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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, Number 1, September 2005

Golden Leaf Awards
Teacher writers win awards

The Canadian Educational Press Association (CEPA) presented their Golden Leaf Awards in June, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The association is a national group of writers, editors, and media relations people from teacher organizations across Canada.

This year, Teacher and four B.C. primary teachers received a Certificate of Excellence in the Writing and Editing category for the series of articles on teaching primary. Glen Gough (Fort Nelson), Lori Robinson (Merritt), Sheila Stokes (Kamloops), and Julie Zoney (Maple Ridge) wrote the primary series, which ran in the March 2005 issue of Teacher.

Teacher newsmagazine and Pat Clarke, the director of the BCTF’s Professional and Social Issues Division also received a Certificate of Excellence, Writing and Editing, for the Supervision of Learning series including "The new panopticon" (Teacher, Nov./Dec. 2004 and "Web of control" (Teacher, Jan./Feb. 2005.)

In the category Original Graphics, Karen Steele, BCTF Graphics Department supervisor was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for her "World Teachers’ Day poster."

The CEPA also presented Teacher newsmagazine, the BCTF Communications and Campaigns Division, and NOW Communications with a Certificate of Excellence in the Media Campaign category for "Campaign to make public education an issue in the May 17, 2005 provincial election."

Congratulations to everyone for your superb work. It is an honour to be recognized by your peers.

– Kathleen Smith

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