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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 16, Number 6, May/June 2004

Facilitators needed for Engaging Global Democracy

Help bring global education into classrooms around B.C. The BCTF has applied for a grant to train up to 10 B.C. teachers to facilitate Engaging Global Democracy workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers. The facilitators will also serve as mentors to those who attend the workshops and who want to develop teaching resources for their classrooms and for publication.

The project includes a five-day facilitators’ institute (August 18–22, 2004), facilitation of up to three workshops for pre- or in-service teachers, and release time to serve as a mentor for participants producing materials. Workshops and mentoring will take place between October 2004 and May 2005, as mutually agreed. All costs to teachers selected as facilitators will be covered by the project, subject to funding approval from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

The institute and workshops will build on the lesson aids developed at a previous institute for the B.C. curriculum in several subject areas and all grade levels. They are available at no cost on the BCTF web site: bctf.ca/social/GlobalEd.

What will you gain from being a facilitator? Deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge of global education. Polish your facilitation skills. Collaborate on the design of a global-education workshop. Review principles of curriculum development. Develop skills as a mentor to teacher-developers of global-education resources.

Participants are expected to take part in all three aspects of the project. (Please do not apply if you are unable to make the commitment.)

Applications must be received at the BCTF by June 18, 2004. Successful applicants will be notified by June 25, 2004. The project will proceed only if funding from CIDA is approved. A decision is expected in May 2004.

Applications are available on the BCTF web site or by request from Leona Dolan at the BCTF: 604-871-2250, toll free: 1-800-663-9163, f: 604-871-2294, or ldolan@bctf.ca.



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