April 5, 2017
- Make sure you’re registered to vote
- Get the facts on education funding
- Adult Education Writing Contest
- Opportunities for Members
- Save the date! The BCTF’s PSA Super Conference set for October 20–21, 2017
Make sure you’re registered to vote
The next provincial election is just over a month away and advance voting starts on April 29. Now is the time to make sure you are on the voters list or to double-check that Elections BC has your correct address and other information. Registration is easy. You can do it by phone at 1-800-661-8683 or online. These two options are only open until April 11, but you can also register at the polls when you vote. Help promote voter registration with your friends, families, and colleagues by participating in Elections BC's #GetOnTheListBC Twitter campaign.
Get the facts on education funding
With education already a hot topic this election season, it's important to have the facts when pushing back against the governing party's spin. The BCTF has produced a series of fact sheets for you to download and share. Fact sheets are available on education funding, staffing levels, enrollment changes, class size and composition, graduation rates, and cross-Canada comparisons.
Adult Education Writing Contest
The BCTF Adult Education Advisory Committee has launched a writing contest, with prizes, for all students and former students of continuing education. The goal of the contest is to collect stories that can help raise awareness of the value of adult education in our school districts and the cuts that are putting it at risk. Learn more about the rules and prizes by downloading this form.
Opportunities for Members
The BCTF has a series of postings up for many important positions and roles within the Federation's committees and programs. There are vacancies on all of the Federation's advisory committees, as well as openings for workshop facilitators, Peer Support Service consultants, and facilitators for the BCTF's Program for Quality Teaching/Inquiry team. Get all of the information on these roles and the application process online.
Save the date! The BCTF’s PSA Super Conference set for October 20–21, 2017
Twenty-five of the BCTF's provincial specialist associations (PSAs) have come together for a massive professional development conference in Vancouver this October. Registration for the PSA Super Conference opens later this month, but you can sign up for alerts and notifications now. The conference will feature two full days of highly applicable professional learning opportunities, over 30 remarkable keynote presentations from every subject area, and a huge selection of sessions offered in a variety of formats.