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September 27, 2017

  1. Resources to help teachers infuse Aboriginal content
  2. New Teacher magazine online
  3. Employment opportunity at the BCTF
  4. Opportunity for members: Ministry committee posting

Resources to help teachers infuse Aboriginal content

The BCTF has many resources online to help teachers learn about Aboriginal ways of knowing and being, as well as incorporate appropriate Aboriginal content into their lessons. Teachers can visit our “What's New” page, which is refreshed with teaching and learning resources throughout the year, like the Gladys We Never Knew module. This Friday, September 29, is also Orange Shirt Day, an excellent opportunity to get students involved in a reconciliation activity. The BCTF also has a series of free professional development workshops schools and locals can book on Aboriginal education. 

Teachers can also access the Federation's learning resource database, TeachBC, to share their own content or download other helpful resources. The First Nations Education Steering Committee is one of several groups with excellent resources on the TeachBC website to help teachers successfully infuse Aboriginal content into their lessons. 

For teachers looking to further their knowledge, UBC is also running Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education, a free course as part of their Massive Online Open Courseware (MOOC). 

New Teacher magazine online

teacgerThe September/October Teacher magazine takes you on a journey to a moving school-opening in the unique Nisga'a local, where parents and Elders ceremonially entrust their children to their teachers. Hear from a new teacher who's been learning her acronyms as she quickly takes on a leadership role in her local, listen to the voices of youth involved in Black Lives Matter, and wish you had known the amazing Miss Howard. Take a trip along the curriculum timeline to question “how new is the new curriculum?” and learn how BC teachers have been developing a “made in BC” mentorship program. Plus advice from our lawyers and online psychological support, all free to members!

Employment opportunity at the BCTF

The BCTF is currently accepting applications for Assistant Director within the Professional and Social Issues Division. The PSA and Education Policy/Ministry Liaison is a full-time term position (4 years, 8 months) and reports to the Director of the Professional and Social Issues Division (PSID) and the Executive Director. The Assistant Director co-ordinates the Federation's work in curriculum and education policy matters, including work with the provincial specialist associations (PSAs) of the BCTF. Learn more and apply before the deadline on October 20, 2017. The position starts on January 2, 2018.  

Opportunity for members: Ministry committee posting

The BCTF is seeking up to four teachers as planning session participants for the Great Bear Rainforest Resource Development Project. Open School BC is working with the Great Bear Rainforest Educational Trust to develop an educational website and supplementary student and teacher resources. The website and resources will be geared toward a Grades 7-9 audience. Learn more about this opportunity and apply online.


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