the present. The Educator's Reference Desk is maintained by the researchers who created the AskERIC service, and includes access to lesson plans, the ERIC database, and links to online education information.
- The Pride Education Network advocates for change in the educational system that will result in a positive environment for LGBTQ people in education, whether they are students, parents, teachers, support staff, or administrators.
- The Homeroom, British Columbia's history of education web site.
- Learning Forward British Columbia (affiliate of Learning Forward, formerly the National Staff Development Council). E-mail contact is firstname.lastname@example.org. Purpose of Learning Forward is to ensure that "every educator engages in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves".
- MediaSmarts (formerly the Media Awareness Network) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting digital and media literacy. They provide high-quality Canadian-based digital and media literacy resources; provide leadership in advancing digital and media literacy in Canadian schools, homes and communities; and contribute to the development of informed public policy on issues related to the media.
- Student Vote, a program for Canadian students under the voting age who may participate in a non-partisan, parallel election experience during an official election period.
Lobbying and organizing on the web
- School Leadership Centre at UBC was formed in 2003 and its mission is to study and develop school leadership.
- Faculties of Education
- The BC Deans of Education web site includes information about the provincial teacher education programs, and links to education partner organizations.
- Continuing Studies in Education, at the University of Victoria, in cooperation with the Faculty of Education, offers Pro D institutes, teaching and learning resources, and undergraduate and graduate programs by distance delivery and in locations around the province. The Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) parallels the Justice Institute of B.C.'s non-credit, professional development programs.
- University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education, Office of Continuing Professional Education organizes programs, courses, and conferences, and links the teaching profession and the faculty of education.
- The Justice Institute of B.C. provides programs, courses and services, many of which have educational relevance for classroom teachers, counsellors, and others involved in public education.
- Simon Fraser University's Professional Qualification Program is a certificate program for immigrant teachers.
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.
- Canadian Council on Social Development promotes social and economic security for all Canadians through its research on a broad variety of issues: income security, employment, labour market, poverty, child welfare, pensions and government social policies.
- Centre for Social Justice is a Canadian coalition of activists from universities and unions, faith communities and social movements.
School districts, trustees and schools (see also Employers)
Last updated January 17, 2013
Prepared and maintained by Diana Broome, BCTF Information Services Co-ordinator, e-mail: email@example.com.